RE: [DML] Re: Treatment of Newbies (was: Leaving The Group)
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RE: [DML] Re: Treatment of Newbies (was: Leaving The Group)



Harold, Would I be considered an DeLorean Mechanic?

Group, If you want see what it's really like then get over into the parts
business and you will get the phone calls from the newbie's and shops more
than you will see over the internet. 
I feel in the computer world and instant messages that why a lot of Newbie's
go to the internet first. Reading the books is one thing but when some one
explains why the cold start doesn't work after they have read the book and
thought they have checked everything and I tell the it's the starter, I wish
I could see the blank look on their face.
Several times a month I'm explaining the 7-11 trip and the car won't start,
fans won't turn on, blower motor quits and starts back up and car get to
hot. But the most I get is fuel related problems and electrical. 
That's ok if I have the time during the day or I will call them back in the
evening. You would be surprised how many folks aren't on the chat groups.
Just my 2 cents
John Hervey
www.deloreanautopart.com
Newbie Counselor
   

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Harold McElraft
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:43 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Treatment of Newbies (was: Leaving The Group)

Well, in the newbie's defense, lack of confidence is probably the main 
factor in seeking help. Rightfully so I think. Fear of doing something 
wrong and causing more or greater problems, adding to the "break-down" 
risk and excessive expense are legitimate concerns if you are unsure of 
what you are doing. Many of us "old-timers" see some of the issues as 
simple when in reality they are complex issues or at least may appear 
incomprehensible to someone looking at a DeLorean for the first time.

Experience is a great confidence builder. Some of the common problems 
in a DeLorean need to have an experienced mechanic instructing or doing 
the work in order to avoid costly and even dangerous outcomes.

I'll help when I can - but I encourage "newbies" to visit the nearest 
DMC service center or an experienced DMC mechanic.

Harold McElraft - 3354


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> I agree that many things repeat. In the summer we get the A/C
> questions. The newbies want to know about the doors and their most
> urgent problems. Many could do more if they read the manual or tried a
> search. The newer ones just are not aware of what we take for granted
> as common and usual. Maybe they just need confirmation for what they
> already know. I post to them because some people just don't ask and it
> helps to refresh everyone's memory. From time-to-time we come up with
> newer solutions by reposting old problems. Or at least different ways
> to see them. How would you feel if you were a newbie, thrilled to
> finally have 



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