Re: [DML] Re: clutch
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Re: [DML] Re: clutch

I couldn't disagree with you guys more, and I think it's an absurd suggestion.  I agree that general automobile knowledge will get you far, but Mark, you spent a LOT of time at tech sessions and on mailing lists to gain the knowledge you have.  A run-of-the-mill mechanic will neither have the knowledge, nor an interest in obtaining it for such a rare car.
I've seen plenty of examples of "professional" work on DeLoreans:  hacked wiring, homemade fuel system parts, sloppy finishing work, and damage to other parts due to a lack of knowledge.  Suggesting it is the same as everyone's mom's Honda is just wrong.  The majority of cars that shared the DeLorean parts are rarer than the DMC is!
I've never trusted a normal shop to do any of my work, and the ones that I was forced to (for tires and alignments), I have been less than satisfied with.  If you want it done correctly and reliably, a mechanic familiar with the car is only kind.  I've found that my best DeLorean mechanic is me.
Jake Kamphoefner

----- Original Message ----
From: DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 10:18:04 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: clutch

I agree with John 100%.

It is just a car, nothing more.

I could understand more if it was 100% DMC Delorean but face it, this 
car is a frankenstein of the automobile world, it has parts on it 
from all of the popular MFG's at the time.

I am not a Delorean mechanic and never claimed to be, but with the 
mechanical skills I learned through out the years I Pulled my Engine 
and transmission, replaced the front and rear main seals, extracted 
broken manifold studs, painted the engine bay, replaced the 
waterpump, cleaned the VOD, did a DMCH performance exhaust job, 
flushed the coolant, rebuilt my CV joints plus many more projects to 
the car and never been certified as a Delorean mechanic and my old 
car is still running and the engine and transmission hasn't fallen 
out yet driving down the road. The new owner is very happy with it 
and was amazed at the professional looking job I did with cleaning up 
the engine and powdercoating the valve and timing covers along with 
the intake manifold. All by not being Delorean certified.

Take your car to a trusted mechanic is all you need to do.

All of the Delorean DMCH shops that just opened up are not Delorean 
certified mechanics except for Don Stegar and Rob Grady, the rest are 
just mechanics that you find at any Joe's Garage. I am not saying 
this is a bad thing at all since there are lots of excellent 
mechanics that work at Joe's garage.

Mark V

On Apr 10, 2008, at 9:42 PM, John Hervey wrote:

> David and Group
> The DeLorean is a car and not a God or a something that can't be 
> worked on
> by other mechanics. Put it up in the air have a mechanic stand 
> under it and
> then take the blindfold off the mechanic and see if he can tell you 
> what
> kind of a car it is.
> John Hervey
> www.specialtauto. com

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