[DML] Re: Broken Angle Drive = Faulty mileage?
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[DML] Re: Broken Angle Drive = Faulty mileage?



You are right.  There are not many DeLoreans out there that have not 
had a broken angle drive, dust cap, or whatever in its lifetime.  The 
mileage of any DeLorean should always be suspect, and you can only be 
sure of the general mileage based on documented services, inspections, 
insurance queries, etc.  And even then, how do you know someone didn't 
drive it 1000 miles in one week?  How many owners are going to 
Gettysburg with non-functioning odometers?  Based on people planning 
trips with leaking cooling systems (no offense to Farrar), I would bet 
plenty.  

Fact is, mileage isn't so much a concern as maintenance and 
driveability is.  A new owner would be better off worrying about 
whether the antifreeze and brake fluids have been changed regularly, 
the car driven a couple thousand miles a year, etc.  

Andy




--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Matthew" <matthewilw@...> wrote:
>
> I'm in the process of possibly buying a D. and after reading some of 
> the responses about towing a Delorean I have a question. When the 
> angle drive is broken, does the odometer stop counting? I'm assuming 
> it does, but the whole angle drive issue confuses the hell out of me. 
> I found a D. with "5,000 original miles" advertised, but when I got 
> there I found out the angle drive has been broken for almost 5 years. 
> If so, then there is pretty much no way to ever tell the REAL mileage 
> of almost any D. considering the frequency of the angle drive 
> breaking....right?  Thanks in advance.
>



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