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

There are other ways to guess at the mileage. Does the car still have
NCT's on it and how much tread is left? What is the general condition
of the interior and the pads on the pedals. How much lining is left on
the brake pads and do they look origional? From a lot of clues you can
take an educated guess. Then, as Andy points out, maintanece is VERY
important. A low mileage car left outside to rot is not the same as a
higher mileage car that was obviously well taken care of, garaged, and
clean. If a car has history you can look at repair tickets for
mileage, inspection, titles, bills of sale, etc. Not every Delorean
has trouble with it's speedometer/odometer. 
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "drew" <Soma576@...> wrote:
> 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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