[DML] Re: Proper way to store a D doors?
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[DML] Re: Proper way to store a D doors?



If you intend to just store it and not bother it for long 
term...don't do it,if you will be starting it up a couple times a 
week,then maybe,depending on your garage type and how well it is 
sealed...and above all do NOT leave even the smallest traces of food 
ANYWHERE in the car...they WILL find it!! I accidentally forgot a 
small unopened sack of flour in the trunk in a car I stored(not a "D")
they smelled it...chewed off a plastic plug in the spare tire wheel 
well...got in there in the winter months,had a winters feast on the 
flour and made a nest out of some of the rear seat insulation...and 
as a side effect I found little white paw prints all over my black 
interior,(among other "stuff" they left behind)and they stunk it to 
high hell..this after I made the interior spotless :( before I stored 
it.If you decide to leave the door(s)UP, also leave the trunk open 
and REMOVE the carpet cover over the spare tire and remove the spare 
tire,But Don't remove the cover where the jack goes...you will never 
get the remains of a critter out of there!!!! Also remove the locked 
cover behind the seat and if you remove the battery leave the cover 
off,leave the glove box door open etc...you will be doing this so as 
NOT to give the critters a nice cozy place to nest...since it/they 
will be in exposed area(s),I would go as far as removing the seats(if 
the doors are to stay in the open position)and store them in a safe 
area.Again the main thing is not to give the critters any safety or 
security in your Delorean and any reason to use your car as their 
domain.By leaving cubby holes fully exposed,they too will feel fully 
exposed and unsafe to nest baby critters in your Delorean.Also leave 
the engine cover open or they will nest on top of your engine.
Also make sure all your duct work is/are all in the closed 
positions,including the dash and the door ducts and the flaps in the 
AC/heating system.In the circular duct openings between the door and 
the dash area.  Use that metallic chrome tape that is used in the AC 
industry and NOT duct tape!! Duct tape is basically "cloth tape" with 
glue!!    Hope this helps.

Claude   






--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marv Williams <marv2020@...> wrote:
>
> Yes, the problem with critters is real, I have a dead sparrow in my 
D from me leaving the garage door open, I keep forgetting to remove 
it.
> 
> Dave Swingle <swingle_dmc@...> wrote:          Yes. The usual issue 
is invasion by critters and dirt. But it is better 
> for both the bar and the strut. 
> 
> Dave S
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob Brandys <BobB@> wrote:
> >
> > Is it better to store a D with the doors up(open)?
> > 
> > This will reduce the torque load on the torsion bars.
> > This will reduce the pressure in the struts (less leakage over 
time).
> > 
> > Bob
> >
> 
> 
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