Re: RE: [DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment
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Re: RE: [DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment



That is the first that I have ever heard about the trans getting stuck if left in gear for long periods of time.  I am not saying that it isn't true, just never heard of it. I have heard of hand brakes getting stuck in the on position.
I had sticks on my first two cars and started with automatics in the late 70's. I always parked my stick shift cars in gear and usually set the emergency/parking brake. I have put the Delorean away in the garage in October and not pulled it out till March and never had a problem. I don't set the hand brake when the car is in the garage because the car is on level ground and I don't want the hand brake to get stuck and don't want the release springs under tension for so long. Probable doesn't make any difference.

Gary Masie

----- Original Message -----
From: robert parker 
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2012 12:44 am
Subject: RE: [DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> 
> Hmmm. Actually, I keep my car in neutral when parked, as it 
> tends to sit for fairly long periods of time. The hand brake is 
> snugly on, and the wheels are chocked. It is my understanding 
> that extended stationary time in gear can result in a "stuck" 
> transmission. Also parked my '38 Buick thus. Even if "myth-
> busted", it is enough to warrant my precautionary measure. 
> Drive Stainless (park carefully) Robert VIN 6924 
> 
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > From: lienan82@xxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:08:56 +0000
> > Subject: [DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment
> > 
> > Considering most people put their car in Reverse while parked 
> (manual trans), I hope you remind people not to do this until 
> they are positive the car is out of gear. Even if the hand 
> brake is on, the starter can be enough to jerk the car while in gear.
> > 
> > Andy
> > 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Just sent a message to an owner who needs to single handedly 
> crank his car while watching a timing light flash. Kind of hard 
> to do by yourself unless you make this handy mod:
> > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY2P3EyY95E
> > > 
> > > Works just like starting an old Ford from under the hood 
> (triggering the solenoid manually in lieu of the ignition 
> switch). Ford solenoid itself is mounted to the passenger 
> fender, so you can bypass it altogether and start the car in 
> case of solenoid failure.
> > > 
> > > Ignition has to be on if you want the engine to actually run 
> of course. Ignition also has to be on to diagnose spark.
> > > 
> > > Bill Robertson
> > > #5939
> > >
> > 
> > 
> > 
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