[DMCForum] Re: Isolating a DeLo Automatic Before Dollying
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[DMCForum] Re: Isolating a DeLo Automatic Before Dollying

If a DeLo automatic transmission is anything like every other
manufacturer's I've ever encountered, it will need to be isolated
before DOLLYING (not trailering). But without a driveshaft to the rear
wheels I'm not sure exactly how one goes about it. Removing the drive
axles makes sense, but I am NOT claiming to be even remotely
knowledgeable for sure. Hence the question marks.

Plastic bag reference was for front engine RWD cars. Up on the dolly
transmission fluid will run out. And yes, dirt can get in.

I simply don't understand why some people dolly cars backwards rather
than remove the drive shaft.

Bill Robertson

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Andrei Cular" <andreic@xxxx> wrote:
> Bill are you still talking about a DeLorean?    I believe the half
> are held on with 8 bolts per CV.  and you don't have to worry about
> leaking out of the CV joints, just dirt getting in.
> Andrei
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxx>
> To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:12 PM
> Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Continued Farrar Towing His New DeLo
> > When I mentioned towing the car backwards, I was envisioning it backed
> > on a DOLLY, not a trailer. So many replies have misunderstood, I must
> > not have been clear. Apologies.
> >
> > Some people claim you can dolly a car backwards to keep from removing
> > the driveshaft. Personally don't see what the big deal is -- normal
> > shafts are only held on by 4 bolts. Simply tape or rubber band a
> > plastic bag over the transmission yoke to keep the fluid from
falling out.
> >
> > The question is: if Farrar dollys a DeLo automatic, how do you isolate
> > THAT transmission? Do you simply pop the drive axles off?
> >
> > Of course you don't need to isolate the transmission if the car's on a
> > flat bed.
> >
> > Nor do you need to isolate a manual transmission on a dolly.
> >
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939

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