[DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)
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[DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)

Engine coolant isn't the problem. Transmission fluid is. If it
overheats, loses all its hydraulic properties. You'll then eat up the
clutch discs.

Note that transmission fluid does not reconstitute itself either (is
not like boiling the antifreeze).

Most automatics cool their fluid in the radiator (separate plumbing,
but same housing). Unfortunately the A/C condensor is located in front
of the radiator. High side is HOT. Since your transmission fluid is
going to be under stress anyway, no sense in subjecting it to hot
freon too.

If you've got a towing package you may have an external cooler
somewhere else.

Bill Robertson

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin@xxxx> wrote:
> Actually, the main ride into PF is relatively mountain free and it's
> 2-3 hours to PF from Greenville (I know it sounds absurd but it's
true). If
> I get into trouble, I can always pull over, back off the D and drive it
> until the engine cools off.
> I wouldn't say mine's a baby truck, it's more of a toddler. It's the
4 liter
> V6 from Mazda with the towing package and special towing radiator.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: content22207 [mailto:brobertson@xxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 4:00 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)
> Harder than South Carolina -- you're going to be in the mountains.
> Manually downshift if the transmission starts to hunt. If your cooler
> is up front, don't run the A/C (heat from the condensor). That third
> truck lane is there for a reason -- don't be afraid to use it.
> Ken K hauls DeLo's with a baby truck, on a trailer no less, so it can
> be done.
> See you in June.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> >--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin@xxxx> wrote:
> > As it turns out, it pays to ask. I went to the Mazda dealer and they
> said
> > that with a rear engine car like the DeLorean, I should have no
> > pulling it, the only issue might be that if I get into a hairy
> situation,
> > that weight might try to push me around.
> >
> > I've done plenty of towing so I know the drill. Best thing about it
> all is
> > that they have a tow dolly they are gonna lend me for free. So, I'm
> gonna
> > get the trailer a few days early and drag the DeLorean around and
> get a feel
> > for it. If it seems like it's too much for it to handle, I'll get a
> bigger
> > truck.
> >
> > How friggin hard can it be to get the car 2 hours to PF?

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