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Automatic Transmisson Solenoid Valves
#16
My gasket is a bit more upper class.
It was made from a Logitec wireless keyboard and mouse box ! Wink


Still leaks though :lol:
Paul Birks - DOC5 - Worksop
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#17
lol, I always remember the 'Carling Zilla' fitted for many years to Flopsy.....we made the 'donut' to throttle body gaskets out of a Carling Black Label 24 pack :lol:

PS - Congrats on the new job Paul! Big Grin
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#18
LOL. Might be a good heading for a topic.
"Blue Peter car parts" :lol:

Cheers Claire
Paul Birks - DOC5 - Worksop
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#19
aaargh, Phill has just totally grossed me out with another dose of Derbyshite humour..........

He said you should try making a gasket from a box of 'Always Ultra' as they dont leak and like the D they have wings too!!

Although christ only knows how he is so clued up on these things!!! :lol: :wink:
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#20
LOL
And maybe a seperate FORUM for Phils jokes :lol:
Paul Birks - DOC5 - Worksop
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#21
jeez, surely even you arnt as cruel as to inflict his jokes on the DeLorean Community!! lol

Seeya soon mate,

Claire
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#22
Got my new gasket.
What a difference! LOL
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LARGER IMAGE http://www.aqzj73.dsl.pipex.com/2s.jpg

Thats more like it.....
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LARGER IMAGE http://www.aqzj73.dsl.pipex.com/1s.jpg
Paul Birks - DOC5 - Worksop
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#23
did cleaning the solenoids work paul or do you still have to get new ones?
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#24
It kind of worked Nick.
Waiting for some solenoids to come through the post, then Ill know for sure.

Cleaning them out definately made a difference. It does drop into 1st briefly, but lts like a slipping clutch in first and theres not much power.
I have a theory for this, but like I said, I'll know for sure when the new bits arrive Wink
Paul Birks - DOC5 - Worksop
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#25
Good luck Paul, I've been following this one with interest! Just for completeness so we can find it when we read this exchange in years to come, have you got the Renault part number for that gasket?
Richard Hanlon
Derbyshire
DOC 393

1981 DMC-12 VIN 06126
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#26
Cheers Rich.
I actually went to Renault who are only a couple of miles away from me, and asked them for a gasket for a Renault 30 Auto Transmission Pan. I would have used one of our DeLorean Vendors but this was an emergency, as fluid was pooring all over the place!

They got one in for me a day later at the cost of £22. A bit steep some might say, but then again, what else are you going to use? A cardboad box? Hahahahah :roll:

Anyway to answer your question, yes ive got the part number. I'll dig it out for you when I remember where Ive put it. :lol:
Paul Birks - DOC5 - Worksop
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#27
Good Man.

I'm just back (last night) from another trip across Europe - Italy this time - and a fantastic trip all in all. Turned 36,000 in the Mont Blanc tunnel!!! - - and it seems my car has begun to develop a similar fault too! Call it premonition, but it had an occasional fault before, which I why I was reading this thread. The problem was whereby 'D' would only work as 3rd gear until the car had thoroughly warmed up, but in '2' it would switch between 1 and 2 quite merrily. Now, however, the problem seems to have grown to match yours: It doesn't bother always bother with 1st at all, and it's taking longer and longer for it to settle down when in 'D' mode. So, this evening, I've dropped the sump and extracted to compuiter and solenoid valves. Time to go hunting methinks!

Can I give you a bell at some point so we can exchange recent experiences on the subject?

Cheers mate,
Richard Hanlon
Derbyshire
DOC 393

1981 DMC-12 VIN 06126
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#28
Yeah definately Rich. Im home anytime after 6:30pm most days. I'll PM you my phone number. Wink
Paul Birks - DOC5 - Worksop
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#29
NickT Wrote:I wonder if an auto gearbox specialist can cross reference this to the renault alpine gearbox or similar !

All the alpines are manuals. The DeLorean gearbox is Renault 30 and the solenoids are available from Renault but cheaper from Houston
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#30
Paul, have you sorted this problem yet?

NickT
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