Re: MORE 'D' BLUES
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Re: MORE 'D' BLUES



Either a head gasket, cylinder bottom seal(s), or warped block/heads.
Usually water flows into oil (under constant pressure). Milky white
foam in the crankcase is traditional indicator. Check for it on
dipstick. Look for steam in exhaust from warm engine. Can also
pressure test coolant system.

If you opt to remove heads yourself note PRV has special technique.
Don't simply lift straight off block -- can disturb cylinders/bottom
seals. You slide head (can't remember if towards engine center or away
from it. Martin?) then move up & off in an arc. Or so my Volvo
literature explains.

Both Rich A and Travis G have done own head work within past year for
first hand info.

Bill Robertson
#5939

> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Lance Haslewood <lanceh@xxxx> wrote:
> Thinking that I now have the DeLorean running well following the fuel 
> distributor issue, I'm faced with yet another problem. Yesterday I
decided 
> to change the oil and coolant and noticed the odd small particle of
oil in 
> the coolant. So I changed the oil and filter, flushed the cooling
system 
> and refilled it with a fresh glycol mix. I also replaced the oil
pressure 
> switch with a new one as the existing switch had been weeping oil
around 
> its seal. Anyway, I took the car for a short drive and returned
home to 
> bled the system and was surprised to see oil throughout the cooling 
> system. Not just small particles, but a complete mixture of oil and 
> glycol. In fact, the glycol was a grey colour and frothing in the
header 
> bottle. When I released the bleed screw, oil and water mixture went 
> everywhere. I'm hoping that the problem is just a head gasket and
nothing 
> more serious. Knowing my current run of bad luck, it will be more
serious.
> 
> Lance H
> Australia






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