[DML] Re: Water in crankcase of Ted Campbells '81 Delorean engine
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[DML] Re: Water in crankcase of Ted Campbells '81 Delorean engine

I'll tell you one thing I'd check.  Pull out the oil filler cap and
see if there's a plastic screen in the valve cover itself (not in the
cap).  If it is there, then I would assume your water problem is
either just moisture from sitting for so long, or a head gasket.  

If there is NOT a plastic screen in the valve cover, then the motor
must have been overheated pretty badly at some point.  I don't know
what the best advice would be in this case.  Even if you'd replace the
head gaskets, the heads and/or block may be warped.  I actually had a
cracked head along with the missing plastic screen.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "purewaterted" <purewaterted@xxxx> wrote:
> I recently purchased a '81 Delorean S/N 000996. After paying for it I 
> was informed the seller found water in the crankcase. He assured me he 
> would make everything "right" before delivering the car to me. I've 
> been in the long distance trucking business for a long time and water 
> in the base usually means trouble. This car has been parked for over 15 
> years and required a new fuel pump to get it started and it still runs 
> rough. Has anyone out there had experience with this problem? Where 
> should I begin to look?
> Thanks 
> Ted Campbell
> email pure-water@xxxx

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