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



I seen a new unstarted engine at DMCH with out this part in it.

I dont know if they all came that way or not.

Mark V



On Jul 7, 2005, at 8:00 PM, Matt Spittle wrote:

> 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.
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> 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.
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> Matt
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> --- 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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