Re: [DML] white smoke - cracked head?
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Re: [DML] white smoke - cracked head?

If this isn't it - the moisture is probably entering an exhaust port 
since apparently there is no miss-fire at startup. Taking off the 
exhaust manifolds and pressurizing the cooling system should tell you 
which one is leaking.

There is an abundance of heads floating around.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Daryl Scott <daryl_scott32@...> wrote:
> Pull the oil dipstick and look at it. Is it milky? If so, could be 
gas and/or water. Water would lead towards the cracked head. Most 
likely, you have a ton of gas in the engine from cranking it an 
flooding via the cold start injector. Change the oil and filter and 
see if that clears it up.
> Steven Clark <javelin1973401@...> wrote:          Hello everyone, 
here is a little background and a
> multi-part question.
> We bought our Delorean earlier this year, non-running,
> and have been getting it ready to start, freshing up
> the cooling system, fuel system, ignition system,
> fixing broken wires, and so forth (I had the gas tank
> cleaning question last month). There is some evidence
> that it had gotten hot, rear fascia has some heat
> damage, as well as heat damage on some wires by the
> exhaust. We finally started it this past weekend, and
> it runs great, except for one issue. 
> When we first start the cold engine everything is just
> fine. As it starts heading up it starts belching
> white smoke, quite a bit of it. I think what's
> happening is that there is a crack in one or both
> heads, as the car heats up the head expands and the
> crack opens up, water gets into the combustion
> chamber, voila, white smoke. Does that sound
> reasonable? Could it be something else I hadn't
> though of? Maybe a compression test would help
> verify, but maybe not since the crack is small when
> the engine is cold?
> I have a good place to work, tools, the job doesn't
> look horrible, and I'm pretty good in the garage so
> I'm comfortable doing this job myself. Any tricks or
> advice? Can you get aluminum heads repaired easily
> and reliable or should I look for replacements? Can I
> get heads off an Eagle Premier or other prv equipped
> car (I think there is one in a local pull-a-part)? If
> not where can I get Delorean heads?
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Steven Clark
> 3316
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