[DML] Re: Delorean Choice of PRV
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[DML] Re: Delorean Choice of PRV

Hi Robert,

To approach it from another side: I am glad they decided to use the 
PRV. That's for the same reason as to why the British can't build a 
computer. They do not know how to make it leak oil! :D
My D leaves no spots or puddles of oil on the garage floor.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "therealdmcvegas" <dmcvegas@...> 
> Actually, that still only half-true.
> An engine does have to be certified on it's own as an engine. That 
in itself IS a lengthy 
> process. Next it must be tested in an individual vehicle platform, 
which is a far less 
> lengthy process comparatively. This proves that under load of a 
particular vehicle 
> platform, it still stays withing emissions standards.
> http://www.epa.gov/otaq/certdata.htm
> I.e. a Ford 302/5.0L V8 engine would be tested as an engine for 
meeting emissions 
> standards, and would then have had 2 seperate tests performed on it 
to see how well it 
> does when installed into separate vehicle plaforms: 1. FOX Body 
> Victoria/Grand Marquis), 2. Light Truck (F-150/Bronco). And so on 
as the new vehicle 
> platforms are introduced, and new engine options are introduced as 
> 2nd example: AMC 2.5L I-4. First tested as an individual engine, 
and then proven it would 
> work fine within the light truck platform, it could be installed 
into Jeep Wrangler/
> Cherokee/Dodge Dakota (1996 only). But then when it was installed 
into cars, it had to go 
> through new rounds of brief testing. Then it was installed into the 
Dodge Monaco and 
> Eagle Premier with share the same platform.
> So, with the DeLorean, the PRV was the best choice at the time it 
seemed (it seems like the 
> Rover V8 would have fit the bill better). The engine was already 
certified to be used within 
> the United States, and would only undergo minimal testing for 
emissions to prove it would 
> do well when installed into the DMC-12. This also lead to severely 
detuning the engine, 
> and installing such a restrictive catalytic convertor. The went 
overboard to ensure that no 
> delays. In any case, no, the engine wasn't just a drop-in, but yes 
he engine was chosen 
> because it had the most lengthy and expensive testing on it already 
> -Robert
> vin 6585 "X"
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, PAUL LEGUTKI <legutki@> wrote:
> >
> > Wrong, wrong, wrong. The engine was indeed certified
> > in Volvo applications. Stainless Steel Illusion, the
> > book,has quite a few words explaining how the EPA had
> > to have the engine re-certified in the Delorean
> > application before it could be used in the US in the
> > Delorean. All the Delorean members of the brain trust
> > just thought it could be plunked in the engine
> > compartment and nothing but happiness would abound.
> > ChicagoPaul.
> > --- content22207 <brobertson@> wrote:
> > 
> > > Certifying an engine for US emissions was a very
> > > lengthy and involved
> > > process 
> > > As I understand it DMC did not have time or
> > > resources to do that.
> > > Since the PRV was already approved for Volvo's 260
> > > platform, the
> > > decision was made to go with it.
> >

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