Re: [DML] Re: update on #2613
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Re: [DML] Re: update on #2613

Hi, Louie.

Sorry I'm responding to e-mails out of order here... Gmail sorts
things backwards from the program on my laptop. :P

Would you suggest doing the VoD tear-down before or after I drive it
to NC? Now that the car is on level ground it doesn't seem to be
leaking anything. (Or maybe that is because it's not as cold right
now.) I will be driving up in June a few days in advance of the DCS...
what do you think? Is VoD leakage that dangerous?


On 4/14/08, Louie <louie@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Something I learned with my second DeLorean is just because you have
> a newer water pump doesn't mean the hoses in the Valley O' Death are
> new! My water pump on VIN 5252 was about 4 years old when it went.
> My car's previous owner told me that he installed the pump without
> taking the intake manifold off. Sure enough when Jeff Friday and I
> tore the car down to the Valley, the original, hugely swollen, and
> rotten coolant hose on the back of the pump was still original. My
> valley was flooded with coolant... so my car was not only loosing
> coolant through the weephole because the bearings in the pump were
> shot, but it was also losing water where the hose on the back was
> rotting, ill fitted, and the coolant y-pipe was corroded.
> Interestingly enough, everyone was saying that the reason my pump
> went bad so fast is the fact the car had the stainless heat shield
> on the muffler vs the stock asbestos one. Everyone seemed to think
> those actually RADIATED heat vs deflecting it.
> I suggest you get into the Valley of your car and take a look at
> what all is going on Farrar. I guarantee you that's where your
> coolant leak is coming from. You can also properly connect your
> spark plug wires while you're in there :-). Plus we already know
> your car needs the vacuum components replaced in the valley because
> of it's idle problem. When we tore VIN 5252 down to the valley we
> replaced everything possible... spark plugs, spark plug wires, o-
> rings, paper gaskets, water pump, all vacuum components, vacuum
> lines, cap and rotor, coolant y-pipe, coolant hoses, etc. It's
> better to have the car torn down totally one time versus tinkering
> with it repeatedly :-).
> Louie Golden
> Charlotte, NC
> Past owner of VINS 10115 and 5252
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Farrar Hudkins" <fhudkins@...>
> wrote:
> > When we were under the car (looking for the washer we dropped while
> > replacing the ignition coil), I noticed bright green fluid dripping
> > from the transmission case. The car was on an incline so I parked
> it
> > on a level surface last night when I got the car home and we'll see
> > where the drip is coming from at the end of today.
> >
> > My water pump and all the hoses are less than three years old so
> > finding this leak should be fun!
> >
> > Farrar Hudkins
> > #2613 (auto)


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