Re: [DML] Re: Coolant Leak
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<< It's coming from above. Either the water pump or the hoses behind the water 
pump. In either case you need to remove the intake manifold to find and fix it. 
Your valley under the intake is probably level-full with coolant.>>



 
Adrian-
I made an interesting discovery as I was reassembling the engine after my own Valley of Death experience. You can actually see into the rear area of this low spot on top of the engine, behind the water pump, with nothing but the air filter box removed. I had thought it was impossible, unless you disconnected fuel lines and removed the entire mixture control unit and the massive air intake. With the air filter box removed, stand by the right rear tire, flashlight in hand, and look past the valve cover, past the lower right forward corner of the air intake manifold where the ground wire screws on, about eight inches deeper into the engine... just in front of the bleed nipple on the clutch slave cylinder if you have an automatic tranny. If it's wearing antifreeze under there, you can see it in the square shaped holes. Unless it's full of tiny tree leaves, like mine was, but you can see that too. You should be able to wet/dry vacuum some dry junk out, so you can see underneath. That's only a fraction of the acreage in the Hidden Valley, but if you see antifreeze, you're looking at a time-consuming but DIY-able project. I'm nearing the final draft of a detailed VOD how-to for the DMCTech website. Hopefully done next week.

Wayne A. Ernst
vin 11174


 


 

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From: daveswingle2 <swingle_dmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 9:54 am
Subject: [DML] Re: Coolant Leak










It's coming from above. Either the water pump or the hoses behind the water 
pump. In either case you need to remove the intake manifold to find and fix it. 
Your valley under the intake is probably level-full with coolant. 

Jak up the FRONT of the car and see if more runs out. 

Dave S


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Adrian Dunker <aod80@...> wrote:
>
> Hello group,
> This is great timing for my car to start leaking coolant... I found where it
> looks like it's coming from, it's hard to tell exactly though.  I checked my
> coolant level and it was a bit low, nothing dangerous, but I refilled it and
> the drip intensified for a few minutes and then slowed down again.  It drips
> steadily (slowly) from the 13mm screw on the "timing chains" page of the
> manual.  Part #24 (102761).  It's the lower (one on the right) bolt of the
> two.  I'm going off Houston's website, (I'm at work, so I don't have the
> manuals with me.
> http://www.delorean.com/store/c-329-1-1-4-timing-chains.aspx)  I tried
> tightening the bolt, but it was tight already.
> 
> Any help would be appreciated, I'd like to be able to drive it to a hot
> location without worrying about overheating or my cooling system in
> general.
> 
> Adrian Dunker
> 10674
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>



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