RE: [DMCForum] Re: turbo(s)...
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: turbo(s)...


Both are good design both missing inner coolers to get the most
I have owned two turbo cars and both where faster then stock DeLoreans
and both had lots of problems due to the turbo and I was happy to get rid of
I suggest matt does a compression test one each piston double check #5 too
the right way to do it is forge pistons and lower compression heads and
maybe 3 seconds fast and less problems (maybe)
but don't forget it is a 23 year old car and not a race car I have 20 year
old horse and I don't race him just take good care of him
put him to bed early and give him lots love don't look for way to make him

turbo's looks pretty but does it add value to the car? or to the parts


  -----Original Message-----
  From: Marc Levy [mailto:malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx]
  Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 9:33 AM
  To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Re: turbo(s)...

  Good design.  They "borrowed" many of the ideas Legend
  had when building the factory twin turbo.  Island even
  used the same IHI turbos.

  Keep the boost under 6Lbs, and even with that
  (IMHO)you risk damage to the engine.

  I probably should not say this because I plan on
  selling the Island kit I have some day, but I have yet
  to see any STOCK DeLorean with a turbo kit that is not
  blowing oil out of the crank case.

  With the engine running, put your hand over the oil
  filer.  My experience has been that all of the turbo
  kits (and even a few beat non-modified PRV's) have a
  significant amount of air flow out of that hole.  This
  is not how it should be, there should be no pressure
  in the crank case.  If there is, it is a sign of some
  other problems.  I suspect all of the engines with
  turbo kits I have checked have this problem due to
  worn rings, or some other internal problem that allows
  the compression to leak by and get in to the crank
  case.  Funny thing is, my Island engine was still
  running quite well before I removed it, even though
  when I got on it the pressure in the crank case got so
  high that it blew oil out of the filler and on to the
  turbo (right below it) and twice had a small fire
  (just the oil burning).  Good thing I had an

  FWIW, My Legend built turbo engine is running 8Lbs of
  boost, and has none of these problems.  According to
  Fred Dellis, this engine could handle quite a bit more
  boost... but I have no desire to risk damage to a
  engine I cannot repair (easily).  The internals of the
  Legend engine is VERY different than the stock DMC

  --- thomaspaulmccoy <thomaspaulmccoy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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  > How is the Island kit?  I'm seriously thinking of
  > buying this car!
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