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steve
11-06-2013, 06:40 PM
As title says need help.

Steve

Delorean Industries
11-06-2013, 07:03 PM
As title says need help.

Steve

We service that area regularly. We will b done there in the next few weeks and can consult/ help. Www.deloreanindustries.com

steve
11-06-2013, 10:13 PM
Thank you for the response Josh. Car # 20069 engine removed by mechanic
engine in 1,000 pieces. Block going back together with matched new sleeves and
pistons. Mechanic MIA at this moment. I am out $1,500.00.

What are my options?
I would like to have original engine in the D. Is this really necessary for resale?

Steve

rdarlington
11-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Take the shop to small claims and sue the shit out of them.

-Bob


Thank you for the response Josh. Car # 20069 engine removed by mechanic
engine in 1,000 pieces. Block going back together with matched new sleeves and
pistons. Mechanic MIA at this moment. I am out $1,500.00.

What are my options?
I would like to have original engine in the D. Is this really necessary for resale?

Steve

Dangermouse
11-07-2013, 12:09 AM
What are my options?
I would like to have original engine in the D. Is this really necessary for resale?
Steve

If you mean is the original engine needed, in a "matched numbers" scenario, I would say No. Any PRV would be good. In theory a non-PRV engine swap is great if done properly but so few of those have come up for sale, it's hard to say.

If you are asking whether an engine (any engine) is needed for resale, as opposed to "no engine" I would say that you will get a far better price for a running car than a non-runner. But cars w/o engines have sold particularly to people wanting to do an engine swap anyway.

steve
11-07-2013, 08:51 PM
Need to cover all bases. Will be keeping the D so running is preferred with original engine.

Is their a Volvo plug and play for a temp fix? Have read many post but none seem to be 100%
on what to buy. $10,000 for a replacement also does not work.
Need a Re-builder Richmond area.

Steve

Josh
11-08-2013, 12:26 AM
Need to cover all bases. Will be keeping the D so running is preferred with original engine.

Is their a Volvo plug and play for a temp fix? Have read many post but none seem to be 100%
on what to buy. $10,000 for a replacement also does not work.
Need a Re-builder Richmond area.

Steve

Have you talked with Josh? If he visits your area from time to time, it seems like the way to go.

As for a drop in, the engine out of the 260 of a similar vintage is the same. However not entirely, so if you are looking for a headache free direct replacement you would need a PRV from a delorean.

DeLorean03
11-08-2013, 12:33 AM
Need to cover all bases. Will be keeping the D so running is preferred with original engine.

Is their a Volvo plug and play for a temp fix? Have read many post but none seem to be 100%
on what to buy. $10,000 for a replacement also does not work.
Need a Re-builder Richmond area.

Steve

Where is $10k reference coming from ?

Josh
11-08-2013, 12:39 AM
Where is $10k reference coming from ?

I believe he is referring to the "crate" engines from DMCH. Not really a drop in solution either, without rebuild work.

DeLorean03
11-08-2013, 01:02 AM
I believe he is referring to the "crate" engines from DMCH. Not really a drop in solution either, without rebuild work.

Roger that. I was wondering cause it seems DMCH made their engine value at 0.00 o_O...

Free engines for everybody!!

steve
11-08-2013, 08:45 AM
:aniclap:

Thanks for the help. Will post when I figure it all out.
Steve

steve
11-08-2013, 09:22 AM
Josh would that Volvo 260 be between an 81 to 83?
Steve

Josh
11-08-2013, 07:39 PM
Roger that. I was wondering cause it seems DMCH made their engine value at 0.00 o_O...

Free engines for everybody!!

I stand corrected. A crate engine comes with a full rebuild with a complete stage 2 package (including exhaust).

Josh
11-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Josh would that Volvo 260 be between an 81 to 83?
Steve

Yes, this is taken from the tech wiki, not confirming this information though:

Volvo 260 V6, 1980-1986
Volvo 760 GLE, 1980-1986

There may be some differences between the motors. I have a feeling the lower crankcase may be different. But I cannot confirm or deny this. Hopefully someone with more knowledge on the subject can contribute to this thread.
Keep in mind this is also a 30 year old motor you are looking for, chances are it will have quite a few miles and be pretty tired...