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    Engine re-builder Richmond area

    As title says need help.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post

    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.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    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 ?
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    Actual snippet of a conversation from Sept 2013:

    Me: Eddie, I can't wait to get the car back when you're done with it.

    Eddie: Yeah, you'll be able to give the car gas, and it won't be - like - embarrassing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean03 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    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!!
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    Actual snippet of a conversation from Sept 2013:

    Me: Eddie, I can't wait to get the car back when you're done with it.

    Eddie: Yeah, you'll be able to give the car gas, and it won't be - like - embarrassing....

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