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“Put together these important engine components for the DeLorean by following these step-by-step instructions.”
With the transmission completed in the last issue, we can now start on the engine. Before we get started, take note that Eaglemoss incorrectly mentions DP screws in the instructions. The included DM screws are correct, use them. Read my page about The Screws if it might help.
Fun Fact: In an original DeLorean DMC-12, the typical engine was a 130HP Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) 2.85L V6. The engine sounds in the movies were not from the PRV, but instead added in post production from the V8 engine in a Porsche 928 with holes drilled in the muffler. Your ears can definitely tell the difference.
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Fitting the Sump Pan
Insert the posts in the top of the Sump Pan into the holes of the Engine Bottom.
The Sump Pan can fit both ways around, so be sure you have it the right way, as pictured here:
Secure the Sump Pan to the Engine Bottom with two (2) FP screws:
Continuing The Engine Assembly
Place the Transmission Case Rear (bell housing) onto the rear of the transmission assembled in Issue 16 and secure with two (2) DP screws.
Remember to use the supplied DM screws here:
Place the Engine Front into the rear of the Transmission Case Rear and tighten three (3) DP screws into the holes.
As before, remember to use the supplied DM screws here:
Assembling And Fitting The Starter
Insert the two pins of Starter 2 into Starter 1.
I made sure these were correctly aligned and just snapped them together. Take note of the pin (circled in the image) used to align this in the next step:
Place the starter assembly up against the front of the engine and secure with one (1) AP screw:
Fitting The Engine Bottom
Place the engine bottom underneath the front of the engine and secure with two (2) JM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
The engine has really begun to take shape and it is going to have some serious weight to it. Everything in this issue is made of metal except for the Starter and Sump Pan (which are plastic). So far, everything has gone together pretty smoothly. I am hoping this continues, as others have had problems with some of the engine issues.
Running Total of screws used so far: 143
Issue 18 – Engine: Left/Right/Rear Engine Casing, Oil Filter/Pressure Sensor, Exhaust Manifolds