[DML] Otterstat Popped Out While Driving
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[DML] Otterstat Popped Out While Driving



Hello!

New to the group...  I've owned a Delorean for almost two years 
now.  Love every second of it, but naturally have started doing my 
own repairs...  :-)

I've been having overheating issues and after researching on the 
internet, I believe my otterstat is dead and the fans don't ever 
come on.  To test this theory, I popped the otterstat out and 
jumpered the fan wires directly - the fans came on immediately - so 
I know they're not bad.  But I never hear them come on while I'm 
driving or idling.

Long story short, I put the bad otterstat back in (ordered a new low 
temp one as I live in sunny AZ) and continued to drive the car.  
Last night, my engine temp skyrocketed - fortunately only a couple 
hundred yards from home.  Got back and found that sure enough - the 
otterstat had popped out by itself - which leads me to believe I 
didn't reconnect it very well.

Which finally brings me to my question...  Usually Fan Temperature 
switches screw in...  this one just seems to sit there and be held 
in with a small chinsy metal clip.  Doesn't seem very strong for a 
high pressure/temperature system.  Is there some special way to 
really make sure it's well and truly secured?  I am particularly 
concerned because I should be receiving the new otterstat soon but 
it won't do me much good if it just pops out at the next turn...

Thanks all,

Treadstone71







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