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

You could use a nylon tie wrap to hold in in, in addition to the metal
clip.  The tie wrap will not be affected by the heat of the cooling
system, but could be from the heat of the exhaust system.  So if you
use the tie wrap, check on it once in a while for deteriotation, and
replace when necessary, cheap insurance against an overheated engine.


VIN 4045 and 6704

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "trdstne71" <trdstne71@xxxx> wrote:
> 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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