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

Good advice Bernie as the metal clip combined with a black (Outdoor 
rated) tie wrap makes for virtualy no failures I am aware of. 
However I would like to point out that a low temp. otterstat in a 
warm climate causes the cooling fans to stay on most of the time 
after initial startup. This causes an increase in the operating 
temperature of the fan wiring circuit and in at least one instance 
I've seen caused, at least indirectly, an electrical fire which 
fortunately the owner put out without incident. We recommend 98 
degree centigrade otterstates that were originally used on the 
DeLorean. These have become hard to find as of late so I've been 
reluctantly using 97 degree units for the time being . IMHO any unit 
that engages below 97 degrees is potentially dangerous.

The other contibuting factor, I'm fairly sure of, was a fan-fail 
link wire that started to burn because of the increased heat from 
the fans continued operation. Any of these link wires or "Fan Fixs" 
that incorporate ATC fuseholders should be checked at least yearly 
for signs of overheating and replaced if any signs of heat damage 

"Fanzilla" solved these issues but has been unavailable for a 
protracted amount of time. In the interum we've started using "The 
Little Grey Box", as named by it's inventor, with excellent results. 
Either one of these sequential fan controllers combined with a 97 or 
98 degree Otterstat would be a much safer way to go for your car in 
the Arizona heat. I just wish I could think of a catchier name 
for "The L.G.B." !

Rob Grady,

P.J.Grady Inc,

 --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bernie" <bmanderville@xxxx> wrote:
> You could use a nylon tie wrap to hold in in, in addition to the 
> 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 
> use the tie wrap, check on it once in a while for deteriotation, 
> replace when necessary, cheap insurance against an overheated 
> Bernie
> 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 
> > 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 - 

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