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

Welcome - be very careful running the low temp otterstat here in AZ 
as your fans will run much too often and can lead to overheating the 
fan electrical system - thus burning up the wires and melting the 
fuse box. I ran the low temp myself for a very short time and 
switched back! Stick with the regular temp otterstat! But, make sure 
that radiator is the 3 core, the coolant reservoir has been changed 
to a metal one and your hoses are in good shape.  Also check to see 
if you have the original blue fan fail module (located in the relay 
panel behind the passenger seat) if so this needs to be changed out 
with fused jumpers at a minimum ? most of us here run the coveted 
FanZilla!  Lastly check the thermostat as the car is 25 years old and 
we have seen a few fail.

We have many cars here in AZ and in Vegas that run cool even when 
it's 110!

Randal 5501 "The 3M Guy"
"Arizona DeLorean Club

--- 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 
> 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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