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

Separate from the fans issue, my car also never warmed up enough, but 
it wasn't the fans.  

I'm not a long-time car guy... the D has been making me come up to 
speed these last 8 months.  But shouldn't the thermostat do its job 
to keep your car warm? If the thermostat is closed, it doesn't matter 
how much air is going through the radiator because engine coolant 
shouldn't be sent through that cooling loop.  

When summer ended, my car never got past the 1/8 mark unless it sat 
still in traffic for a long time, then temps dropped back down as 
soon as I was moving again. Turned out my thermostat was stuck 
partially open.  Replacing it did the trick and will surely also help 
my car run cooler come summer. The system is really designed to be 
wide open or completely closed. A partially blocked thermostat not 
only warms the car inefficiently, it presumably also cools it 

I just posted a similar message about thermostats if you would like 
help changing yours, I'd be glad to help any way I can.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@xxxx wrote:
> In a message dated 1/14/2006 5:55:50 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
> ckevinj@xxxx writes:
> Hmmm..  question about this otterstadt and the metal clip:
> can the metal clip  ground out one of the connections on the 
otterstat and
> either cause the  fans to run continuous or not all?
> Seems like it could, which could my  issue, they run constantly and 
> engine never warms up enough when its  not hot outside.
> -Jason Bourne-- er, Kevin

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