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

Your operation does sound exactly like my old MGB with dead cooling 

I completely missed to point that you would lose coolant when the 
otterstat came off. 

As for trapped air, John Hervey has an auto-bleeder easily installed 
at the location of the bleeder screw. I imagine other vendors also 
sell one or you can make one. Might not be a bad addition.  

Good idea to get your car well nose-down for the bleeding so the air 
can travel to the high end of the system and exit.  Otherwise, 
opening the bleeder screw may not do the trick.

I believe someone also has a radiator self-bleeder, though I've not 
tried that one.

Good luck with the new otterstat!  If your fans run too much, keep 
the "matched" thermostat/otterstat concept in mind.  A cooler 
thermostat might prevent an overlap in the devices' opposing 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "trdstne71" <trdstne71@xxxx> wrote:
> The other thing I tried was the air bleeding trick.  I've seen at 
> least two different methods of doing it - one where you just open 
> the screw and let the air out, and another where you need tubes and 
> buckets, running water and coolant.  I opted for the simpler 
> but I think after all is said and done, I will try the somewhat 
> complicated one...  :-)

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