[DML] Starting problem and coolant loss - Tip
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[DML] Starting problem and coolant loss - Tip



Glenn's experience reminded me I wanted to share something for all to
keep in mind.

I had been relying on the stock clip to keep my otterstat sensor in my
coolant pipe, and the clip let go on the 405 Freeway dumping all my
coolant in about a minute.  I fortunately got off the freeway in seconds
and pulled into a 7-11 right there before anything got too hot.  The
otterstat was still hanging from its wires so refitting it was easy, I
also added a cable tie to keep it in place.

I filled the car again with antifreeze and water and bled the radiator
(thanks Toby for the radiator bleeder!) and was ready to go again in a
matter of minutes - but the car would not start.  

After a minute or two of frustration I realized that the engine was
still nice and hot, but the coolant, especially at the thermotime
switch, was relatively cold.  All I had to do was unplug the cold start
valve wire and it started right up.








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