Re: [DML] Overheating question
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Re: [DML] Overheating question



While I don't have any suggestions for Tom, I do think we can all  
learn from this incident.  I followed the advice of someone else who  
recently lost their otterstat (and coolant) and I used a zip tie  
around my otterstat, in addition to the original metal clip that  
holds it in place.  I figure it can't hurt to be cautious and prevent  
something like this.  A 25 cent zip tie could end up saving your engine.

This may be a good thing for all owners to do before the drive to  
PR.  Why take a chance?
-Patrick C.
1880


On May 31, 2006, at 7:32 PM, Tom Tait wrote:

> I recently had my otterstat shoot out and lost all my coolant and now
> have one of two problems.
>
> Either I need to do a better job bleeding the radiator or I may have
> warped a head.  The car runs nicely for at least 30 minutes, then it
> starts to heat up, finally spewing coolant out of the overflow which I
> then replace and try to bleed again.
>
> Each time it seems like all is well, then I go on a longer drive on a
> hot day and it blows again.  How can I tell the difference between
> trapped air and exhaust gas getting into the cooling system?
>
> No loss of power, no obvious water contamination in the oil at the
> dipstick, no oil in the coolant that I can tell.
>
> I've had two friends with other cars blow head gaskets this month - so
> I'm nervous - suggestions?
>
> Tom
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