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



Buy one of these from Toby. The site says they are in stock.
   
  http://www.delorean-parts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DPNW&Product_Code=K1012DP&Category_Code=9475
   
  Chris
  06301

Patrick Conlon <PRC1216@xxxxxxx> wrote:
  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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