[DML] Sudden coolant loss
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[DML] Sudden coolant loss

Don't count on seeing it.  I was going 65mph on the interstate when the
otterstat blew out,  when another driver signaled me I looked in all the
mirrors and did not see any problem,  fortunately I believed him and was
off the freeway within 20 seconds.   Between gravity and pressure it
didn't take very long to drain, and shooting straight down it was not


From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of David Teitelbaum
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 6:20 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: DMC clock reproduction (and other options)

A pressure sensor would not be useful. Under normal conditions the
pressure ranges from below atmospheric to as high as 15 PSI. The more
useful idea is a low coolant level sensor as in most newer cars.
Another possability would be an overtemp light similar to the light
for the low oil pressure. That would get your attention and then you
would look at the gauges to see what was going on. On most complicated
equipment there is a "Master Warning Light". It goes on when there is
a problem to warn the operator to look at some out-of-spec parameter.
You could hook it up to the same light as the oil pressure light and
relabel it to make it a more general warning. At least the wiring
would be easy! It could go into the other cylinder head and tap into
the wire going to the oil pressure sensor on the left rear. The level
sensor is a little more complicated to install and wire up. BTW if you
did experience a sudden drop in coolant pressure you would know! There
would be a big white cloud shooting out of the car!!!!!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> ,
Peter Lucas <lucas@...> wrote:
> I've considered putting a pressure sensor in the cooling loop. This 
> would be very easy and, as Tom suggests, a sudden drop in coolant 


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