Re: [DML] Cooling Fans Automatically Come On
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Re: [DML] Cooling Fans Automatically Come On

It's the coolant temperature-driven switch for the fans.  A web 
search for "otterstat" yielded a whole bunch of DeLorean 
references.  Maybe no one else ever called it that...?

I found some potentially helpful photos in one of the search results:


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marv Williams <marv2020@...> wrote:
> Thanks ,  Forgive my ignorance, what is the otterstat?
> John Hervey <john@...> wrote:          Marv, Check the mode switch 
and make sure the AC is shut off. If that is ok,
> then with the key in the on position unplug the otterstat and see 
if the
> fans go off. If they do then you have a bad otterstat.
> John Hervey
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of
> marv2020
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:37 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Cooling Fans Automatically Come On
> > My cooling fans are coming on automatically when I start the 
> > it's been awhile, but I thought the fans were suppose to come on 
> > the engine reaches a certain temperature. Do I need a relay? Is 
> > dangerous to have the fans running all the time? How do I fix 
> > Thanks in Advance.
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