[DML] Re: Alternator ? Should have included...
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[DML] Re: Alternator ? Should have included...

Everything posted so far is correct, and we all find out in one way 
or another. The cooling system seems to be for the most part, the 
car's achilles heel. I had a similar problem. What I did is to first 
obtain and replace with a new otterstdt and remove the hardwired (or 
paper-clipped) connection. The constant running (and high power 
drawing) fans will do damage. Next, I installed the "Wings-B-Cool? 
Cooling System Self-Bleeder Kit from DPNW at: 
http://tinyurl.com/2of9er. This works great for me since it removes 
the need to bleed after any radiator/cooling maintenence (IMHO, the 
PO may not have know this, and the system may simply need a good 
bleeding :)).
Hope this hlps.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> Having the cooling fans run constantly is contributing to your
> problem. Get the cooling fan wiring corrected. You might need to
> replace the otterstdt switch and seal. That is what is supposed to 
> the fans. Be sure you have no coolant leaks and all of the air is
> purged out. Always keep a 50/50 mixture of permanent type anti-
> and soft water in the system. Make sure the radiator is not blocked 
> the air side AND the coolant side. If you have a front license plate
> it CANNOT block the grill to the radiator. If you are still
> overheating you may have a popped head gasket. If you see bubbles in
> the coolant when the motor is running it is not a good sign. Pull 
> oil fill and look for signs of moisture. Optima batteries are not 
> they are hyped up to be. Get it tested. Do not go for an oversize
> alternator to correct a wiring problem. If your cooling fans run
> constantly you will eventually melt the wiring in that circuit, it 
> not designed for continuous operation. It HAS to cycle. You may also
> have a loose or slipping vee belt. The same belt that runs the
> alternator also turns the water pump.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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