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Otter switch trip temperature

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Does anybody know what temperature the otter switch kicks in at on the S1?

 

Thanks, Paul.

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Have you looked in the manual?

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There are at least two, Paul;  maybe three throughout the S1 run.  And other temperature ranges for Elite/Eclat, . . .  and MGBs, and  . . .    :)

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Have you looked in the manual?

Yes, I can't find anything in the manual which specifies a temperature :(

 

There are at least two, Paul;  maybe three throughout the S1 run.  And other temperature ranges for Elite/Eclat, . . .  and MGBs, and  . . .    :)

Any idea what the possibles are for the S1 Tony?

 

I've bought an external thermostatic switch for the fans as a backup to the otter switch but I don't know what temperature (roughly) to set it to. I guess the alternative is to wait until it overheats in traffic and then run round the front to set it hahaha

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I think mine kicks in at about 110/120 but that's just going on what the gauge says. Don;t know how accurate it is.

 

Pete

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 Hi,

 

Pete , isn't that a bit high for the fans to come in?

My fans kick in at 90°C and that is exactly halfway the gauge (needle vertical down)

 

Geert

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90 is about where the running temperature should be I think otherwise it is running a bit cool. In summer that's where mine is and a little cooler in winter. But like I say, I don't now how accurate the gauge is. I'm sure someone on here has the correct figures.

Pete

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S&J list two...one normal and one for hot climates...

 

http://www.sjsportscars.co.uk/index.php?mod=10

 

My thoughts would be 82 deg C or thereabouts. Thing is, the otter switch only come on when the car is stationary...so the main thing is to not allow it to get too hot; that way lies disaster!!

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Exactly,

 

When driving, the fans never kick in, but when stationary, or in a car traffic jam they do , even in winter, but pretty fast in summer and in my case , the temp stays fixed aroud the 90 deg C point.

 

Geert

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