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How I tamed the Otter...

PostPost by: archigator » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:05 pm

On the advice of this board, I set out in persuit of a replacement
rubber grommet for my blowing otter switch. After getting steered in
the right direction from a local radiator shop... I found it... at the
local Volvo dealer. Volvo part # 1378869, description: RUBB S201-I1.
This is a rubber radiator grommet that has a deeper throat (no jokes
please) than the standard Lotus grommet, thus providing more rubber
surface area to grip the otter switch itself. Infact, after installing
the new grommet, it requires an awful lot of force just to get the
switch pushed into it. Looks totally stock. I can drive again!

Gary
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PostPost by: pamitchell » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:20 pm

I'm curious. Why is it called an OTTER switch?


--- In ***@***.***, "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote:
On the advice of this board, I set out in persuit of a replacement
rubber grommet for my blowing otter switch. After getting steered
in

the right direction from a local radiator shop... I found it... at
the

local Volvo dealer. Volvo part # 1378869, description: RUBB S201-
I1.

This is a rubber radiator grommet that has a deeper throat (no
jokes

please) than the standard Lotus grommet, thus providing more
rubber

surface area to grip the otter switch itself. Infact, after
installing

the new grommet, it requires an awful lot of force just to get the
switch pushed into it. Looks totally stock. I can drive again!

Gary
'71 Elan Sprint
Miami, FL

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PostPost by: mikecauser » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:43 pm

On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 17:19:40 -0000 "Phil Mitchell" <***@***.***> wrote:

I'm curious. Why is it called an OTTER switch?

That's the name of the manufacturer.

http://www.ottercontrols.com/company_profile.php



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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:30 pm

Good find!



Ken

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On the advice of this board, I set out in persuit of a replacement
rubber grommet for my blowing otter switch. After getting steered in
the right direction from a local radiator shop... I found it... at the
local Volvo dealer. Volvo part # 1378869, description: RUBB S201-I1.
This is a rubber radiator grommet that has a deeper throat (no jokes
please) than the standard Lotus grommet, thus providing more rubber
surface area to grip the otter switch itself. Infact, after installing
the new grommet, it requires an awful lot of force just to get the
switch pushed into it. Looks totally stock. I can drive again!

Gary
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Miami, FL












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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:48 pm

When trying to insert a reluctant Otter, Vaseline can be helpful.

Just watch out for the teeth and claws. ;-)

Pete.

Gary wrote:

On the advice of this board, I set out in persuit of a replacement
rubber grommet for my blowing otter switch. After getting steered in
the right direction from a local radiator shop... I found it... at the
local Volvo dealer. Volvo part # 1378869, description: RUBB S201-I1.
This is a rubber radiator grommet that has a deeper throat (no jokes
please) than the standard Lotus grommet, thus providing more rubber
surface area to grip the otter switch itself. Infact, after installing
the new grommet, it requires an awful lot of force just to get the
switch pushed into it. Looks totally stock. I can drive again!

Gary
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Miami, FL
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