[200q20v] Fusible Link for Radiator Fan

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Tue Sep 19 09:03:26 EDT 2000

In a message dated 9/19/00 7:11:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
matkisson at yahoo.com writes:

>     Is this link really necessary???  Should I get
>  another one from the dealer???  I went by the local
>  wrecking yard, but none of the older 100/5000 models
>  use this part.

It is really necessary.  As the fan motor gets older, the chances it could 
seize increase.  With no fusible link, it will take out a major portion of 
the wiring harness (meaning big bucks!!!).  I've found that the link corrodes 
with age and exposure to all the crud blown through the radiator, and should 
be replaced every 7 years? or thereabouts. They're about 0.80 at a dealer.

>      On an up note, I found a set of Euro headlights
>  while I was there.  After I clean them up I will
>  probably put them up for bid on E-bay.
>  Thanks for your time,
>  Mike
>  90 200 TQ 20V (German Spec)

Great find!

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