Rad fan fusible link fix
v8q at bellsouth.net
Wed Apr 23 14:13:15 EDT 2003
I did the same thing for my V8...
mallick at mail.utexas.edu wrote:
>After reading about Phil's problem with the radiator and overheating due to the
>familiar fusible link failure, I'll pass along what I did to solve the problem.
>I suffered through two failures of the fusible link due to corrosion. When the
>third one fell apart as I touched it, I had enough. I went down to the local
>NAPA Auto Parts store and found an 80 amp fusible link made by Buss that was
>made to plug into some sort of connector. The link itself is enclosed in a
>plastic chamber for protection, and the connections are lugs with holes in them.
> I just bent the lugs outward so I could get the link screws through them and
>attached it back to the fusible link holder (the flimsy cover had long since
>broken off). I coated the connections with rustproofing grease just to try and
>hold off the corrosion.
>Result...no more problems with link corrosion and failure, and I still have
>meltdown protection. It looks a bit like a cob-job, but works great. Bernie
>would be proud...
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