Rad fan fusible link fix

David Head 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...
>John Mallick
>200q20v 160K and counting...
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