Fusible link size

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Gubernaculum
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Fusible link size

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Post by Gubernaculum » 8 years ago

81 720 std cab. Replaced the failed fusible link wire from the battery to the GP relay with 14 ga. fusible link wire.

While the GP are heating this wire gets very hot! The "crimped slide together connectors" also get hot.

Should I use bigger fusible link wire? What size?

Anybody ever use an "in line fuse" instead of the fusible link wire? If so, what size would it take to handle the 4 GPs?

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J M Hellman
81 Datsun 720 2 wd
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Post by Nissan_Ranger » 8 years ago

Check for resistance due to poor connections at the crimps. Resistance causes heat.
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Post by Modsqwad » 8 years ago

IMHO. 14gauge wire is much to light for the glow plug circuit. I just rewired mine and used 8 gauge with good results.
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Post by Gubernaculum » 8 years ago

IMHO. 14gauge wire is much to light for the glow plug circuit. I just rewired mine and used 8 gauge with good results.
Andy



Andy - Did you use 8 gauge "fusible link" wire or plain 8 gauge wire?

Thanks.
J M Hellman
81 Datsun 720 2 wd
09 Z71
06 Kubota 5700
04 Yamaha Raptor 660
07 Yamaha Rhino 660
02 Polaris 500 HO Sportsman
07 Lexus ES 350
02 Australian Shepherd

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