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Copper/ceramic fuses to replace our aluminum OE.
Fuse Kit Mercedes BMW Volvo Saab Porsche Audi VW | eBay

I don't know if this is a good price or not but I ordered them. Less that 30 cents a piece. Fast shipping. They came in a baggy, not the card shown. 20 white 8A, 10 red 16 A and 5 blue 25 A.
 

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Thank you for the link and info.

Just replaced all aluminium fuses by copper fuses - everything works now much better. Especially the window lifters are faster and the cold engine starts easier.
 

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Copper/ceramic fuses to replace our aluminum OE.
Fuse Kit Mercedes BMW Volvo Saab Porsche Audi VW | eBay

I don't know if this is a good price or not but I ordered them. Less that 30 cents a piece. Fast shipping. They came in a baggy, not the card shown. 20 white 8A, 10 red 16 A and 5 blue 25 A.
Looking at old records, seems I bought that same set a while back. Previously I bought a set from another eBay vendor in Canada.

Problem is, that only the whites ever seem to blow, so I have a sizable collection of red and blue :(

Need to find someone just selling the whites!

Those fuses are a pain - I can break them putting them in :eek:
 

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The white ones are the 8 Amp ones and if they blow often are you sure you don't have them inserted where a 10A is required? Or there are intermittent shorts in your wiring.
 

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My purpose in posting this is that the kit contains enough fuses to completely replace all of our aluminum with copper. I have been lax in doing this on my cars so I ordered 2 sets.
I also remember someone posting plastic/copper fuses. These are ceramic.
 

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The white ones are the 8 Amp ones and if they blow often are you sure you don't have them inserted where a 10A is required? Or there are intermittent shorts in your wiring.
No I have the proper fuses in the proper place on both cars that use them. It is usually on the 300D that the fuses fail. It could have something to do with the vibration.

BTW - where would we need a 10A fuse and what colour would it be? :D
 

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Change out the white ones for blue ones and it might slow that down.
Make sure you have full coverage insurance and your premium is paid first.
Down side is it may just fry an expensive part and melt some wires. Insurance won't cover that.:D
 

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Change out the white ones for blue ones and it might slow that down.
That might be an idea on my 300D. Insured for $5k but has rust in hidden places that I can't see fixing.
 

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Thanks for posting this Rowdie. I just placed my order. I figure I might as well replace all my fuses so that I know they are all new.
 

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Reboot of this thread because I've discovered fuse 6 for the radio in my car is supposed to be a 2 amp fuse. I cannot find GBC (Bosch type) fuses in that rating. In 1974, the same radio was protected by a 5 amp fuse (GBC yellow). So far, I have not found the ceramic / copper quality discussed in this thread for a 5 amp fuse. The closest I have found is this.

eBay Hella 8JS 704 073-001 Yellow Ceramic Fuse 5A

Is anyone running a glass 2A fuse for the radio circuit on early 107s?
Anyone have an alternate source for the 5A fuse in ceramic / copper?

2nd Edit: Just ordered these:

5 Fuses Bullet Ceramic ATS GBC Torpedo 5A (Yellow), Flosser Germany
 

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I get the 300D and 350SL mixed up, but both have aftermarket radios. Those radios have their own fuses, so the one on the fuse panel can be anything really. Mine are probably 5A.
 

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I am running a later model Becker at the moment. It also has an internal fuse; reveals my effort to be a case of Wintertime boredom. I will measure the amperage draw of this circuit this week to complete the obsession.
 

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@rowdie and I think the eBay seller for quality fuses for our cars has moved on . . . Here is a new source at reasonable prices.

Memotronics

or on eBay if you prefer . . .

eBay Memotronics

The 5 amp fuses I ordered were not available in brass or copper. Mr. Eggers at Memotronics has made a note to search for them with his suppliers. He only likes to sell the ceramic body GBC fuses for the same reasons we like them. 8 / 16 / 25 amp fuses are in brass / copper.
 
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