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I was writing in a thread in teh W126 forum about how alot of those guys change out their fuses from Aluminium to copper. Apparantly as a car ages the fuses can corrode at the contacts and stop things from working or lower the power goign to things without the fuse actually busting, is it worth it with the long run in mind doing it to the W140 changing over the fuses? If so I might well do it this weekend.

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Well i think its worth doing but i cant find any copper fuses anywhere so if you find some let me know....
 

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miloking said:
Well i think its worth doing but i cant find any copper fuses anywhere so if you find some let me know....
Really? Damn bloody typical New Zealand :mad:

Will do if I find any though.
 

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Hey NZ, does your car have the ceramic fuses or the ATC type? I know all the 126s had the Ceramic KG-5 fuses, but my'95 S420 only has the ATC type, which are steel.
 

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W140 has ATC, only 124 and 126 and earlier had ceramic ones, and the only ATC that we can get here in NZ are the aluminium ones which are crap....i would even order them(copper) from US but i cant seem to find any either
 

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I havent had any of my fuses blown yet, so i probably dont need the copper ones but i just would like them as a precausion....
 
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