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Old 08-16-2016, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BillGrissom View Post
A quick data point. I installed Roll Guy's Sanden bracket in my 1985 300D a few years ago. This weekend, I found a big crack. The part of the bracket with the round tubes that envelops the axial hole in the block had broken off. I had wondered what the rattling sound I had been hearing just off idle for a month was, and finally noted it was louder with AC on. For now, I just removed the AC belt and will suffer the rest of the summer (higher priorities). Maybe do a weld repair next spring and beef up the bracket. I am using the smaller SD7H13 on this car, so maybe others will crack sooner, though metal fatigue failure is statistical.
Sorry to hear that. What gauge steel is used on those tubes and brackets?
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