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Old 02-16-2006, 09:47 AM
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Update on my 300TD Project

I've been working on the 300TD in my free time and have checked a few more things off of my list. I finally found a place that was able to get the lower radiator hose and not charge me $9 for shipping. During my normal travels I stopped at half a dozen parts stores and none of them had the lower hose. Most had the upper hose however. I bought an upper goodyear hose and it didn't fit, so I bought Gates hoses from the store that had the lower.

Note to self: close radiator drain before pouring in coolant.

I also worked on my melted fuse box. The replacement fuse holders arrived and I found a few terminal strips. The plan was to replace the melted stock fuse box with a blade style box, and use a terminal strip as the junction between the stock wiring (which has ring terminals) and the needed wire extensions to the new fuse box. I found some blade holders that were affordable and ordered them.

So far I have spent about 2 hours extending 8 of the 18 circuits. It is tedious just getting the wires connected, crimped, screwed down, etc. I have another hour invested in removing the stock fuse box, which is apparently 2nd after the heater core on the list of items installed at the factory.

Here is the test fit of the bracket:




The uneven spacing was intentional to allow better wire routing out of the fuse boxes.

Here is the first fuse box + 2 circuits wired in:

and the first terminal strips:


The brake booster is out so that I could replace the sway bar bushings. I could fit my finger in the old ones along side the sway bar. I have also done some rust repair under the battery tray.



Hopefully in the next day or so I'll finish up the wiring and test it out.

-Tad

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Old 02-16-2006, 10:25 AM
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Note to self: close radiator drain before pouring in coolant.
-Tad
Oops.

Twelve quarts of oil, I don't understand. Ahhhhhh...I forgot the drain plug.
Fortunately I haven't done this but boy it would be a mess.

Looks like fun project.

Andrew
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:36 AM
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Looks good and actually ACCESIBLE!
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:17 PM
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As nice as that feature was, I've decided that I don't have enough time for this project. I ended up buying another 300TD that I fixed and am driving. I'd love to find a good condition 300D or 300TD with a blown engine or that had been in a front end accident (sans frame damage).

Unless someone has a really good offer, I'm just going to part out the wrecked (rear-end) red wagon.

-Tad
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:34 PM
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You've put a lot of work in to the red wagon. Actually I'm glad to here your going with another car. The rewiring is tedious and time consuming. But I would be a little concerned having the Fuse box exposed to elements and all the water, grease and fuels of the engine compartment. I've never seen a fuse box in a car that is not in a water tight area. Something that caught my eye.

Good luck with the other car.

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Old 08-19-2006, 07:44 PM
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FYI: there are a number of japanese cars with fuse boxes that are exposed on the bottom. The only hard part with what I did was sealing around the bundle of wires passing through the firewall.

Yea, I love the Mercedes diesels. I'm toying with the idea of paying someone to install the OM617 into my Isuzu Trooper (I'm not sure if it's fuse box is exposed on the bottom, but this thread will make me look next time that I'm under the hood).

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