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Old 08-12-2002, 02:03 PM
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Alan,

Look in the "other book", you'll find a blower fuse conversion kit for something like $29.00. Supposed to be for moving the blower fuse out of the fuse box on '86 models and bumping to a 30 amp.

Let me know if you can't find it.
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Old 08-12-2002, 02:23 PM
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Really? the book I gave you? Don't tell me I missed that! What page/section is it in? I don't have my replacement "book"here with me but maybe I can get a part number or something if they sell it here at partsshop. Thanks

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Old 08-12-2002, 08:19 PM
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Pages 58/59, item #25 $29.79.
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Old 08-13-2002, 09:02 AM
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Of course I rushed home last night and found that part and I'm thinking it must have been a problem.Thanks for the heads up Mike!
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Old 08-14-2002, 11:15 PM
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Boy it sure is hot

I had a 89 56-SEL that was running hot just as you described. Cooled great in town with A/C on (aux fans running, low heat load to dissipate), heated up on freeway in hot weather, then shot up on slowing down. Pulled the radiator and had it rodded out (shop that could remove and replace tanks) and solved the problem completely it ran at 85C.

Cause? Antifreeze additives salting out of solution from previous owner running it too long.

Your case --- incompatible antifreeze read the fine print. If you are using the 'green' stuff or MBZ stuff, you MUST completely flush it all out before switching to 'the orange' stuff. The two are incompatible and will plug up the radiator if even slight cross contamination. Cleaning agents will not remove it. Only recourse is mechanical rodding or replace the radiator.
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Old 08-25-2002, 02:08 AM
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Replaced both the 500E and 360TE AMG viscous fans with electric puller fans from Spal (16-inch) using Derale adjustable thermostats.

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Old 08-25-2002, 09:03 AM
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Good looking job and thanks for the pics. Do you have links to the vendors you mentioned? Did you use sheetmetal fasteners to bolt the new fan brackets up to the radiator?
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Old 08-25-2002, 02:09 PM
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The fan is a SPAL 16-inch puller fan, their high-speed version, pulls 2300+ CFM. Get it from BeCool because they include the best brackets. The brackets are attached to the radiator via 4mm nuts-and-bolts, with washers, lockwasher, and "blue" Locktite threadlocker.

I used a 6-position MB headlight connector assembly because I had many in stock along with 10-gauge wire.

The adjustable thermostat is from Derale, and uses external BOSCH-type relays.

The fan is secured to the radiator in 4-position. I used two existing holes in the radiator, and drilled two others- never touching the core. Because the mounting brackets were SHORT, I could not use the other two exisiting holes on the radiator.

The sensor is inserted fairly close to the water inlet for more accurate temps. and I used heat-sink compound from Radio Shack to make sure the meta-to-metal heat-interface is good.
Better late than never . . .

Here are more pics of the SPAL 16-inch puller fan on the 500E. Pictures are with and without shroud, and the Derale thermostat relay.

Yes, the puller fan is NOT centered to the shroud, because it will INTERFERE with the waterpump pulley.

Enjoy,
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