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Old 03-29-2012, 04:53 PM
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Malc.....yes you did....nuf said.

BMW uses a battery in the trunk and they run the main cable fwd with out the use of a solenoid.

As far as the remote solenoid..... no issue with it at all, but if the logic is potential short etc..... why not put in a solenoid for the main pwr feed to the fuse box......

You have your opinion and I have mine..... I just don't see the benefit of putting in another potential weak link in the starting system. If routed properly cables work very well and I haven't ever had a "meltdown" doing it that way.

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BMW uses a battery in the trunk and they run the main cable fwd with out the use of a solenoid.
And they have a dumb*** safety feature that in the event of a rearender cuts the live connection with a small "explosion".
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Malc, You do not know what you're talking about, not even close. Newer ones do have a fuseable link in cable but the older ones are straight up cables.

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This is our BMW setup.
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Yep, looks similar to my X5 but not my Z3...... still no explosives tho'
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Thanks EOD Guy. Very helpful. From the maxi fuse to the fuse block, what gage wire would be appropriate?

I am putting the battery under the car (Model A with SBC). Since the battery is under the car, do you know a source for a waterproof fuse holder that could be located next to the battery?
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/newr...ply&p=1543538# I'm new to this site so if I'm posting this incorrectly Please forgive me ! I'm currently re-wiring and adding fuse's to everything in my new toy ( a 52 Chevy ,5-window long bed pick-up) I went to a local marine/boat dealer and ordered a new water proof 20 blade fuse box and I've modified it to be 8 fuse's hot from the battery and 12 hot after the key/ignition is on . I wish I had taken some photos to share , but I didn't ....sorry . The fuse box was on the pricey side ( $62.00 ) but I think it will be well worth it in the long run because it's very "beefy" and water resistant .
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Hey, is that a twin screw?
Just kidding.
Can't go wrong, usually, with marine quality.
Nice project PU.

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