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Old 08-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #21
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Hi, according to the Sprinter forum, the 20 or 25 amp starter fuse is for the starter solenoid/relay, not the actual starter motor.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #22
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ROBERTSUNRUS & 73shark,

My mistake, thanks for the catch! I was mislead by a tech bulletin put out by MB-USA in February 2013 that urged replacing the stock 20A fuse for a 25A to correct fuse blowing issues when starting in extremely cold weather. I believe this was a misguided recommendation. The starter will draw more amps when starting a cold engine but I don't think the current drawn by the solenoid would change much at low temps.

The tech bulleting was re-distributed by AEV (American Emergency Vehicles) and can be seen here: http://www.aev.com/uploads/file/SPRI...20START%20.pdf

I am now appropriately chagrinned and a little smarter! So my day is off to a good start.

Thanks again,
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