I have an issue with a 1978 280z burning through one of the fusible links. The first initial problem was when the car died while driving and would not start even with a jump. :-\ Someone suggested that it might be the regulator... so we replaced the alternator/regulator. Still would not start. Started looking around at all the fuses and fusible links and found that one was burnt pretty bad. First replaced the burnt link with 14 gage which it fried with in a matter a minute. I then replaced the link with 10 gage wire and the car now runs and drives as well as holding a charge.
So to the questions.... Does anyone know the gage of wire specified for these fusible links? (The four located directly in front of the battery)
The fusible link that is being problematic is the front passenger side link.... Why would this one be burning out? What does it protect?
Don't replace with wire, or you are going to fry your electrical system and melt wires. You need to find the short, then replace with the correct fuseable link. If you are using wires for the links and burning through them, you've got a serious short somewhere. More than likely it's not your alternator or regulator causing the short. Look at the wiring diagram in the FSM, and use a multimeter to start tracking it down.