marcswanson at mediaone.net
Wed Oct 3 21:13:38 EDT 2001
> It's not the solder connection that fails, it's the adjoining wire, made
> brittle by the heat and subjected to flexing at the end of the solder
> hardened area, especially if the solder joint is done "properly".
That would seem to make sense. Crimp connectors are not usable everywhere
on a car however. I'm building a wiring harness right now for electronic
fuel injection and if I were to use crimp connectors the harness would quite
bloated. I think for connections like the one Phil mentioned at the air
inlet sensor where it is subject to the elements and lots of heat that could
potentially cause a failure. Internal wiring harness connections I see no
reason to stop soldering, since even Audi does this. When my car stops
running then I'll change my tune. Who knows, maybe that will be never :-)
> an interesting article from a trade magazine that deals with this subject,
> and the author was very surprised by the results of the comparison tests.
> I noticed others replied in the same manner as I.
Can you remember the source? I'd be interested in reading the article.
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