wire repairs

John Larson j.d.larson at verizon.net
Wed Oct 3 18:22:03 EDT 2001

"Even Audi does this"?  I don't think so.  They do use welding on some
connections, but flexible connections (those other than hard wired circuit
boards) are crimped, IME.  John
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Swanson" <marcswanson at mediaone.net>
To: "John Larson" <j.d.larson at verizon.net>; <kentmclean at mindspring.com>;
<quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: wire repairs

> > 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> > and the author was very surprised by the results of the comparison
> > I noticed others replied in the same manner as I.
> Can you remember the source?  I'd be interested in reading the article.
> Thanks
> -Marc-
> 87 4ktq
> 88 90q

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