[V8] [s-cars] Tin whiskers

calvinlc at earthlink.net calvinlc at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 22 17:16:08 PST 2008

This has been a known problem area to avoid for those of us in the Aerospace
industry for years.

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From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Kent McLean
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 10:15 AM
To: quattro; s-car-list; V8-list; Audi Fans; A4-list
Subject: [s-cars] Tin whiskers

Another reason to keep your old Audi... tin whiskers.  According to this
article, they form as a result of the no-leader solder they're using now.
(not a lot of) time, a whisker of tin grows from the solder joint, and that
lead to shorts and lots of other bad things.


Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic. "Yeah, Baby!"
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'91 200 TQA #1, undecided
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke
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