Join Date: Apr 2010
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I thought the author's "belt & braces" approach was interesting. Putting a dab of solder at the first crimp for the best possible contact, then using the 2nd crimp for the usual mechanical strain relief. That way, there's nothing but flexible, non-tinned solder coming out of the connector.
Best of both worlds?
The problem he didn't adequately explain is how to prevent the copper in back of the first crimp, and possibly the 2nd, from wicking the solder, tinning itself, and rendering the conductor in back of the 2nd crimp, rigid and subject to failure.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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