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Old 08-15-09, 11:46 AM
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Sodering wires vs making clips

I kno everyone is jumping on the solder into the wire deal, but wouldn't it make sense to make clips for the wires, so in case you want to remove the microtech all you have to do is rehook up the old wires?
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Old 08-15-09, 01:47 PM
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If your talking crimp connectors dont use them. If your talking about the connectors you can pin yourself then thats better. There is no safer way of knowing your fuel pump wire isnt going to come off or get a poor connection under boost then a good solder joint.
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Old 08-15-09, 05:05 PM
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No problem with using plugs. As long as the pins inside them are soldered you have no probs.
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Old 08-16-09, 10:20 AM
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Depends on what you are referring to. Some people just solder the Microtech harness into the stock harness, which I think is a total hack and a crazy thing to do.

I always use new connectors for things like the injectors and sensors but the coil connectors are hard to find. So in that case I add a connector to the stock harness which the Microtech harness then plugs into.

Now, as for soldering and crimping. A properly done crimp is very reliable but this requires a good crimping tool (not the $5 set from the auto parts store) and some practice. For most people, soldering and heat shrink (adhesive lined) is easier.
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When ever i crimp something, it also gets soldered.

Also. I never used the sealed crimp terminals. I am alittle fussy. But i hate anything that isnt soldered.
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Old 08-17-09, 03:37 PM
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yes thats what i meant, using actual clips
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