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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:42 pm    Post subject: Fuel Injection Series Resistor Pack Reinforcement How-to Reply with quote

With the wire coming out of the Series resistor prone to breaking after years of vibration and heat cycles, I thought I would offer a tutorial for bracing and reinforcing the wire. This is not a repair per-se, as the part needs to still have the wires attached and working, but it will add support and protection at the solder joint. Its easy to do and took less than 20 mins.

First the part:
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Noticed I marked the plug on the side that that center wire goes, with the ears
There are at least 2 body styles the spare one Im using has the larger aluminum case and a little tougher to reach the wire bases.

The other body style, which I believe is off a beetle has a smaller shell, but is otherwise identical, as seen on my own bus

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Parts used
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5mm heat shrink cut to about 1/4" length
Liquid tape
hobby paint brush
Heat gun
cotter pin or other piece to release the wires from the plug
Brake Clean or carb cleaner, to remove dirt and grease

To Start remove the wires from the plug, take your cotter pin and push the tabs down and pull out from the back side

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Then we have this

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What you see up close
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Spray everything down and remove all the dirt, not really critical,, but always good practice

Paint the junctions with some liquid tape
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Now slide over the Heat shrink right atop the base of the resistor

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All shrunk down now

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Now give the Plug a spray as well

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Bend up the tabs on the ends so they lock into place on the plug
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As said above, if you didn't pay attention to where the center wire went to, its in the middle closest to the side with the little ears. This one is going back into my spares, otherwise if I was using it would put a little bit of Dielectric grease on the ends
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And all done, finished and now a stronger part

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel Injection Series Resistor Pack Reinforcement How-to Reply with quote

good work
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel Injection Series Resistor Pack Reinforcement How-to Reply with quote

Solid thread, man! Cool Nice work.

Bookmarked!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel Injection Series Resistor Pack Reinforcement How-to Reply with quote

Great! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel Injection Series Resistor Pack Reinforcement How-to Reply with quote

Put in Tech Tips
Thank you
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel Injection Series Resistor Pack Reinforcement How-to Reply with quote

Thanks for resurrecting this thread, Tcash. It's simple and effective. Ihave been wanting to do something like this but wasn't sure how best to approach it. Now it's on my (ever growing!) list of "To Do's".
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