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Re: Solder or just crimp?
Matt_Texas #1306550 Tue Apr 09 2019 07:10 PM
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One of the issues with crimping only, is corrosion from road water and dirt/salt. Once a crimped joint becomes intermittent, the hunt goes on. Remember, NO acid core solder!

Ed


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Re: Solder or just crimp?
Matt_Texas #1306746 Thu Apr 11 2019 05:52 PM
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Ok, after reading several different forums, sites, rants etc on this topic I'm going to go with just a good quality crimp.

I think I have the tools narrowed down.

How do you guys feel about the Klein 1005 or 1006? and do I need a Jaw style crimper for plug terminals?

Double walled heat shrink sounds like the best and I have a new heat gun for them too.

I'm not familiar with all the different brands of terminals and connectors.... what should I look for?

Re: Solder or just crimp?
Matt_Texas #1306750 Thu Apr 11 2019 07:12 PM
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Get a ratcheting crimper. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjSGCSwNuAg


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Re: Solder or just crimp?
Matt_Texas #1306765 Thu Apr 11 2019 11:21 PM
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Duraseal Heat Shrink Wire Connectors is what G.M. has us use for wire to wire splices.


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Re: Solder or just crimp?
BC59 #1310226 Fri May 10 2019 01:51 AM
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I do a combination of both. If it's a connection that's going to be exposed to harsh environment (water, road salt, grime, engine compartment) I solder it and apply NO-OX grease to the solder joint and then heat shrink it. If it's something simple like under the dash I crimp it.


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