^^^^^^ this- plus the fact I am unsure of how hold the present ones are. Since I ohmed out the Injectors and GP's and that checked out good I will probably leave well enough alone unless I find sign of heat damages under the VC then I'll have to make the decission--exactly!! I found the superduty UVCH has superior connections for the glow plug power wires PLUS the superduty parts can be had for cheaper then the OBS parts
Staggering the splices, now that's something I never would have that to do lolAutomotive heat shrink is good over a good solder joint.
Stagger the splices so that you don't have a huge bulge in the center of where you splice everything. Also before everything is sealed up I'd test the wires from the IDM connector to the end of the plug for the gasket to make sure that nothing is mixed up.
No. There's no reason to both crimp & solder. But the clear heat-shrink with sealing glue & a solder ring are effective if you heat them slowly & long enough for the solder to wick into the Copper strands. A small electric heat pen is better than a flame or large heat gun, which can scorch things before the solder can make the joint. I use these, and they DO work reliably:...butt connectors that you crimp, but also has the solder seal in the middle?
Well I was really hoping I wouldn't have to do this step but I am getting a no start after swapping everything over. Is following this procedure my best starting point? I did one wire at a time, but now am second guessing myself, nothing has been heat shrinked or wrapped yet.Checking the continuity of each wire going to the injectors. There have been some on here that have done what you are doing and end up switching a couple of the wires. They then spend hours trying to figure out just what it was that they did. Splicing the wires one at a time helps but a lot just cut off the old plug and then splice on the new one. Wire colors fade over the years and some may be questionable.
Here is a test that will tell you what wire goes where from the IDM plug.