Fordmods Logo

Can solder my maf hotwire back on?? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Can solder my maf hotwire back on??
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 12:27 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 596

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA mkII XR8

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

I have a spare maf to suit my standard injectors, but on closer inspection I found that one of the hotwires has come off the poles its meant to be attached ,its not broken just dismounted.
Can I solder it back in place, or will the solder not be heat resistant enough
for this task??
it just looks too easy to fix! so it cant be

 

_________________

Image
IF YOU HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL
YOU SIMPLY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER!!!
Detroit 8V71 for sale, taking offers

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:15 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 14

Joined: 19th May 2005

Ride: XE S Pac

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

giuve it a go, if it works it works, if not then replace it :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:17 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1440

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: 320kw BA XR8

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

I doubt it because the MAF wires run pretty hot, its just a question if they run hot enough to melt the solder.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:22 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 596

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA mkII XR8

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

that was my main concern too but they run at 200 degC i believe..but if i use a high tin content maybe the melting point will be higher.
its just a spare but if it s f**k its not worth taking up storage space in cupboard.
whe the ignition is turned on should the mafs be hot??if so this might be a good test.

 

_________________

Image
IF YOU HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL
YOU SIMPLY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER!!!
Detroit 8V71 for sale, taking offers

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:26 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1440

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: 320kw BA XR8

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

It heats as soon as you turn the engine on, it only takes a second or so so you will know pretty much straight away. The other problem I see is that even with high temp solder, it may not stand up to the constant heat cycles and vibrations. I don't think its worth it really unless you are stuck and need the sensor.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:30 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 596

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA mkII XR8

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

EDXR8 wrote:
It heats as soon as you turn the engine on, it only takes a second or so so you will know pretty much straight away. The other problem I see is that even with high temp solder, it may not stand up to the constant heat cycles and vibrations. I don't think its worth it really unless you are stuck and need the sensor.

with high temp solder having troubles getting it to take anyway

 

_________________

Image
IF YOU HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL
YOU SIMPLY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER!!!
Detroit 8V71 for sale, taking offers

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:34 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 596

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA mkII XR8

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

ahhhhhhhhhh f**k it,if i ever need to use it, it can be fixed by someone else-til then it can take up space in the cupboard & then maybe get lost
:roll:

 

_________________

Image
IF YOU HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL
YOU SIMPLY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER!!!
Detroit 8V71 for sale, taking offers

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 11:02 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 8655

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 37 images

Ride: V8 EF Futura

Location: Adelaide CBD
SA, Australia

Yeah the hotwire is kept at 200deg above the temp sense wire...

Depending on solder, i think melting point anywhere between 150deg and 300deg....

If you give it a shot, do plenty of testing before actually starting the engine... i shudder at the thought of solder making its way into the combustion chamber...

 

_________________

I promise..... I will never die.

Fordmods Administration Group MINOR PUNKED

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
cron

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:08 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names