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wizzards581
06-26-2008, 08:47 PM
i had to use solder on one of my engine harness. i was worried it might fall back off due to engine temperature. im at work right now and seems like the solder i use melts at around 150 deg F. should i be worried?

ciento44
06-26-2008, 09:09 PM
Nope.

Conrad_Turbo
06-26-2008, 09:41 PM
What kind of solder is it?

wizzards581
06-26-2008, 09:45 PM
silver leaded solder... ??

ciento44
06-26-2008, 10:55 PM
I guess i should be more descriptive, i apologize... I didn't think to ask what kind of solder.

Where and what part of the harness? I have all kinds of stuff soldered on mine and it holds up just fine. I just got whatever was cheapest at Radioshack that day....

wizzards581
06-26-2008, 11:00 PM
a piece of wire broke off one of the coolant sensor. i needed to use the car so u jus solder it back on. i was wondering if it will get hot enuf to melt the solder causing the wire to break apart. if so im shit now, cuz im 30miles away frm home at work.

ciento44
06-26-2008, 11:02 PM
a piece of wire broke off one of the coolant sensor. i needed to use the car so u jus solder it back on. i was wondering if it will get hot enuf to melt the solder causing the wire to break apart. if so im shit now, cuz im 30miles away frm home at work.

On the water neck? Or the one on the bottom of the radiator?

I have soldered wires on the one of the bottom of my radiator. And for that matter, my O2 sensor is soldered in. So is my oil sending unit.

Sooo..... i'd say we're ok.

vip09
06-26-2008, 11:07 PM
a piece of wire broke off one of the coolant sensor. i needed to use the car so u jus solder it back on. i was wondering if it will get hot enuf to melt the solder causing the wire to break apart. if so im shit now, cuz im 30miles away frm home at work.

The tab on the top of my coolant sensor broke off. I soldered a wire directly to the little nub that was left on the sensor. I haven't had any problems in the alltrac engine bay! You will be A-OK!

Rick89GTS
06-27-2008, 12:46 AM
Yeah, don't worry, it won't melt. I soldered the same wire and it's fine.

Conrad_Turbo
06-27-2008, 04:09 PM
Last I checked most solder doesn't melt at 150 deg F...that's extremely low. Usually it's over 200-250 deg F. Regardless your average solder will not melt after being applied to an electrical connection due to engine bay heat.

wizzards581
06-27-2008, 05:12 PM
looks ok i guess. thanks for ur inputs.

angryyoungnpoor
06-28-2008, 09:51 AM
I don't know of any solder that'd melt at 150 f. There are some that'll melt at 90 C which is about 200 F. The water coming out of the lines shouldn't get any hotter than boiling temp, which is 210-ish F, so you should be fine. I'd check it after a long run to see if you can feel if it's soft or not. What did you use to wrap it?

maxwedge
06-28-2008, 07:49 PM
Any retail sold solder your likely to have isn't going to melt until close to 380F or more.

Rix86
06-29-2008, 12:17 AM
Yep you're fine.
Just about every wire in Koreanjoey's harness is soldered somewhere, and 2+ years later, no problems.

wizzards581
06-29-2008, 07:50 PM
I don't know of any solder that'd melt at 150 f. There are some that'll melt at 90 C which is about 200 F. The water coming out of the lines shouldn't get any hotter than boiling temp, which is 210-ish F, so you should be fine. I'd check it after a long run to see if you can feel if it's soft or not. What did you use to wrap it?

i jus left it open. no wrap.