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I have a question on replacing the fuel pump. I have it all out and its mostly rebuilt. Is the location of the positive wire splice important? I noticed I cut my old power wire at about 2 inches or so from the terminal on the "lid." The mn12 guide doesn't even show it spliced. It just shows the negative wire spliced half way. I'm using the SCP.com kit with the blue butt connectors. Are these something I should heat shrink away from the garage and gas or are they just crimp style. Someone please just let me know if this is ok because I'm getting high off these fumes.
 

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i would use a crimp then slide heat shrink over the wires and melt the shrink around that. if you have access to a heat gun i would rather see you use that then a lighter.
oh cmon... he might get more looks from the ladys with no eyebrows.. :rofl:

i agree.. put some heatshrink on it and use a heat gun..
 

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I don't have a heat gun. I can't get these damn blue tubes to shrink. How important is that the tube shrink up to the wire? I tried using a space heater and this didn't shrink them. The pump assembly is clean of gas btw.
 

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I don't have a heat gun. I can't get these damn blue tubes to shrink. How important is that the tube shrink up to the wire? I tried using a space heater and this didn't shrink them. The pump assembly is clean of gas btw.
hmm.. the words ford pinto come to mind... lol try a slightly smaller size shrink tube.. itll be a tighter fit and easier to shrink.. the larger heatshrink tubes can be a PTA to get to shrink properly

**edit** hair dryer.. try that..
 

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Those cheap blue butt connectors won't shrink...they aren't heat-shrink tubing. I wouldn't do anything less than solder and heatshrink. You don't want to have to drop the tank to redo the connections a year or two down the road.

-Rod
 

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tried the hair dryer(didn't work) and I do have smaller heat shrink tubes. They look like the clearish ones in the mn12 tech article. I assume they are more or less the same thing I saw at checkers. These are fine for the job? I will solder them now.
 

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tried the hair dryer(didn't work) and I do have smaller heat shrink tubes. They look like the clearish ones in the mn12 tech article. I assume they are more or less the same thing I saw at checkers. These are fine for the job? I will solder them now.
should be :thumbsup: are you just spliceing and twisting or are you soldering them? i agree with cougar.. you need to solder them if you havent already
 

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Ok I miraculously found 2 heat shrink tubes that are long enough to cover the soldered wires. Wow this hassle needs to be addressed. Someone tell bill the use something different or post better instructions. I'm pretty upset this has taken so long but I think thats because the gas high has me raging like a hillbilly who found out his cousin has been fooling around with brother lol.
 

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Ok I miraculously found 2 heat shrink tubes that are long enough to cover the soldered wires. Wow this hassle needs to be addressed. Someone tell bill the use something different or post better instructions. I'm pretty upset this has taken so long but I think thats because the gas high has me raging like a hillbilly who found out his cousin has been fooling around with brother lol.
:uppoint::rofl: glad you got it done bro lol
 

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its not done yet I'm working on it right now in front of the computer since the garage smells like gas. And thanks to everyone, I'm in the middle of soldering and heat shrinking.
 

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its not done yet I'm working on it right now in front of the computer since the garage smells like gas. And thanks to everyone, I'm in the middle of soldering and heat shrinking.
lol well sorry.. damn.. :rolleyes: i (and im sure the other guys would back me up here) would hate to see you have to drop the tank in 6 months and fix what you just fixed.. if that made since.. i always say if you can do it right the first time.. do it.. if you cant.. well you just SOL! lol
 

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lol well sorry.. damn.. :rolleyes: i (and im sure the other guys would back me up here) would hate to see you have to drop the tank in 6 months and fix what you just fixed.. if that made since.. i always say if you can do it right the first time.. do it.. if you cant.. well you just SOL! lol
I totally agree and thats why I am really confused why this isn't in the tech article. I really don' want to do this twice either. here is the final product before I go drop it back in the tank.

<a href="http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=264878474"><img src="http://photo.ringo.com/264/264022456RL418866181.jpg" border="0"/></a>

<a href="http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=264878452"><img src="http://photo.ringo.com/264/264022354RL902111383.jpg" border="0"/></a>

I heat shrunk the tubes til the glue made a bead around each end.

again thank you X3 to all at TCCoA!!!!!!!
 

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I totally agree and thats why I am really confused why this isn't in the tech article. I really don' want to do this twice either. here is the final product before I go drop it back in the tank.

<a href="http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=264878474"><img src="http://photo.ringo.com/264/264022456RL418866181.jpg" border="0"/></a>

<a href="http://www.ringo.com/photos/photo.html?photoId=264878452"><img src="http://photo.ringo.com/264/264022354RL902111383.jpg" border="0"/></a>

I heat shrunk the tubes til the glue made a bead around each end.

again thank you X3 to all at TCCoA!!!!!!!
looking good man :thumbsup: and any time bro.. glad we could help :D
 

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Does this look like its going to work? I'm pretty confident that its all good but feedback is always cool with me.
 

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Does this look like its going to work? I'm pretty confident that its all good but feedback is always cool with me.
im no expert on wiring but id say itll hold up fine :thumbsup:
 
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