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#6 Old 04-21-2016
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Originally Posted by PeterWeb View Post
Then I'll be soldering "shut" the stranded wires of the connector near the solenoid end, so that they can no longer wick. Should be sufficient preventative maintenance, least ways I hope so.
If they do not have the patch wire in your area the soldering will work. Just strip the insulation for a few inches and solder the strands into one solid wire. A solid wire will not wick where the stranded wires will wick the oil. Then tape each wire separate to replace the insulation you removed.

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