Coltuk.org

Mitsubishi Colt Owners Club
It is currently September 20th, 2018, 12:24 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: How to solder like a pro
PostPosted: August 21st, 2009, 4:09 am 
Offline
Mitsubishi Tech Specialist
User avatar

Joined: September 30th, 2007, 8:36 pm
Posts: 3421
Location: Dundee, scotland
Model: C5 (1988 - 1992)
: C5 EvoBorg
CJ borg
2.5 V6 CJ
First you need the right tools

Image

�Soldering Iron or Gun (higher wattages work quicker)
�Regular Cigarette Lighter
�Wire stripers
�Solder, a smaller diameter is easier to use
�Adhesive Lined Heat Shrink Tubing


Here goes and this is the method we use

Step 1

Strip back 3/4″ of the wire insulation on both wires to be connected. Make sure your wire stripers are sharp, you don’t want to stretch the wire when you strip an end off. You also don’t want strippers that cut off wire strands under the insulation.
Cut a 2″ piece of Heat Shrink Tubing, or a length that will be approximately 1″ longer than the solder joint. Choose a diameter of heat shrink that will seal the wire when shrank, most manufacturers list a diameter before and after heating.

Image

Step 2

Slide the Heat Shrink Tubing over the wire before you connect them! Put the heat shrink over the wires before you solder them together, I can not say this enough. Once they are soldered it would take some voo-doo magic to get the heat shrink on without braking the solder.

Image

Step 3

Now its time to get the wires together. Slide them together by pushing them into each other. Then twist the wires, this interlocks them for the LIFE! Just follow my simple pictures:

Image

Step 4

This trick will save your fingers and give you a free hand. Brake off a piece of the thiner solder. More or less depending on the wire size you are connecting. The amount to use it a judgment call. Now roll the solder around the wire. This will help lock the wires together before the solder.

Image

Image

Step 5

Now, touch the soldering gun to the under side of the wire directly on the solder. Always us a flat spot not the tip! The gun will melt the solder immediately touching the tip, this initial molten solder will act as a heat shink heating up the wires quickly. The hot wires will melt the rest of the solder and draw it in..

Image

Step 6

The time it takes to complete this will depends on the wattage output of the gun you’re using. Remove the soldering gun from the wire as soon as all the solder melts. Now let the soldered joint cool. You just soldered!

Image

Step 7

Good Job, but you’re not done, it’s time for the Heat Shrink Tubing. This is not the time to get cheap, electrical tape won’t last 6 months!

Image

Step 8

Cover the solder joint with the Heat shrink evenly.

Then Get out that lighter, put the crake pipe down, and shrink the tubing. This is where chep people will fail. Get the adhesive lined heat shrink tubing. The adhesive glue should ooze out the ends and seals the solder joint for life.

Image

Image

_________________
Image

Part time mechanic wanted at MPH in dundee.
If interested in position, contact me, position will turn full time after a few months.


Products in development for CJ Colts.
Ralliart wide arch kit, SS Fuel filler pipes, Full car bracing kits, Custom MPH SS exhaust systems, Rollcages
Custom intake systems, SS manifolds, Full engine conversion kits, MPH custom coilover kits.
PLUS MUCH MORE.


Top
 Profile   
 
 Post subject: Re: How to solder like a pro
PostPosted: August 21st, 2009, 10:33 am 
Offline
Totally Addicted to Colt!
Totally Addicted to Colt!

Joined: October 11th, 2007, 12:33 pm
Posts: 1514
Location: Essex
Model: CJ (1996 - 2004)
: 1.6 CJ Mirage
I worked at an electronics company part time when I was still at school and they used a heat gun to shrink the heat wrap.

Lighter is a bit overkill isn't it? :lol:

Nice tutorial though!

_________________
Image
http://www.ahdigital.co.uk - Personal Web/Graphic Design Site
Athletics Open Meetings


Top
 Profile   
 
 Post subject: Re: How to solder like a pro
PostPosted: August 21st, 2009, 11:11 am 
Offline
New to this Colt stuff
New to this Colt stuff
User avatar

Joined: August 8th, 2009, 10:20 pm
Posts: 84
Location: Bedford/Birmingham
Model: CZ (2004 - Present)
An alternative to electrical tape! I never thought it existed...

Cheers for this :thumbu


Top
 Profile   
 
 Post subject: Re: How to solder like a pro
PostPosted: August 21st, 2009, 4:52 pm 
Offline
Proud Colt Owner
Proud Colt Owner
User avatar

Joined: February 18th, 2008, 6:18 pm
Posts: 454
Model: CJ (1996 - 2004)
: 16:16 red GLX
very good right up, didnt know about them tubes, im an electrical type person lol :?


Top
 Profile   
 
 Post subject: Re: How to solder like a pro
PostPosted: August 22nd, 2009, 10:54 pm 
Offline
New to this Colt stuff
New to this Colt stuff
User avatar

Joined: October 19th, 2007, 8:11 pm
Posts: 40
Location: Essex
Model: CJ (1996 - 2004)
nice guide :)

_________________
Image
http://www.modified-essex.co.uk
Ive now sold my Colt and have a honda accord CN1 but still love the colts!!!!


Top
 Profile   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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

Search for:
Jump to:  
Working with MitsiOC, The Mitsubishi Owners Club

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group