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    Hi,

    After crimping on an o-ring connector onto the ignition wire at the starter motor end I now need to solder the wire as well but when looking on ebay I noticed different guages of wire and different compounds so this might be a daft question but is there a certain type of solder wire I should buy for this specific job?

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    I thought that you would have an answer to this by now mate, I thought solder was all pretty much the same TBH... You got any links to what you are thinking of?
     
     

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    Anything should do, I'd try and find some of the older lead based solder as it melts at a lower temp.
    Newer solder is lead free, it still works as well but needs more heat.
     
     

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    I just typed in Solder Wire into ebay and chose UK only and this is what it through at me

    ebay link

    Some is lead/tin some is silver and then there's some with flux and some without, whats flux? and then different guages. Why so complicated but hey like the saying goes "if you're doing a job might as well do it the right way"

    Things to remember is I don't have electric where I'm working on the car and so I bought one of those Gas Solder Torches which is equivalent to 100w electric so yea which should I order form that ebay page then? Thanks guys.

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SOLDERING-IRON...#ht_1529wt_989


    The stuff that I have is 60:40 lead tin and flux coated/contained like this one, it's just the first I found in your link... Should be OK
     
     

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    The lead free solder is mainly used for mains drinking water pipework so it doesn't matter what you use.
    If you aren't sure how to solder properly feel free to pm me as it takes a bit of explaining
     
     

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    So this one will be fine then? It's the cheapest one and if its ok then I'll get that one.

    oh and Dellboy I have never soldered before so a quick lesson would be great m8.

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    I would say yes.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by w4vy View Post
    So this one will be fine then? It's the cheapest one and if its ok then I'll get that one.

    oh and Dellboy I have never soldered before so a quick lesson would be great m8.
    Personally i would go for a larger gauge than that as it will give you more scope for other jobs but it will still do what you are after..
    Can you confirm it's the ignition live wire to the solenoid that you are doing or are you on about the main feed to the starter.
     
     

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