well, of course, the problem came back and the car didn't run for a while, but I didn't want to bore you with that
, I do have good news now! read on...
I have been having water problems since I've got this car, I had entire indoor swimming pools at the passenger feet. Of course, this wasn't very good for the car or the wiring, and it has come back to bite me.
I was trying to dry it today and cut up some foam tape holding the wires flat under the passenger seat, and this is what I found:
as you can see, those four wires, were the wires for the injectors
, but now comes the strange bit, the wiring loom was all original, all tape original, no-one has tampered with it, so this bodge-job of solder and tape, was from the factory
the only thing I could think of was that they ran out of wire and soldered it together, 18 years ago....
the swimming pool combined with this semi open connection made a nice electrochemical reaction, as can be seen here:
the greenish stuff is copperoxide and the white stuff is tinoxide, it was some sort of paste, the water acting as a bonding agent and conductor, so actually, my car ran on water for a while
anyway, after replacing that piece of wire, making new solder joints, taping them in properly, the car started up, ran perfectly and has been so since.
happy ending don't you think?