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I can't believe how old this discussion is. Or how funny. OR that I'm reading it -just now.. and thinking WHY didn't I read this before I ended up storing several Porsches?! I AM gonna hurry and get some BOUNCE. Sounds like a great idea- thanks.

Hummm, I missed the part about BOUNCE.. Fail. sigh.

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OK, since we revived an old pre - fire thread, here is my one. Some rats took up residence in the rented garage /hse I happened to be storing my SC in. One day I took it out for a drive after many weeks hibernation. Started and ran fine, but gauges were all wacky - off the scale one way or other. and only gone 5 yrds. In front, where the car was parked was a neat pile of wire insulation - any colour combo you like red/wh/green/wh/etc. When I looked under the car the varmits with sharp teeth had parked themselves on top of the starter motor and had a ball chewing bits out of the main harness. Not easy to fix - I was missing about an inch of some wires. try fixing that - in that spot.
I cleaned out a family of rats over the next week and enjoyed every bit of it. I had been putting baits out for weeks - no effect. Got them in a cage trap and enjoyed watching their demise. When we shifted I found the entire container of baits neatly stashed for winter food.
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Sorry for reviving this old pre-fire thread, but l ended up with a brand new garage and air tight door seals, so those furry little friends can't get in unless it's when I open the doors. All it takes is one of them to eat things that shouldn't be eaten. Alan, I bet that was a pain fixing those wires. That's my greatest fear, the damage that can be caused. Who really knows; could be a simple little mouse that toasted my car and home back then. We never discovered the cause. Now, prophylactic mouse traps inside the car during storage.
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Not one of the easiest jobs. They had taken about an inch of wiring out of some of the wires - even the copper strands gone. Luckily I had a chunk of original SC loom from a dead car. I wondered why keep it, but I don't throw that stuff out. So I had pieces of original wire to join back in - in a delicate soldering job a heart surgeon would be proud of. Not easy lying on your back, (I think I pulled the starter motor). Has run perfect ever since. Old faithful.
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Not one of the easiest jobs. They had taken about an inch of wiring out of some of the wires - even the copper strands gone. Luckily I had a chunk of original SC loom from a dead car. I wondered why keep it, but I don't throw that stuff out. So I had pieces of original wire to join back in - in a delicate soldering job a heart surgeon would be proud of. Not easy lying on your back, (I think I pulled the starter motor). Has run perfect ever since. Old faithful.
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I'm beginning to think about this issue right now. Not rodents, bot 32 year old heat damaged insulation and work hardened wires. As I dig further into my motor now its out, I'm finding all sorts of cracked insulation, any part of which could read to anything from weird gauge readings to fire. On some of the leads there's an insulation crack every few inches, can't just splice in a piece.

Short of rebuilding the entire harness from scratch, what's the solution?
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Really does sound like a new harness - sorry.
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I think it's just the cables stuck, since I can hear the control unit cycling as it tries to open and/or close the valves. Not good on the control unit continuously hunting, so I need to fix the problem before something else gets toasted. Winter project, one of several.


Mine were rusted closed. If you remove the auto heat you can spray some rust penetrate in the guide tubes. I removed the cables and filled the tubes with the stuff. I let it soak overnight and flushed it with compressed air. Hind sight Id put a drain tube or towel over the exit. I make a huge mess. I then put some oil in there to try and prevent it from reoccurring.


On a side note I just had to rewire our enclosed trailer again. Fooking varmints. I put some poison in the frame this time and sealed it closed with expanding foam.

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