Bad wires?

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Bad wires?

Post by marcsac » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:15 am

Hey Guys

Anybody ever had a bad ignition wire that when check with meter it shows that resistence is still within specification (5 Ohm +- 10%)?

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Re: Bad wires?

Post by 80-GL100-INT » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:45 pm

Yes I have. Try securing your leads to each end of the wire and gently move the wire around and watch the reading. It is possible to have a bad spot in the wire that gives a correct reading just sitting still, but under a vibration or heat will change the resistance.
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