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Old 04-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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holy crap. well after 2 days of tracing down a short that was causing my 30A fuel injector fuse to blow out immediately, and having to remove my 6 point rollbar just to get the fuel pump out , I found this gem in the gas tank. I honestly can't believe that someone could be stupid enough to do this. I'm surprised the car didn't explode.

This is the power line for the fuel pump

first off I see exposed wire and think this is bad enough
Then I open up the electrical tape to find that they had just wrapped one layer of tape around each wire and then taped them together.

Glad this headache is over, and glad that nothing worse happened. Just thought this would be an appropriate place to share my frustration haha
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Holy crap.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Damn man. Good thing nothing REAL bad happened.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's the best wiring job I've ever seen. What are you talking about. Psh, time bomb? PUHLEASE.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what is the purpose for putting this wire in gas tank?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's really hard to ignite gas. No one seems to realize this.
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It's really hard to ignite gas. No one seems to realize this.
What he said.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The fumes on the other hand.....
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's really hard to ignite gas. No one seems to realize this.
Not enough oxygen in the tank
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's really hard to ignite gas. No one seems to realize this.
So I guess you just volunteered to put shorting out exposed wire in your gas tank.
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If its submerged in the fuel, it won't be near the fumes
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, I didn't think about the lack of oxygen needed for the reaction, albeit it's still pretty sketchy
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Hunting down those "Genius" moments from Prev. Owners can be an adventure. Usually a WTF moment like this keeps awake me Wondering what else they" Fixed" ?
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It's really hard to ignite gas. No one seems to realize this.
21 jump street showed me the light.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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That is scary looking, but several people have already stated that if these wires were submerged it would be pretty hard for anything to happen. And the lack of O2 makes it almost impossible. But yeah, still pretty dumb of the PO.
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Hunting down those "Genius" moments from Prev. Owners can be an adventure. Usually a WTF moment like this keeps awake me Wondering what else they" Fixed" ?
Had a mk3 supra for a couple thousand miles before parking and selling for issues all relating to previous owner's idea to wrap the headers... I've been educated the hard way , but at least I received the education..

As for the wires, you could have been all "splody" like if your 30A fuse didn't blow.. but because it did, it probably kept those wires from arching...
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