Originally Posted by roverhi
. Adjust the cone to the proper depth
and relay the outer wires. Use a little anti-seize compound on the terminal threads and screw the terminal together. Cinch it up tight but do not use too much torque as it could actually weaken the terminal. Unscrew the terminal, inspect the wire wrap around the cone, goop up the wire with sealant
, screw the terminal back togther and you are done. SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE.
Hmmm... seems to me that the instructions (at least for Sta-loks) require putting Locktite on the threads, not anti-seize.
While I agree that some lube on the threads seems like a good thing whilst assembling the fitting, having them unscrew under load is a very bad thing.
I'd sure check this advice out with the manufacturer of the fitting that you use.
But, doing the wire replacement is a pretty simple job and can save a lot of money
. If you are really worried about tuning the rig, get a pro to help you with that after you do the wires yourself.
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Morning Cove, NSW, Oz