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what guage wire...

are the wires that are going into the r/r?
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from where... the stator seem to be 12-14, but as i am redoing mine, i went with 10 gauge. Also check the temp rating of the insulation. that is a failure point on the stators that the insulation burns. I went with teflon insulation, good up to 200 deg C (400 something F)

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Nachos is looking for the gauge of the wire (yellow wires, for instance) that go from the stator and other places to the connector that plugs into the r/r. In order to replace the connectors with non-corroded ones, I assume.

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Nachos is looking for the gauge of the wire (yellow wires, for instance) that go from the stator and other places to the connector that plugs into the r/r. In order to replace the connectors with non-corroded ones, I assume.

exactly!
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Doesn't look like you are getting much of a response. Idon't know what they are. What you might do is cut off a little bit and take it in to a parts store or radio shack or home depot or some other...

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sorry was out to san antonio, i am back now. I would say its 12 gauge, but like i said, i went larger to reduce the burning stator wires effect mentioned in a few posts. Also make sure you watch the temps of your wire insulation. Remeber degrees C does not equal degrees F. also i'd suggest sodering them to the r/r. that connection is too much of a failure point to be relied on. You can just soder it, and pour liquid electrical tape in there and seal it. Didnt you do a simmilar post on the Y! forums.

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I can tell ya right now that isn't 12 gauge wire. More like 18. It's like good speaker wire.

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you are reffering to the lead wires on the stator (the yellow ones) or the wires making up the coil. The yellow wires are thicker then 16 gauge, cause that is what i first ordered and it was way too small. i am guessing it is right around the 14-12 gauge range. the 10 that i have now is just a lil thicker. I cant be for certain cause i dont have a gauge to read the wire with. But i know for fact its larger then 16.

side note. dont use speaker wire....its normally rated at 60C which is roughly 120-140 F. our engines are sitting around 180-220 F so you will end up with burnt insulaiton

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I got out my old wire stripper, and according to it the yellow wires that I HAVE coming from the stator are 16 gauge. Now here's the funny - the yellow wires in the wire harness are 18 gauge. So Nachos, I'm sure by now you've already taken care of the problem. What gauge connector did you use, or did you solder directly to the r/r?

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Humm, wonder why they did that gauge drop before the r/r. well regardless, i would still move up a gauge or 2 like it should be. keep in mind these wires are carrying about 10 amps a peice max and 7-8 typical. There are a few issues that if the wires get inclosed and on hot days, the do burn off insulation and there have been a few fires (wire resistance is causing this, or is it engine temps hummm...). better safe then sorry, and plus its only like 9 cents more a foot to move up to the next gauge in most cases.

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