Re: [DML] Re: Mystery capacitor
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Re: [DML] Re: Mystery capacitor



Thank you Bill and Harold for the info.
My car is number 6149 (it's always in my signature as my first car).

Let me just say that I know why capacitors are used and what their function 
is. I was just wondering if it is a factory installation. I don't plan on 
removing it but I will install it the way it should be done. I really don't 
like those quick connect thingys ;) The way I do connections like that is to 
twist the wires together then solder them. Then put a heat shrink tube on 
the junction. It's a more permanent way of connecting wires together. If 
done properly it is also weatherproof what cannot be said of the connectors 
used in my car.

Thanks guys.

Greetings from Poland!
Tom Niemczewski
Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E


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From: "Harold" <hmcelraft@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 11:39 PM
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Re: Mystery capacitor

> It depends on the vin I believe where you find this capacitor but it 
> appears to be connected to the power pin for several functions including 
> the vacuum solenoid (Lambda, etc.) and serves primarily to keep a click 
> out of the radio and to keep the tack from jumping when the vacuum 
> solenoid is activated (every time you press the gas pedal) . On early vins 
> that capacitor is mounted near the vacuum solenoid on the harness at the 
> back of the engine compartment.
>
> It is most likely supposed to be there - and based on the tape color, I 
> would say factory on a later vin number car. The uf of 1 is correct for 
> that application.
>
> Harold McElraft - 3354
>
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Niemczewski" <dmctom@...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> Here I come with another technical question. This time it's the wiring.
>> I removed the metal plate where the ignition coil is attached, the one 
>> with
>> all the connectors coming through. When looking at the wiring I noticed 
>> that
>> someone has added a capacitor. I was sure that it was the previous owner
>> until I noticed that it says UK on it and a value of 1uF. It is connected 
>> to
>> a green wire on the white connector (larger one) with a positive lead and 
>> a
>> black wire on the blue connector with the negative lead. Is this a 
>> factory
>> or dealer added part? Or is it something that the PO has done? UK points 
>> to
>> the factory, but the crappy quick connectors point to a shade tree 
>> mechanic.
>> Does anyone know?
>>
>> Here's a picture of it:
>> http://delorean.neostrada.pl/cap.jpg
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Greetings from Poland!
>> Tom Niemczewski
>> Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
>> Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E
>>
>
>
>
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