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A case for doing it right the first time
So, I'm driving to my work site yesterday (50 miles off pavement, 100 miles from a repair shop, and 150 miles from my garage), a fuse pops and my fuel pump shuts off. Oh crap. Quick inspection, can't find a problem, pop in a new fuse, drive for a few miles, and it pops again. Oh crap. It's the fuse on the circuit that feeds the relay for my pumps.
I madly start trying to isolate the problem, can't really do it, and ultimately I wind up rewiring the pump directly to a breaker so that it runs. What a PITA.
Today, when I got home, I start tracing everything down. Turns out, I had a ground wire not protected. The zip tie broke (why did I trust a zip tie anyways), the wire sat on the down pipe, the sheath melted, and bam I blew a bunch of fuses! Several hours of headache to work it all out, and it could have been avoided the whole time.
Moral of the story? Take your time, do it right the first time!
'96 F-250, 230k
Custom SVO Conversion (check valves)
On board filtration
80k SVO miles and counting!