They say that technology is here to save time. I have a lot of technology so why do I never have any spare time?
Anyway, the other day, after commissioning the new wiring loom in the classic rally car that is being entered in the Australian Rally Championship I noticed something wasn’t quite right… No smoke or anything dramatic but there was a problem in the loom somewhere. It was a bit strange considering that the harness had been tested prior to powering it up.
Anyway, FLIR to the rescue! No, not Fleur, a girl I used to know years ago, but the thermal imaging type of FLIR. It is really becoming a handy tool around here. The heat signature from the plug showed that the problem was a defect in one of the new aftermarket tail lights. A simple fix to a problem that could have taken a lot longer to find!
Now, why doesn’t this technology save any time? Once you get a new toy you spend too much time playing with it! Predator style vision is so cool!