So, sometimes the sun farts in our general direction. Ice Core evidence shows that we have no idea how strong those farts can be, but now some idea how strong they have been in the past. “3 orders of magnitude” seems to be a starting point.
some days are harder to get started than others. corroded main terminal, busted the housing trying to remove it, new solenoid on order. maintenance is a little now and then, or a whole lot all of a sudden. at least i know why it “felt” tight but wasn’t. i suspected the contacts inside where fried, but actually look very good, clean, and not burnt or corroded away. hope the replacement is as well built as the original, or better wrt insulator cap.