I am led to believe that eventually, sooner or later, my ETA will fail. It currently works fine, but I never know when the limp home mode symptoms will start. I did replace the upper and lower wiring harnesses in the past year (and saw the crumbled wiring myself) so I know the current ETA will fail at some point (See date code 1993/Month4). Note that this is an early ETA with the big right-angle connector.
What's the most cost-effective option and fool-proof way to prepare for failure? Should I:
- Pull out the ETA and send it to Jono for rewiring?
- Attempt to rewire it myself with a newly purchased pigtail 140.540.15.81 for about $20?
- Buy a "refurbished" 000-141-79-25 from ebay for anywhere between $279-$399? Which "refurbishes" are reputable
- Other options?
Note - I do not consider the purchase of a new ETA at $2027 (discounted) to be a viable option.