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Engine Bay Hose Insulation
Topic Started: Wed May 30, 2018 7:50 pm (336 Views)
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I'm in the process of cleaning and tidying up the engine bay, has anyone replaced the hose insulation or found an alternative? It currently lets down the overall look of the engine compartment I think, I'm not aiming for it to be concourse but if you can easily replace it then it would make a big difference to the appearance.

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I removed the hangy bits of the fiberglass wrap and neatly wrapped the heat-shield sleeve with foil heat reflective tape.
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Wed May 30, 2018 10:02 pm
I removed the hangy bits of the fiberglass wrap and neatly wrapped the heat-shield sleeve with foil heat reflective tape.
I thought about doing that, saves removing the hoses. Did you just use a normal reflective thermal tape, so it looks like aluminium foil?
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I painted mine silver when I did the manifolds. Not perfect but certainly better than it was.
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Can i ask the reason you guys have wrapped the brake servo pipe ????
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Can i ask the reason you guys have wrapped the brake servo pipe ????
Posted Image that was an old picture i have these badges to stick on the covers just 3 left i can send you one free to the first three that want one .

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Fri Jun 1, 2018 10:58 am
optimusprime
Fri Jun 1, 2018 10:52 am
Can i ask the reason you guys have wrapped the brake servo pipe ????
Posted Image that was an old picture i have these badges to stick on the covers just 3 left i can send you one free to the first three that want one .

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It should have some thermal insulation one as standard so looks like yours has been removed. Not sure how critical it is? It's away from the exhaust manifold so wouldn't exceed the rated temperature of the hose I wouldn't think. Might reduce the vacuum very slightly as the air get heated in the tube over the engine.
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