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Old 05-01-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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has anyone ever thought of using something like http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/th...ose_sleeve.php to wrap their coolant hose in the back of the engine? I was wanting to wrap it, but it just isn't very attractive.
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People have wrapped their hoses with all kinds of heat resistant materials. Whatever works, just make sure they are protected.
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I used spark wires ones before....if they were larger I.D. it would have worked better. I had to slit them down the sides and tie them back up....they held up great though, looked clean, got saturated in oil when my dipstick blew off once and i had to pull them and replace.

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I use Aeroquip firesleeve on my heater hoses.It's pretty expensive stuff but it's rated for really high temps.
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the tubes are nice if you dont have to drain the radiator, otherwise slit them and safety wire them in place.
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I used the insultherm from Wirecare.net for my heater hoses. It's good for like 1500* or something.
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www.wirecare.com

took me a while, but I figured out your mistake...

thanks for that link though, that looks like the best/cheapest stuff I've found so far.
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actually https://www.wirecare.com/products.as...FG&prodline=ES if you want to get specific.

I see it only goes up to 1", is that the size you used, and did it fit well? I'm all over this like a fat kid on a cupcake if it worked well for you.
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great prices! I'd replace my current wrap with that...
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I used stuff from this place. Clicke the fire sleeving tab on the left.

http://www.hosenow.com/

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FYI: Mach V motorsports is selling an exhaust wrap kit that comes with two rolls of 2"X50' copper heat wrap, stainless snap straps, and DEI spray for $60. I'm ordering a kit for my downpipe to aid in maintaining underhood temps.
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ive used the heatshieldingproducts reflecta-sleeve before. http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/he...eld_sleeve.php

Works great
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I've used the DEI Cool Tube Extreme but anything from Wire Care is gonna be the ****!
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oh wow, that nomex stuff is off da chain!
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Is anyone using a turbo heat wrap? I was thinking about doing that to help with underhood temps as well.
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There's a post in the 4-sale section by WOT about where to get these: fits nice on a GT25 hotside.

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Sorry bout the incorrect link. It had been some time since I'd been there. I actually have to give WOT the credit as I got the link from him some time ago.
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All right, it looks the Firesleeving from Hosenow is a winner, plus it looks like they've got some of the flat stuff. Hopefully they sell it in less-than-10foot increments.

What is the correct diameter of the hoses back there to the heater core?
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They are approx. 1" dia. if I recal correctly.
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