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07-06-2012, 03:04 AM
Does anyone know were I can find the heat insulation that goes over the alternator cable or the same type that goes over the oxygen sensor wire but like a 3/4" size? It looks like fiberglass or something. I need it to cover up some wires I exposed when I installed my mechman alternator and now those wires are exposed to heat from the exh manifold http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/lalojamesliz/2012-07-05183832.jpg
I bought some wire insulation from Amazon to protect wires from the heat. but its conductive and I don't want to take a chance with it shorting something. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000TXSEY2/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1341539762&sr=8-1 I only paid $8 for it anyways :)

Hipster Lawrence
07-08-2012, 02:26 AM

Are those gigantic ground wires on your alternator? Why?

07-08-2012, 03:28 PM
braided sleeving...duh. thank you :) yes they are groung cables, i only need 1 but since i already put one to the chassis before i was told that i needed to run a cable straight to the battery negative i just left both. its a H/O Mechman alternator.

07-18-2012, 01:05 AM
There is another alternative - a product called "Roundit 2000" - it is made by a company named "Bentley Harris".

We use it at my work to wrap harnesses we supply with our automotive electronic module test systems. These lead into a Thermotron environmental chamber where the devices are tested at up to 80C and down to -40C. That stuff has a melting temperature of 200C and is still flexible at -70C.

There is another variant of this product that goes up way beyond 200C! - though much more expensive. (like $8.00/foot vs. $2/foot)

You can get both at cableorganizer.com.