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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 08, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone Recognize These?

These 2 rubber sleeves are with my engine harness kit.


One sleeve is for an 18/20 gage wire and the other is for a 12 gage.
The only 12 gage in the engine harness is the Purple to the starter solenoid, so I figure it's on that wire, but I'm not sure and don't know where.
If that's a clue, I'm guessing that the smaller might be for the Yellow wire, also to the starter solenoid.
Maybe they are heat shields or for anti-chafing or something..

Anyone know for sure?
Thanks.

(I got a kit off the guys that make the repro looms, complete, but without wiring as my RHD would need extensive modifactions.)

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Re: Anyone Recognize These?

They are heat shrinks for splicing. When you solder wires together you slide them over and shrink them with a lighter or a heat gun. They shrink about 60 percent.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 08, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone Recognize These?

I have heat-shrink tubing and these are definitely a different material.
Not only that, the smallest is a snug fit on the smallest size gage that is on the engine harness. 20 gage

Maybe I'll cut the tinyest piece off and see what happens with the heat gun. I'll let you know.
Thanks.

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Looks like you need to use them in a high friction area or an area where the wires cross a sharp piece of sheetmetal.
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Not heat shrink, much too thick... Looks like short sections of fuel line to me. I think it's intended use is for where the factory wiring to the starter would bend around the block after it drops down the firewall. Some vehicles have a metal tube down there, others they double wrap the wires...

Why not contact the guys that sent the stuff to you?

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I think those are rubber sleeves that go over a wire connection. I don't know why they are used sometimes, but my American Autowire setup used one on the purple wire that goes to the starter solenoid. I don't recall where I've seen another one. I assume they are for extra insulation.

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Why not contact the guys that sent the stuff to you?
Thanks guys, I just might contact them.. I just figured it may have been a really easy answer, so I asked here.

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Jon From American Auto Wire just got back to me and said these rubber sleeves are for protecting the crimps on the ring terminals at the starter.
(Now we all know!)

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Mystery Solved!!!

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Jon From American Auto Wire just got back to me and said these rubber sleeves are for protecting the crimps on the ring terminals at the starter.
(Now we all know!)
Do these get heat shrunk on or just slide over the wire? I'm curios but that killed the dog.

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Do these get heat shrunk on or just slide over the wire? I'm curios but that killed the dog.

Yes me too, my kit is on the way and would like to know.
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Re: Anyone Recognize These?

No, these are made out of rubber, you don't heat them or anything. You just slide them over the wire before putting the end on, crimp the end on, then slide it down over the connection as far as you can. They fit pretty tight. Like I said, I think they are for extra insulation and yet flexible, which is better for the tight areas around the starter and you don't want any of the connection to be open for a possible short as there are a lot of wires all coming into the same area, including the main battery cable.

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