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    Coil pack wiring

    First of all i know this has been covered before but what i want to know is if my wiring is cracked is it worth insulating the individual wires or should i wait until i can afford a new loom as its not something i would do myself as im useless at electrics lol so it will cost me alot probably. The car has developed a slight misfire since the cold weather has started the only other thing it could be is the packs but before i think about that i am going to check the wiring as its a weak point on these cars and probably never been done thanks.

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    A new loom would be better they do suffer from the heat badly....

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    The coil pack loom costs about 20.00 from TPS, I have one ready to install but as with all things, I need the time to do the job. I'm gonna solder in the loom to the exhisting run where it runs under the battery as I don't have the correct tools for taking the pins out from the connectors at the ECU end. That way, only 9 of the remaining wires will require soldering (IIRC) in.

    As a short term fix, insulating the areas where it has cracked can only be a good thing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imteyaz View Post
    The coil pack loom costs about 20.00 from TPS, I have one ready to install but as with all things, I need the time to do the job. I'm gonna solder in the loom to the exhisting run where it runs under the battery as I don't have the correct tools for taking the pins out from the connectors at the ECU end. That way, only 9 of the remaining wires will require soldering (IIRC) in.

    As a short term fix, insulating the areas where it has cracked can only be a good thing though.
    I saw on another thread that you said they are 20 it might be worth giving it a go myself. The insulation is only intended as a temp fix until i can find the time and money to do it as iv had and got other things to pay out on so once iv got some spare cash i can get it done properly thanks.

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    Just out of interest how have you gone about using tps as i have phoned my local branch before and they have said they only deal with the trade which i am not in anymore or do you have to lie lol.

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    Just heat shrink the existing loom up mate. I did and is work A OK 6 months later on....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Just heat shrink the existing loom up mate. I did and is work A OK 6 months later on....
    Thanks i was looking at one of your threads about this but i thought you had replaced the loom obviously you haven't lol it sounds like a better plan than replacing it as i can do it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengal View Post
    Thanks i was looking at one of your threads about this but i thought you had replaced the loom obviously you haven't lol it sounds like a better plan than replacing it as i can do it myself
    No, same loom. I also did this on another one, however used good old insulating tape as opposed to heat shrink. Simple enough to do, and worked like a charm.

    I'm go with that personally, it's much easier than heat shrinking the wires as you have to cut and resolder them to get a good seal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    No, same loom. I also did this on another one, however used good old insulating tape as opposed to heat shrink. Simple enough to do, and worked like a charm.

    I'm go with that personally, it's much easier than heat shrinking the wires as you have to cut and resolder them to get a good seal.
    Good call i didnt think about cutting the wires for the heat shrink. Insulation tape ftw lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengal View Post
    Insulation tape ftw lol.
    Makes sure you get a good quality stuff, not pound shop rubbish as that simply doesn't insulate properly.

    It also doesn't stick well.
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    Yeah it will be good stuff i never use cheap stuff you get what you pay for at the end of the day.

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    Maybe use 'Self amalgamating Tape'?

    I know a lot of electricians / alarm fitters use it but not sure how well it will work as it will be in close proximity to a fair amount of heat. Here's a link on what I mean:

    QA Self Amalgamating Tape - QVS Electrical Supplies | Electrical Wholesaler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imteyaz View Post
    Maybe use 'Self amalgamating Tape'?

    I know a lot of electricians / alarm fitters use it but not sure how well it will work as it will be in close proximity to a fair amount of heat. Here's a link on what I mean:

    QA Self Amalgamating Tape - QVS Electrical Supplies | Electrical Wholesaler
    It goes quite brittle when exposed to heat sadly. Also, it's quite thick, and makes it hard to do a tidy job on such small wires....

    Good shout though dude, I thought the same thing but dismissed it due to the above reasons.
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    I'm glad you mentioned that Welly, I had considered using it temporarily until I get the loom replaced / soldered-in but I may as well do the job right. Time to start pulling my finger out and sorting my priorities methinks....
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    I checked my wiring and found the insulation on the earth wire to the coil packs was broken so i didnt need to strip it all back after all lol but at least i know the wirings ok. Iv re insulated it all though and it seems to have done the trick.

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    Result!

    Glad it's worked out for you mate, as usual, my brand spanking new looms is sitting in my garage, collecting dust......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imteyaz View Post
    Result!

    Glad it's worked out for you mate, as usual, my brand spanking new looms is sitting in my garage, collecting dust......
    Thanks mate. I wouldnt advise working on a car in this weather i was freezing my nuts off lol but needs must.

 

 

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