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Old 03-29-2007, 09:48 AM   #11
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I completely understand where the loom is and how/why it was done. It'* a good way to go. My personal experience with taking the factory heat tested loom from the front cylinders is that it'll melt on the #6 wire
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Might be different looms out there. The stuff I used to use got brittle on me. I switched brands, and have this stuff on the 2, 4, and 6 with no issues on the Zilla.
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Haha, well I actually did notice a burning smell late last night and even opened up the hood to look but I wasn't sure what to look for. But now that I think of it it did smell like melting plastic. Once I eat something I'll go out there and look.
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I know they make different heat ratings of loom. I used some red loom on my plug wires as a preventative measure and it melted pretty bad on the 4 and 6 wires. I destroyed one of my 7mm beldens recently anyways so i recently upgraded to the 8mm Beldens that you get when you tell NAPA they are for a 1995 SSEi. Sadly the wires that are intended for the 95SSEi are a better fit length wise than the 2002 ones were.
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for the record i have i put GM Loom on every inch of my plug wires front and back....its been 20K miles, and i have not had any melting at all
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Haha, well I actually did notice a burning smell late last night and even opened up the hood to look but I wasn't sure what to look for. But now that I think of it it did smell like melting plastic. Once I eat something I'll go out there and look.
I hope I found the right stuff. Nobigdealifitmelts. The stuff I have on the Zilla never has, but the stuff I scrounged yesterday MIGHT have been the old stuff. Either way, remember the air gap lecture from yesterday. That'* the important thing.
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I had to pull pretty hard to get the melted part off of the metal.

So Bill do you think I should cut it off or just try to move it further away?
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We looped it well yesterday. Just cut off what you can and leave it naturally looped around the O2.
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Stuff I used before was GM factory from front plugs. That one area is a hot one.

And let'* remember..this isn't your Grandad'* Series 1
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I gaurantee you my downpipe runs hotter than his. Some loom will hold up, some won't.

As I said, I have had loom on my plug wires on the Zilla for two years now. With no issues. This was the old cheap crap I dug out of a box yesterday.
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