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Update on the AC hose.   Last week I managed to remove the AC #10 hose from the engine compartment to the front wheel well again with the help of a good friend to help along the way. 

It was tightly wound and clamped in the maze of conduits going under the RRear wheelwell, rocker panel to the RFront wheelwell. 

I could not pull it out easily so I slowly traced it and identified it then used an Olfa knife and sliced the hose repeatedly to shred it and cut it off section by section.  It took quite a while but in the end I got to the front of the car with only the tie straps remaining empty of the hose.  

I was then able to pass the #10 Eaton Aeroquip hose which is substantially smaller through the path that was now open and tie wrapped it in place. 

I still have the last bit to do but it is coming along. 

Mike just to even frustrate you more I actually realized that the AC existing hose could have probably been cut and a custom ferrule could have been welded and pressure tested to relieve the stress on the connection. 

You would think this type of info could have been suggested by the AC guys from the start with 30 years of experience but no the newbie here figures it out.  

You have to laugh at yourself sometimes or you'll cry.  

It is hard for most of us to think outside of the box most times in our own area. 

That plug in the engine compartment is a remote plug in for a battery conditioner.  It was permanently installed by IM and it developped an issue and then I wanted to install a subwoofer under my back seat so it had to be removed.  Now I simply have a cable in the Frunk that is easily plugged into by the conditioner and easily removed. 

The plug remnant I have yet to remove but the heat of the engine makes the cover soft so it flaps open.  Not sure why I left it but maybe because I was thinking if the bracket might be useful for something.  In April it will be 5 years since I picked up my car.  Wow, time flies by. 

Well I got my AC recharged a month ago but until now I hadn't had enough time to wrap the pipes under the dash.  I finally got it done today.  It is getting harder to get under the dash board.  I managed to cut smaller strips in the cork tape (into two or four strips depending on the room
I had to put it around and as sticky as it is I wrapped the pipe well  to insulate and stop the condensation that occurs so that it will not drip in the foot well.  

The box below was more than enough I only used maybe a couple of feet. 

This stuff might have other uses as well I don't know about yet ac tapeactape2actapebox

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Last edited by IaM-Ray

I can just see me using something like "Tar Tape".

If it's anything like Anti-seize stuff I'll be coated in tar inside of maybe 30 seconds.

And I've used (and still have most of a roll left ) "tin tape" (3M aluminum duct tape) which I used to wrap the steam pipe insulation around my gas heater ducts.  I don't know what adhesive they use on that stuff, but it could hold an F-15 together with no fear of anything coming apart - Ever.

Last edited by Gordon Nichols

I can just see me using something like "Tar Tape".

If it's anything like Anti-seize stuff I'll be coated in tar inside of maybe 30 seconds.

And I've used (and still have most of a roll left ) "tin tape" (3M aluminum duct tape) which I used to wrap the steam pipe insulation around my gas heater ducts.  I don't know what adhesive they use on that stuff, but it could hold an F-15 together with no fear of anything coming apart - Ever.

I took a plastic welding course last year at our local CC and you use that stuff as backing to fill holes. Pretty amazing stuff. I've had a role for years that I use to make a sun visor on the top of my motorcycle helmet's visors. 

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