The car is a loyal vehicle and is still the Germans' favorite hobby. You want to get from A to B comfortably and safely and then use the car, not just when you want to go a little further. The way to the bakery around the corner is also popular with the car. That's the way it is ... But a car has to work too. And when you also tune the car, certain things are even more important. Especially when changes to the exhaust system, engine performance, transmission are planned or if additional equipment such as a Stationary heating system to be installed. Then high temperatures are almost always involved, which make further modifications necessary. And when it comes to the exhaust, it doesn't just affect them surrounding components that must be protected from heat, cables can also be nearby. And this includes protection with heat protection hoses.
What is a heat protection hose?
Heat protection hoses are an extremely heat-resistant protection for cables and wires. It is usually resin-coated glass fiber hoses in which the cables and lines run that are intended to protect them from the effects of heat in order to ensure that the car runs smoothly over the long term.
How does such a heat protection hose work?
Cables are very sensitive elements within the car and especially during conversions it can happen that something in the car changes so that a cable that was not previously at risk can now be at risk. For example, if there are new ones as part of an increase in performance ignition cable and spark be installed. The engine can then radiate significantly more heat and it may be necessary to protect the ignition cables with a special jacket. The same applies of course to all other cables that are close to the warm components. Then such a heat protection hose is needed. This shields the cables from the heat, but also prevents friction, sparks and other influences that could damage the cables. This ensures a smooth process in the long run.
What could that happen?
In the worst case, the cable could burn if the coating catches fire. Sporadic functional impairment can also occur. Electronics is complex and requires stability. A short circuit in a cable can not only be death for the cable, it can also destroy the entire component and other surrounding components. If suddenly a cable stops working properly, then the components, including the entire vehicle, strike.
How much temperature can these protective tubes withstand?
It depends on what type of heat protection hose you have purchased. Several hundred degrees are quite manageable up to 1000 degrees. So you can say that the cables and wires inside the car can be well protected. The decisive factor is always the area of application and the available space. Heat protection hoses for particularly extreme temperatures can be significantly thicker and therefore require more space. In addition, such a sheath also limits the mobility of the cables. All of these key points should be considered before buying.
Do I really need that?
If you don't really change anything in your car, you don't need the special heat protection. All cables and hoses of a standard car should be properly protected at the factory. But if you want to change something on the exhaust or the engine, it is advisable to protect the cables with a heat protection hose and play it safe so that the machine continues to function perfectly. What do I have to consider? It is important to know your car. Especially when you want to tune it. If you carry out a tuning, you should be able to estimate where the most temperature is generated. Especially you should know where the temperature will be higher later due to the modifications. There it is advisable to use the cable protectors to protect them from damage. Safety comes first because the car has to offer optimal stability at high performance so that it does not become a danger.
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