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The Aircon pipe on the 1.8 which runs across the front edge of the engine bay is protected by a sort of black heat wrap which wears away and leaves a mix of cream and black shield - http://forums.mg-rover.org/dto_showcase.php?do=preview&g=1422#

I assume this is there to do a specific job of stopping heat getting to the pipes.

As the pipes go around the corner and back up the driver side of the bay they are not protected

Should these be protected also ? after an hours drive the other day I was checking the engine bay and they were pretty warm to the touch...

I have seen some heat shield wrap on the fleabay :-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2M-THERMAL-RE...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19bde146b4

Just really want to know :-

1. Can or should you heat protect as much of the aircon pipe as you can ?
2. Is there a reason the pipes are not protected in that area of the engine bay
 

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speed shield

Found a company that does something called Speed shield in 1.2 metre lengths for various diameters...

Orders 2 pieces for the 2 aircond pipes and will put up pictures when fitted.
 

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Only those areas which may absorb radiant heat from the engine/radiator should be sheilded. The high pressure circuit (smaller bore pipe) will get warm, but it shouldn't get too hot to touch. If it does, the system is being overworked and requires a refill.

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The Aircon pipe on the 1.8 which runs across the front edge of the engine bay is protected by a sort of black heat wrap which wears away and leaves a mix of cream and black shield - http://forums.mg-rover.org/dto_showcase.php?do=preview&g=1422#

I assume this is there to do a specific job of stopping heat getting to the pipes.

As the pipes go around the corner and back up the driver side of the bay they are not protected

Should these be protected also ? after an hours drive the other day I was checking the engine bay and they were pretty warm to the touch...

I have seen some heat shield wrap on the fleabay :-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2M-THERMAL-RE...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19bde146b4

Just really want to know :-

1. Can or should you heat protect as much of the aircon pipe as you can ?
2. Is there a reason the pipes are not protected in that area of the engine bay
Some of the pipe is bare to give off heat.
 
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