Rat-chewed wire harness - CamaroZ28.Com Message Board

LT1 Based Engine Tech 1993-1997 LT1/LT4 Engine Related

Rat-chewed wire harness

Reply

 
Old 11-05-2018, 06:47 PM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 1
Rat-chewed wire harness

I have a 1997 30th Anniversary Z28 that was a infrequent driver and in the interim between start-and-drives I found the wires on the top of the LT1 chewed up. I am inquiring where I can find the actual part number for the harness and where would be the best place to get it from.
Thanx for any help.
Bill Carson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 08:11 PM
  #2  
Registered User
 
ray42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 33
Re: Rat-chewed wire harness

Originally Posted by Bill Carson View Post
I have a 1997 30th Anniversary Z28 that was a infrequent driver and in the interim between start-and-drives I found the wires on the top of the LT1 chewed up. I am inquiring where I can find the actual part number for the harness and where would be the best place to get it from.
Thanx for any help.
Bill,

I had good success for my 1994 Trans Am LT-1 with Painless. They ain't cheap, and one or two things needed a little work, but it was fairly straightforward. I have heard that some electrical wiring lately has insulation derived from soy-based materials, so the wiring is attractive and tasty to some varmints. You might want to check about that problem, first. If you have that stuff, maybe Painless can advise on what can be done. Rodent-chewed car wires are a big problem in Europe now. Anyway, this is the product I bought; the Painless folks can tell you better than I can.

https://www.painlessperformance.com/webcat/60502

.
ray42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2018, 06:12 PM
  #3  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 812
Re: Rat-chewed wire harness

OP

If you are handy with a solder iron and heat shrink....you can repair the harness. Depending on how much munching the rats did, it may be easier to remove that harness and repair it on the bench

You will want to use grey stripe split loom in the various sizes you will need and some good quality electrical tape

Painless wiring makes good stuff which is a option posted. If you "roll your own" on repairing it you will save some $
Chimera96 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2018, 09:07 PM
  #4  
Registered User
 
ray42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 33
Re: Rat-chewed wire harness

Bill,

Another option, if you can see ALL of the damage, is brush-on electrical insulation. You will need to spread the wires out, then paint on a coat or two with a small brush. If the metal conductor is damaged (not just the insulation), then you would need to add splices here and there. Protect it all with high-temp spiral-wrap sheathing, which may discourage the varmints, too.

Best wishes.
ray42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 11:33 PM
  #5  
Member
 
GaryDoug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida West Coast
Posts: 1,167
Re: Rat-chewed wire harness

After you get it fixed, here is a fix for the critters. Sprinkle a bit of Cayenne Pepper on top of the engine. Worked for me. And I drove the car almost every day.
GaryDoug is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
breakthelawinaz
Advanced Tech
25
06-14-2004 07:22 AM
BlackIce
LT1 Based Engine Tech
4
02-27-2004 06:20 PM
sleeperZragtop
Appearance
32
07-18-2003 04:56 PM
InjectedSS
LT1 Based Engine Tech
4
06-24-2003 02:56 AM
lovemy6spd
LT1 Based Engine Tech
6
04-23-2003 06:27 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Rat-chewed wire harness


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.