OE Accumulator/filter drier insulation from GMT800

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    If it's causing condensation there is heat transfer going on. You want the heat to be absorbed by the evaporator not the engine compartment. I can't see the exhaust being an issue from the standpoint of generating steam.
     
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    On my '95, the insulation is in 2 pieces (top and bottom). You clamp the accumulator in the metal clamp that bolts to the firewall before you put the insulation on. The insulation has factory cut outs that allow it slide over the pipes and mounting bracket. There is a plastic clamp that is about 1/2" wide and looks similar to a zip tie (except it is removable) that goes around the insulation to hold it on.
     
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    which rotted out for me... I looked at this setup again, I don't think I can easily trim the gmt800 insulation to go around the rear of the clamp and still have it lined up to use the holes for the lines... I am not too worried about it, I think having that insulation is better than not having it...
     
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    Good knowledge to have, thanks! I am not keen on the workings of AC... I generally take my AC issues to a shop and pay the money to have it cold... I will replace all the components if I am rebuilding the system, but as far as charging it... I just always trust someone else, lol.
     
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    Me too! I’m gonna try your lil trick, makes sense, if it didn’t need insulation they never would have put it on there. Plus since the drier does sweat, and it’s covered by insulation, the insulation will get wet and help to keep it cool. That wrap from Amazon seems high, I’m gonna go to Summit and check out their heat shields and wraps, I was looking at it one day but for something else, it was actually a lot less expensive I think


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    Yah, I was just familiar with DEI's products and liked the hook/loop installation in that tight spot. I checked prices and didn't see it a LOT cheaper anywhere else. I stick to Amazon when I can since they always take care of any problems that I have with orders.
     
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    You can also buy foam tape with an adhesive backing used to insulate pipes at Home Depot or Lowes. Just be a pain to get off. But I wouldn't worry about it either.
     
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    yah, I bought some. Still have the roll, lol. I am good with what I have now... I will just probably wrap my water heater lines or something just to use the adhesive wrap stuff.
     
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    Let us know how it works out for you and if you notice a difference.
     

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