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Old 01-23-2013, 11:27 AM
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Poking around in the engine bay of my 2006 Gallardo this afternoon, and noticed that the insulation has come off the part as shown in the photo.

What is it ?

The engine runs perfectly, but do I need to replace the component ?

Is it an easy job ?

Also the engine is a bit grubby . How do you folks clean yours with the limited access there is ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:33 PM
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Is it just heat resistant electrical tape? If so just go to your hardware store and look for some heat resistant electrical tape and make sure it's rated for extremely high temps. If the wires are fine then you should be good, I don't know that I would drive it like that just for risk of damaging the wires. I had a similar situatio last summer with my Mustang and just taped it up with new electrical tape and havent had a problem. Also as per my siggy i don't own a gallardo so if this is something completely different then disregard the post.
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get some heat shrink tubing. Splice it then heat it up.
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That, dear sir, is the wiring for a fuel injector. It seems like there might have been a prior repair in that area. Those pink things kinda look like either thick heat shrink tubing or crimp connectors.

That whole connector can easily be taken off (if need be) the injector and, like said earlier, easily retaped.


To clean the engine compartment, I use regular old soap and water (low pressure) to wash my engine compartment. I like to spray a thin oil on any electrical connector I see, to keep the plastic supple and to disperse water in that area.
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That, dear sir, is the wiring for a fuel injector. It seems like there might have been a prior repair in that area. Those pink things kinda look like either thick heat shrink tubing or crimp connectors.

That whole connector can easily be taken off (if need be) the injector and, like said earlier, easily retaped.


To clean the engine compartment, I use regular old soap and water (low pressure) to wash my engine compartment. I like to spray a thin oil on any electrical connector I see, to keep the plastic supple and to disperse water in that area.
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Looks like someone did a hack job of splicing, and did not even bother to retape....
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Thank you for your replies.

I'll have ago at re-taping it in situe as the wires look to me to be a little brittle.
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