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    Wiring fixing

    Hi. This question has probably been asked so many times before but can i cable tie the wiring loom for the IVA test. Or do they frown upon that ?

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    Personally I wouldn’t cable tie the loom straight to the chassis, over time the vibration will wear it through.

    You can use cable ties but they need to be fixed to self adhesive saddles which, if outside the cockpit, also need to be pop riveted to the chassis.

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    Thanks for that

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    I'd suggest stainless steel rubber edged P clips bolted rather than riveted.

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    On long runs to the Back of the car, I used a length of hose pipe, and large P clips, it keeps it tidy, and protected, but make sure the ends if exposed, are sealed.
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    I think fixing the loom to the chassis with tie wraps is standard on the Sumo. I didnt when I bought mine, as i didnt like look of it. But I can't see a reason why it would not pass IVA.
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    My Sumo failed at IVA, tie wrapping the loom direct to the chassis (in my case) didn't give enough positive location and the loom was able to move when pulled up and down the chassis rail under the tie wrap.

    IVA tester through there was a risk of chaffing/wearing through the insulation over time and failed me.
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    - ah, I should have added - ffit the loom into convoluted tube, that would get round that problem.
    However, as others have said, aand as I did when I had my Sumo, I fitted convoluted tube amd fixed with P clips fixed with self-tappers/rivets
    - its a much more professional solution, but takes longer to achieve.
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    Thanks, I think I'm going to use an assortment of p clips and possibly some form of sheathing

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    I was instructed to use conveluted tubing on all wiring on my Sumo, then fixed in place with rubber insulated 'p' clips to chassis or other fixture point.
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