Originally Posted by carringb
I usually use bare crimp connectors (and the proper crimp tool... not the $3 "universal" crimp tool) inside of a good adhesive lined heat shrink. I use clear so I can see that the the adhesive flowed properly. Split loom is good for holding wires together and abrasion resistance, but it doesn't do anything for weatherproofing.
Soldering may not be best for a wire which will flex, that's why I like crimp connections and heat-shrink. But since you already soldered it, might as well give it a go! For wiring I can't heat-shrink, I use self-adhesive silicone tape.
I agree, but with this size wire the soldered part is about the same size as a crimp, and I've found the stress on the ends of the crimp is a problem in the same way the inflexible solder joint is. And I use the split loom conduit as sort of a "walking cast" for the wire. The ABS wire is clamped on the brake line anyway.
And I meant to ask about split loom shrink tube (not conduit), since I only spliced one wire, so I can't use regular shrink tube over both sets, although I got a bit over the one wire. I'll probably use some liquid electrical tape, and then that self-adhesive silicone tape. There is such a thing as heat shrink tape, but it seems to require considerable heat and I'm not sure it's an improvement over regular electrical tape or the liquid solutions, or silicone tape.