locating those intake manifold or other vacuum leaks



locating those intake manifold or other vacuum leaks

Postby grumpyvette » November 28th, 2008, 10:39 am

locating those intake manifold or other vacuum leaks

yeah the way I find vacuum leaks on carb OR MPFI intake manifolds is clean and easy with no mess. get a propane torch,or you can use your oxy-acetylene welding torch if you have one, (DON,T TURN THE OXY tank/or valve ON)

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(DON'T LIGHT IT) just SLIGHTLY open the valve so its allowing gas to flow at a low volume,start the engine and let it idle at the lowest speed you can then place the tip of the UNLIT torch at any suspected vacuum leak and listen for the rpms to increase and watch the tach, gas flowing into a vacuum leak will increase engine speed.
look for loose or missing vacuum hoses, cracked or broken power brake connections, emissions system hoses that are loose, vacuum connections to the trans or ignition, loose connectors missing or loose bolts cracked hoses missing accessory connections etc.
naturally this only locates leaks to the outside, and its possible for the intake to suck air from the lifter gallery, so that also needs to be checked if everything else seems to be ok.

read these, theres a good deal of useful info in the links
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=464

http://www.centuryperformance.com/tunin ... g-148.html

http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/186.cfm

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=1877&p=4938#p4938

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=383

http://www.corvette-101.com/
(info on left border)

heres a couple darn good links you need to read thru, lets have some additional info or comments and questions??
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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