BTDT! A friend at Valdosta Foreign Parts pointed the problem out to me
originally. He made me a deal on a brand spankin' new one. We put it on
and the first thing it did was collapse. The only thing we could come up
with was to insert a spring (like in radiator hoses). I haven't done
that - mainly because I'm a firm believer in solving the problem, not
curing the symptom. I usually see 22 MPG around town and 25 MPG on trips
(75 MPH). This seems low - and I think my rubber duckie could be one of
the reasons. Also, (boy this is gonna sound "duh") lately I hear a
mighty powerful sucking sound in my intake manifold, just after the
throttle. This is very normal, right? Air moving through the thing and
I just haven't noticed it before? Or is this the $$$ sucking culprit
Bruce was discussing?
Jeremy R. King
1986 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart
On Wed, 15 Nov 1995, Bruce Bell wrote:
> At 07:16 PM 11/14/95 -0600, you wrote:
> >Anybody know why the duck-neck shaped hose that goes from the Idle
> >Stabilizer valve to the intake manifold stays collapsed during idle?
> >Mine is obviously NA 10V I5. I don't know if this is all different from
> >the Audi's. Whenever I gas it, the hose will open up. But there's an
> >aweful good suction collapsing that thing. My idle is fine - is there
> >something wrong with the valve (I think I might have the wrong one on
> >there anyway, but I didn't the thing would idle smoothly if it weren't
> Listen closely and you will no doubt hear air sucking money out of your
> wallet. I think it's time to replace the little rubber duckie :) Mine did
> the same thing (4000CSQ), Audi Parts was closed on that Sat. so I wnt to VW
> and bought one for the GL5. - Same part and probably same $$$$ - about 35 as
> I recall - been 2 years.
> PS I tried to patch the thing but it kept collapsing.
> Bruce Bell