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Re: vacuum leak

-- [ From: human * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

>With the engine running, play an *unlit* propane torch around the vacuum
>hoses.  The leak(s) will suck propane into the manifold and cause a surge.

Ouch! That sounds scary. The Human's idea is great, but I would suggest the 
opposite approach. I once read about using the same method, only with a gas,
that  would stumble the engine. Unfortunately I don't remember what type of
gas. One of  the nobel gases, perhaps. May be He? Any chemists on the list
care to comment?

more human comment> sounds great if such a product exists.  Propane method
is so easy though, most people have access to it.  

safety tips... 
DON'T do it indoors. 
Absolutely wear EYE PROTECTION
Start with as little propane flow as possible, set a time limit before
backing off and letting the air clear - like 2 or 3 minutes, before upping
the dosage if necessary.
Wear heavy non-synthetic clothing, gloves.
And, need I say, NO SMOKING!

Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm just not scared enough of some things?   I'm
actually looking forward to doing this, Sunday probably.

Huw out