[V8] V8 Digest, Vol 23, Issue 3

Torrence Thomas (Mobile Office) tethomas at onlineaccesscards.com
Thu Sep 1 17:06:44 EDT 2005


As your new host, I do need photos...
Still trying to iron out my personal V8Q issues. BTW, nice site.

Also, I'm not sure if the 02 sensor is the same model/make as the one on 
the end. Share some part numbers and ideas.
If I'm going to replace all the hoses, (vac) then can you do a step 1, step 
2 etc until they're all done?


At 02:58 PM 9/1/2005, you wrote:
>Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 07:59:09 -0700
>From: "Jeremy Ward" <jward.v8 at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [V8] Ecu code, cats
>Hmmm.  I know the 4.2 has a different setup than the 3.6 and you have to do
>a 'trick' when you transplant one (but I don't know what that is...)  I
>believe the ABH uses an EGR setup, there the PT just has a charcoal
>canister.  Anyone care to comment?
>On the 3.6, you have 2 vacuum lines coming off of the throttle body; one
>big, one small.  They both go over and disappear under the coolant
>reservoir, into a frequency valve / diaphragm thingy (I am sure that is the
>technical term they use in the manual!)  The big goes into the end closest
>to the firewall, the small goes into the bottom of it.  There is an
>electrical connector (looks like a 2 or possibly a 3 wire hookup).  Lastly,
>there is a 3rd (same size as the large input) line that goes to the charcoal
>There is also a vacuum line coming off the rear of the engine that controls
>the climate control - specifically opens and closes vents with its vacuum
>power.  This one shouldn't have any thing to do with your issue, but if it
>is totally disconnected the dash vents work funny and the car also stumbles
>at idle.
>A few years back, I replaced all of the vacuum hoses and put hose clamps on
>both ends of each hose.  I think this set me back a whole ten bucks and made
>a big difference.  If you have a vacuum leak, then your mileage will be in
>the toilet, car will stumble on idle, and the ISV may throw a code because
>it can't keep up with the huge loss in vacuum.  You will also hear a
>distinct 'whistle' to let you know you have a vacuum leak. ;-)
>If you need pictures, let me know and I can shoot them tonight.

Torrence E. Thomas
Internet Access Cards, LLC
8121 Georgia Avenue
Suite 203
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-608-8954 x1 Voice
301-608-2214 Fax

More information about the V8 mailing list