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Re:Re: help find vacuum leak?/stupid human tricks revisited
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>Date: Wed, 18 Jun 97 15:35:21 -0500
>From: Huw Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>What's the drill? Do you rely on sense of smell or hearing for this method?
>Hearing, I guess. The point is to cause the vacuum leak to suck in
>something that is fuel-like. Causes the engine to increase speed.
>So what you do is apply the stream of *unlit* propane, starting on a very
>low setting, to suspected/potential vacuum leak points. Allow enough time
>to let the propane clear between test areas. I guess if you don't find
>anything, turn up the propane flow a bit.
Oh my gosh! Ever since I read that I've had this hilarious image in my head of
some poor neophyte trying to find a vacumn leak using a *lit* propane torch,
and, before starting the fire that burns his car to a cinder, wonders why,
while playing the torch over his hoses, his engine seems to be running worse
Thanks for the laugh, Huw!
'88 Mazda 323 GTX