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Re:Re: help find vacuum leak?/stupid human tricks revisited

>Date: Wed, 18 Jun 97 15:35:21 -0500
>From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
>>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.
>Huw Powell

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 
and worse. 

Thanks for the laugh, Huw!

Frank M. 
'89 100Q
'88 Mazda 323 GTX