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Re: [T3] Idling Too Fast

On 6/2/05, Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org> wrote:
> CORRECT FI intake manifold gaskets (NOT the metal beetle ones) installed? Are
> the surfaces there clean and smooth with no dirt trapped that would hold the
> sealing surfaces apart?

where do we get these?

> It is important that you tighten down both intake air runners and the intake
> air distributor ONLY after you have pushed all of them together in the big
> short rubber connection hoses that seal them together. If you bolt the IAD down
> tightly and then install the pipes you'll find that there is stress between
> those parts that tends to hold those hoses open so they can't seal. I see a LOT
> of engines with hose clamps on these, but those are completely unnecessary, and
> probably counterproductive, if they are assembled with some thoughtfulness.

i've done this wrong, thanks for the advise on assembly.

> One way to look for vacuum leaks is to take an UNLIT propane torch and spray
> propane gas around suspicious places. Put some tape around the air inlet holes
> in the torch tip and this will make the tip spray almost pure propane. For big
> leaks, sucking in pure propane instead of air should make the engine run
> differently whenever the gas is sprayed over the area where the air is leaking
> in.

can't you do the same with carb cleaner?  same concept and i can't
imagine the carb cleaner would do any harm.  only propane i got is on
my gas grill.  :)

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