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Old 06-04-2018, 09:35 AM   #1
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If it ainít broke, break it!

Sad but true. Looking for a small vacuum leak I discovered that my vacuum reservoir was toast. No problem, says I. Iíll just swap in a new one. So I button it back up figuring Iíll drive it as is until I can get the part, it does run fine actually. So I closed her up, turned the key and, you guessed it, it wonít even run! Popping and backfiring and dies immediately! Oh Fu-darn, says I. Major leak now, I guess. So, I guess that the best way to proceed is to remove the intake manifold to verify all the tubes, switches and oil filler tube. Any guiding lights?

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Old 06-04-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
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So far, broken aos tube, faulty black and white check valve, cracked (probably) vacuum reservoir...
Well, I guess that could explain some shyte.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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I know that making videos must be a real pain but have enjoyed your upgrade "journey" immensely. Ever thought about continuing your videos as you plow your way through this latest set of problems? Good luck...
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I think that we all feel your pain. I always factor at least one self-damaged part into every job that I do!
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:18 PM   #5
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I know that making videos must be a real pain but have enjoyed your upgrade "journey" immensely. Ever thought about continuing your videos as you plow your way through this latest set of problems? Good luck...
Thanks! Yeah, Iíll try to cobble something together if it would be of some help to people. It just may need some extreme editing so you wonít have to suffer through 10 minutes of carefully chosen expletives!
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:53 PM   #6
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I think that we all feel your pain. I always factor at least one self-damaged part into every job that I do!
My wife always makes fun of me because whenever I do any kind of repair, there is always some kind of collateral damage.. :-(
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:30 PM   #7
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My wife always makes fun of me because whenever I do any kind of repair, there is always some kind of collateral damage.. :-(
Sometimes Iím afraid to do things because of the collateral damage. My headers took 6 months before I had the courage to handle broken bolts that never came.

Iíd love to see a video of the manifolds coming off as I intend to change all the vacuum lines eventually.

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