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Old 08-25-2011, 21:55   #1 (permalink)
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Air intake leaks...

I bought my CV from a state motor pool 3 years ago and when I first got it I saw that they had recently serviced it with new oil/filter and it also had healthy trans fluid & antifreeze, a newer air filter,etc. It ran great and I've done little to it except for oil changes and a new fuel pump as I've only driven 12k miles in that time and it's been mostly highway. It now has 134k on the clock.

Today, I changed the air filter and cleaned the MAF sensor. I removed the plastic shroud that covers the manifold for access to the thermostat. I then noticed that one of the tubes that go into the rear of the intake duct was barely in there (the larger one that goes into the rear of the TB) and was loose enough to suck air. Also, I noticed the air cleaner housing was warped a little and there was a small gap that would let dirty air get past the filter (fixed that). It ran well before and got pretty good MPG but it now runs smoother...no surprise there.

Question: Since it had two places where dirty air has been getting sucked into the motor for (at least) the past 12k, is there anything recommended to help clean out the crud that may be in there?
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Old 08-28-2011, 16:53   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Air intake leaks...

Theres not much you can do at this point. The air just goes into the cylinders and gets burnt. It can cause wear on the cyl. walls but if you haven't been on anyreal dusty roads, it'd be negligable.
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Re: Air intake leaks...

a good gas mix or a midgrade
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Re: Air intake leaks...

Yeah, I rarely drive in dusty areas so I'm hoping the effect is minimal. At least I got it sealed up now but I'm kicking myself for not checking it better when I first got it. I'll probably add Gumout a little more often than before, for a while.

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Yeah, I rarely drive in dusty areas so I'm hoping the effect is minimal. At least I got it sealed up now but I'm kicking myself for not checking it Car accessories when I first got it. I'll probably add Gumout a little more often than before, for a while.

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Honestly I would just take what Sterling and Bert said and put it together. Your gonna have to avoid dusty roads as much as possible, I'm sure that won't be so tough. I've had this problem before and all I had to do is be very cautious. Best of luck mate.
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