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Old 11-27-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
William Wixon
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plumbing a vacuum wolf whistle

hi, i was wondering if there was anyone here who knows about this stuff who
i could ask about plumbing a vacuum actuated "wolf whistle" to a brand new
2005 3.0 Ford Ranger. i'm concerned that with all the computer controls a
intermittent vacuum "leak" would weak havoc with the computer. i guess i
was figuring on somehow (maybe tapping a hole) tapping directly into the
intake manifold. or, maybe if i could, most likely easier, tap into some
other strong local (local to the intake manifold) vacuum source.

b.w.


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Old 11-28-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: plumbing a vacuum wolf whistle

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:23:58 GMT, "William Wixon"
<wwixon@frontiernet.net> wrote:

>hi, i was wondering if there was anyone here who knows about this stuff who
>i could ask about plumbing a vacuum actuated "wolf whistle" to a brand new
>2005 3.0 Ford Ranger. i'm concerned that with all the computer controls a
>intermittent vacuum "leak" would weak havoc with the computer. i guess i
>was figuring on somehow (maybe tapping a hole) tapping directly into the
>intake manifold. or, maybe if i could, most likely easier, tap into some
>other strong local (local to the intake manifold) vacuum source.


The likelyhood of a vacuum leak on a new vehicle is pretty slim. Why
bother with it at all? Just drive it or if you really need to see the
vacuum condition, buy a vacuum gauge...


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Old 11-30-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: plumbing a vacuum wolf whistle


"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote in
message news:sp6mo1h93iep1oaqg2tr0q98vdl3efb992@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:23:58 GMT, "William Wixon"
> <wwixon@frontiernet.net> wrote:
>
>>hi, i was wondering if there was anyone here who knows about this stuff
>>who
>>i could ask about plumbing a vacuum actuated "wolf whistle" to a brand new
>>2005 3.0 Ford Ranger. i'm concerned that with all the computer controls a
>>intermittent vacuum "leak" would weak havoc with the computer. i guess i
>>was figuring on somehow (maybe tapping a hole) tapping directly into the
>>intake manifold. or, maybe if i could, most likely easier, tap into some
>>other strong local (local to the intake manifold) vacuum source.

>
> The likelyhood of a vacuum leak on a new vehicle is pretty slim. Why
> bother with it at all? Just drive it or if you really need to see the
> vacuum condition, buy a vacuum gauge...
>
>

Sorry - Don't know the answer but at least I read the question!
SamB


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Old 11-30-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
Jimbo
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Re: plumbing a vacuum wolf whistle

If you were planning on tapping a hole, I would think you could try it
out and just put a screw in the hole if it started acting strangely.
Maybe someone could speak to the computer side of things. I would
think the computer would compensate for a vacuum leak but you really
wouldn't have to worry about it screwing with the computer as much as
the engine by the computer making it over compensate.

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Old 12-01-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
William Wixon
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Re: plumbing a vacuum wolf whistle


"SamB" <sbeavin@verizon.net> wrote in message
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>
> "The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote in
> message news:sp6mo1h93iep1oaqg2tr0q98vdl3efb992@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:23:58 GMT, "William Wixon"
>> <wwixon@frontiernet.net> wrote:
>>
>>>hi, i was wondering if there was anyone here who knows about this stuff
>>>who
>>>i could ask about plumbing a vacuum actuated "wolf whistle" to a brand
>>>new
>>>2005 3.0 Ford Ranger. i'm concerned that with all the computer controls
>>>a
>>>intermittent vacuum "leak" would weak havoc with the computer. i guess i
>>>was figuring on somehow (maybe tapping a hole) tapping directly into the
>>>intake manifold. or, maybe if i could, most likely easier, tap into some
>>>other strong local (local to the intake manifold) vacuum source.

>>
>> The likelyhood of a vacuum leak on a new vehicle is pretty slim. Why
>> bother with it at all? Just drive it or if you really need to see the
>> vacuum condition, buy a vacuum gauge...
>>
>>

> Sorry - Don't know the answer but at least I read the question!
> SamB
>


well, thanks Sam, that's something! :-)

b.w.



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Old 12-01-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
pete
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Re: plumbing a vacuum wolf whistle

I guess the question is how big a leak does the whistle cause? Everytime you
activated the whistle the computer would see a lean condition and try to
compensate i.e.. add fuel by opening the injectors. Then when you turned off
the whistle the computer would see a rich condition and again try to
compensate by closing the injectors. A big leak would cause a bigger lean
condition and bigger swing between lean and rich. This could throw a code it
could reduce the life of the catalytic converter. It all depends on how much
and how often.


"William Wixon" <wwixon@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
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> hi, i was wondering if there was anyone here who knows about this stuff
> who i could ask about plumbing a vacuum actuated "wolf whistle" to a brand
> new 2005 3.0 Ford Ranger. i'm concerned that with all the computer
> controls a intermittent vacuum "leak" would weak havoc with the computer.
> i guess i was figuring on somehow (maybe tapping a hole) tapping directly
> into the intake manifold. or, maybe if i could, most likely easier, tap
> into some other strong local (local to the intake manifold) vacuum source.
>
> b.w.
>



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