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I knew that blowing into it does nothing and sucking on it (that doesn't sound good ) retards it. I figured that out when I dismantled it to clean and lube it. I was just curious if the only reason is for the vacuum retard was for emission control or if there is a mechanical need for the retardation. My understanding is that while not in boost (vacuum on the canister is overpowering the springs in the dizzy) the timing is held in retard by the canister and when boost develops there is no longer a vacuum to hold the springs so due to their natural tension they return to their normal advanced postion. Is this correct?

1979 RoW 930
1999 BMW Z3

Originally posted by randywebb
It is the people who have some kind of psychological problem and use the car (or some hierarchy they set up involving the cars) to try to elevate their personal sense of self-worth that irks me. I feel sorry for them of course, but they are difficult to put up with.

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