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Originally Posted by Alan L View Post
Not very well - have plugged all the do-able leaks.
But still cannot hold a static test pressure. Those leaks are not really fix-able; leaks at the idle screw, butterfly shaft - neither of which are O ring sealed, and at the aluminium Y piece that pushes into the inlet manifold block. I say pushes in, because that is all it is - a piece of Al tube pushed into the manifold.
Have tried to seal it - don't know how sucessful yet. The injector blocks are well sealed now. Hopefully I have all the big leaks, but it seems impossible to deal to some of the smaller ones.
But it must be better than it was. Will find out soon.
In the next week or two, I think I'm actually going to get to drive the thing.
Yeah. It's the big leaks that mess up the engine. Turbocharger has ample air capacity so small leaks (around butterfly shaft etc.) are manegable but if they add up you will have noticeable power loss. Which Y-piece are we taling about btw? A drop of epoxy around edges can probably seal it well.

I'm sure you'll feel great difference once you start driving the car!
Thank you for your time,
Old 04-29-2008, 06:58 AM
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