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Author Topic: No boost  (Read 306 times)

Offline Muggins

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No boost
« on: April 10, 2021, 10:17:31 AM »
I’d got quite used to driving with low power, down to first on some hills, no overtaking and causing delay an frustration to everyone behind.
I don’t understand why a crippling malfunction doesn’t generate a code by the way.
Anyway I had a front wheel come loose, it only had four wheel bolts a legacy from the Portuguese gypsies who sold it to me. While the wheel was off I noticed the turbo vacuum line was resting on the driveshaft coupling.
Considering the whole area is soaked in oil from numerous leaks and the contact can only be light I was amazed to find it had worn a hole in the line.
I mean how long must that have taken? A decade I reckon.
Performance is of course transformed, but so is fuel consumption. I think I preferred it as it was.

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Re: No boost
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2021, 10:49:14 PM »
There are two quite small retaining clips 6-8" apart on the back of the hard plastic vertical air intake pipe, quite hard to get to but they do keep the vacuum pipe from fouling the driveshaft.

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Re: No boost
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 02:49:53 PM »
Probably nowhere near as long as you might think! It's a rigid plastic and won't be super thick either, couple that with a hard surface on a fixed point and the oscillations that occur will wear through fairly quickly.

Its a double edged sword really, the 1.9 isn't picky and rarely throws an error code even when sometimes it would be better if it did! :)
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