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      10-23-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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So I've replaced the following but I still see vacuum pressure dropping in front of my eyes when I turn engine off. My gauge is tapped in to the hose that leads to the exhaust flap. I removed the line going to exhaust and plugged in my meter. Here's what I've replaced.
1-both boost solenoids
2-all vacuum hose from hard pipe to SOLENOIDS and wastegates.
3-grommet in brake booster
4-hard line with valve that goes into the grommet.
5-all the rubber rings in hard pipe connections.
So at idle I'm at 25-26"Hg but after I turn car off it just drops and drops. After 3 minutes I'm at 15"Hg. Any ideas or does the system not hold all vacuum reliably with engine off.
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Check your brake booster with a vacuum pump. If it holds and doesn't lose vacuum it could be a wg actuator. I'm not 100% sure it should maintain vacuum but I would think it would.
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Check your brake booster with a vacuum pump. If it holds and doesn't lose vacuum it could be a wg actuator. I'm not 100% sure it should maintain vacuum but I would think it would.
I actually replaced my turbos and actuators too. Forgot to list that.
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I know it's not the actuators. I replaced them 2 months ago. I also tried removing the vac lines from the top of canisters and jumpered them together with a piece of vac line. This takes the solenoids and wastegates out of the equation. It still drops though.
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I know it's not the actuators. I replaced them 2 months ago. I also tried removing the vac lines from the top of canisters and jumpered them together with a piece of vac line. This takes the solenoids and wastegates out of the equation. It still drops though.
Brake booster diaphragm?
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I know it's not the actuators. I replaced them 2 months ago. I also tried removing the vac lines from the top of canisters and jumpered them together with a piece of vac line. This takes the solenoids and wastegates out of the equation. It still drops though.
Brake booster diaphragm?
Good lead! Thanx!
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I know it's not the actuators. I replaced them 2 months ago. I also tried removing the vac lines from the top of canisters and jumpered them together with a piece of vac line. This takes the solenoids and wastegates out of the equation. It still drops though.
Brake booster diaphragm?
Good lead! Thanx!
Please post your findings!
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I know it's not the actuators. I replaced them 2 months ago. I also tried removing the vac lines from the top of canisters and jumpered them together with a piece of vac line. This takes the solenoids and wastegates out of the equation. It still drops though.
Brake booster diaphragm?
Good lead! Thanx!
Please post your findings!
Will do, check back tomorrow and I'll have found out.
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