Finding Engine Vacuum Leaks With A Cigar
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can find
engine vacuum leaks in your vehicle using cigar smoke. It really works as
well as a thousand dollar smoke machine. And, If you like my car help, be
sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on
YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
How To: Make a boost leak detector
I will show you how to make a quick easy and cheap Boost leak detector.
Perform all work at your own risk. Always take appropriate safety
Boost Leak Testing 201: Using the tool.
This is the second part of the Boost
leak testing series. In this video, several examples of possible leaks you
might find are exhibited, as well as suggested fixes. Hopefully this video
helps turbo cars around the world to be
healthier and more powerful.
Audi TT boost leak testing
Looking for Boost leaks on Audi TT
1.8T 225, APX engine
An empty tin with compressor hose attached is blowing air in to the TIP
hose to fill the system (no more than 20 psi) then listening for leaks.
Keep the oil cap off and clamp the pcv hose shown in the vid. pcv hose
leaks shown are very common on older TT's
How To Make A Boost Leak Tester
I figured with the last video there needed more to be done. I hope this
helps to find those pesky leaks you cant always see.
Boost Leak Testing 101: Building the tool.
If your intake isn't sealed up and completely air-tight, then your turbo is working harder to produce fewer
results. This is a tool used to verify the integrity of the intake, and to
find trouble spots that need attention.
When your turbo is busting its fins to
compress air, why not make all that air go where it belongs... with more
fuel... to make more boom.
This version of the tester with clamp-style tire valve stems in the cap is
ideal because after you have the intake charge (from an unregulated
source), the schrader valve allows you to disconnect the air hose you're
charging it (silencing the hiss of it) so you can hear where small pesky
leaks might be hiding. Testers without the clamp valve are a waste of
The parts list is available here:
Boost leaks can cause idle problems,
misfires, backfiires, squeaks, quacks, honks, or even seem like nothing at
all is wrong except your time slip is a second off at the track.
Everywhere one part of anything bolts to another on the intake, it's an
opportunity for Boost leaks. I've
blown Intercoolers apart.
Not the couplers, the end tanks. Ever wondered what PSI the wastegate
actuator's really opening at from standing over it in the engine bay?
Build this tool.
Until you've verified this on your equipment, you have no idea.... Every
car I've ever tested has Boost-leaked out the Yen-Yang.
Boost Leak Testing 202: Hair Spray 1080HD
Why do I know about this?
I'm tired of being the one knowing all the weird crap. If everyone knows
it, it won't be weird anymore. It will be commonplace. By the time I'm
done sealing up all of my own Boost
leaks, all of you will also be experts as well. I'm sure most of you would
teach me something, too... but you subscribed, so here it comes...
something I learned in my travels...
Also, thanks Ilya M. I've only heard about it twice in my life. It worked
great for the one time I've ever needed it, and I'm a huge fan.
Diesel VGT Turbo Cleaning & Assembly
Diesel VGT turbo Cleaning & Assembly
Amazon Printed Books
Amazon Kindle Edition
In this second part of our variable geometry turbochargers rebuilding videos, we cover cleaning
the actuator ring, case and entire mechanism. Then we delve into the
assembly procedure and what fluids to use and not to use. Variable geometry
turbo or VGT reconstruction is a
difficult and involved job. Get some insight on the general procedure here
and be ahead of the pack.
Presented using advanced software CG animation technology to help you
understand. Part of our Automotive Technology Diesel and electronic series
shown here on this channel. Enjoy...
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