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Waste of time. Air can already leak through the thermostat. Thermostats are baffles, not seals. The difference is a seal prevents all flow, a baffle only prevents significant flow. Baffles are used when the same fluid is on both sides and when a small amount of leakage is tolerable.


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symptoms: LTFT -15% at @ idle and about 0% on next minimal TPS reading. What is going on: your injection ecu is reading rich condition and reducing fuel injected when fuel system is in closed loop hypothesis Makes me thinks of a tiny leak when injector not closing well/cloged, injector leaking a tiny amount of fuel => when rev up RPM leak amount become ...


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A 40% slope is well beyond what you will find on nearly any actual street in the world. But assuming you did find such a place to park and if your oil pan was designed such that such a slope would put the oil in contact with the gasket, would that be harmful? Well, considering that under normal operating conditions there is nearly always oil in contact with ...


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Yes, you can drill a small hole in your thermostat if you're bothered that you won't be able to bleed the system without it and no, it won't make any appreciable difference to the operation of the system If you think about it, the effect of turning your car heater on will have a greater cooling effect on the engine than allowing a 1 mm wide low velocity ...


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We don't do price/shopping questions here. To get an idea if $525 is a reasonable cost for replacement, ask another mechanic or another dealer in your area. Did you see the "check engine" light illuminated, or has it merely been reported by the dealer? Erratic or incorrect fuel pressure would certainly trigger the "check engine" light, ...


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The Bosch Kugelfischer (I'll use "BK" for short going forward) mechanical plunger injection pumps for petrol engines were used across a variety of makes/models of vehicles from the late 60's into the mid-80's. They were derived from the diesel pumps as you suggested. A couple of vehicles which use the BK pump was the BMW 2002Tii and 2002 Turbo. ...


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