I've seen the use of propane as a trouble-shooting aid for leaks many
times. The theory is that Propane is combustible while air is not. If
there is an air vacuum leak, the propane will be sucked in instead and will
immediately cause the engine to run more smoothly / faster idle.
At 11:32 AM 1/5/99 -0800, Gauthier, Dave wrote:
>I remember seeing this recommendation in an Automotive trouble-shooting
>text. I thought the author was nuts too. I bought the book used and there
>were no burnt pages . . .
>Perhaps the idea is to cause a fire and cease all future Lucas problems.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gregory Petrolati [SMTP:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 6:47 AM
>> To: Arthur H. Smith
>> Cc: triumphs
>> Subject: Re: what???
>> On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Arthur H. Smith wrote:
>> > something else from the Jag list................
>> > OK but then some one in this list said to find a vacuum leak "or one can
>> > use an unlit propane torch,".
>> > excuse me while I go sit way, way, way, waaaaaaayyyyyy over there. "r
>> > u
>> > nutz?????????"
>> Heres the advt... FOR SALE Jaguar XJ-6 low mileage solid car. Engine
>> compartment slightly scorched, minor body and fire damage...
>> owner recently deceased... Call 555-7254
>> I thought them jag owners was more intelligent than us TR farmers
>> firstname.lastname@example.org 1962 TR4 (CT4852L)
>> "That's not a leak... My car is just marking its territory!"
>> Greg Petrolati, Champaign, Illinois
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