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Old 10-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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Fog machine as a smoke tester.


I was considering doing a smoke test to find a vaccum leak. Can I use a party fog machine? Has anyone done anything like this before or does anyone has any suggestions?

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First off what kind of car are you dealing with? Why do you think that you have a vacuum leak?

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It is 1999 Ford Contour LX with P0171. The car is running ok.
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:37 AM   #4
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lean bank 1. Assuming this is a 4cylinder. If so I would check the gummyness of the pcv hose. If this is a v6 I would check to see if the imrc is working correctly.IMRC= intake manifold runner control. Lots of times also the little white clips that hold in the rods brake and fall out. You could also clean the mass air meter.
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Thanks BryantS. It's 4 cyl. I cleaned the MAF sensor. I can't find PCV and EGR valve.

Please check this picture and let me know if you recognizes the parts. Thanks again.

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I can't remember off the top of my head where the valve is but under your hood you should have a vacuum diagram and it should tell you there. I would have told you that it wraps around under the t-stat but it doesn't look like it does on the contours. I have a 2000 zx2 with the same motor but mine is under the front right corner under or beside the exhaust manifold.
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I can't find.
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I am suspecting right behind the throttle body on the intake manifold.

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