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Denis

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Korrigan infested car
« on: 08 May 2006, 08:15 AM »
Hi fellows

I have a Korrigan infested car. What is a Korrigan ? it is an evil elf-like creature in Briton mythology. Brittany is also known as Bretagne in the extreme north west tip of France, just below Ireland, land of other such devilish thingies... Celtic horrors I say  >:( >:(

Why is this - unsatisfied with merely inflicting me with camshaft timing problems, ye olde "Von Humboldt" has decided to blow its bloody MAP-sensor antique thingy : the manifold absolute pressure doo-dad is dead : it no longer holds a vacuum !

What is the wisdom on replacing this ? what is a good source ? is used any good (since metal fatigue is the problem, any old one is nearing certain death) ? does anyone rebuild these ? and ultimately, if replacement exceeds 190€, it's time for MegaSquirt technology !!!

Putain de bagnole de mes deux  >:( >:(

Oh diesel, diesel, were art thou my love ?

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Re: Korrigan infested car
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2006, 05:15 PM »

Are you referring to the pressure sensor? Chances are that the metal diaphragm inside is rusted but a long shot would be to use a vacuum pump and try to break it free.There also should be 90 ohms of resistance between terminals 7 & 15 and 350 ohms between terminals 8 & 10. Test it without vacuum and with vacuum using a vacuum pump. Does the car that you got the fuel pump from still have it on it?

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Re: Korrigan infested car
« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2006, 12:10 AM »
That' right Nutz.

The sensor is electrically Ok but the little diaphragm must be cracked as the unit wont hold a vacuum at all.

Yes, the "other" car has one but how long will it last ? especially considering that its owner is looking for 100€, which I find steep for a part that is probably metal-fatigued like mine...**

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Re: Korrigan infested car
« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2006, 12:48 AM »

Seeing that it is bad,why don't you drill the pins out and inspect the inside.



Test the one on the parts car to be safe.

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Re: Korrigan infested car
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2006, 02:57 AM »
Best price I can find is 600€  :o

Actual list is 1206€ ...

Now sinc it appears that only a thing metal diaphragm is the culprit, is it not possible to have one constructed by expert metal workers ? A new membrane by an artisan is likely to last longer than a 100€ used one...

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Re: Korrigan infested car
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2006, 03:16 AM »

Call Bosch and see if you can just buy the diaphragm from them  ??? Or yeah,have a machine shop or whomever whip one up for you.