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diesel engine buffs, whats this?

Discussion in 'TECH/MECH GENERAL' started by seanoo, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. seanoo

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    hi all , do any of you knowledgeable diesel buffs out there know what the part is below? the engine is my 2007 sprinter 316 5 cyl . the part is attached to the bottom of the airbox and has a rubber tube going to the turbo . i took as good a photo as i can but it is in a really hard place to get at. when i turn the engine off this little thing makes a sort of buzzing sound for about 15 seconds , not too loud but i had the bonnet up at the time and noticed it. doesnt seem to make any difference to engine while driving and no lights on the dash. any ideas ? regards sean

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    Vacuum pipe for the (turbo) boost control solenoid. If you ever have random cut outs, or boost problems, look for this pipe as it is known to fail.
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    'ere!:cry: ee's gor a red bottle opener in 'is engine bay:Doh:

    Secret Drinker???:RollEyes:
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    DIPSTICK!
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    That's a bit harsh:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    keep your eye open for the 710 cap. this could be upside down.:thumb:
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    Is it the curcumnockulator:Rofl1:
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    Vacuum pipes Suck........:Laughing:
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    cheers guys, i have found a very small pinhole in a vacuum pipe under the airbox and when i turn off the engine the noise is it pulling in a little bit of air. doesnt seem to affect performance at the moment so will get it fixed asap. cheers again :Smile:
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    looks like the vacumn pipe to the servo to me goes to the round black cylindical bit behind the master cylinder?

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