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1995 Ford Mustang GT Question: Vacuum Leak and gutless

 

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Blakehess, Fallon, NV, January 24, 2014, 07:20
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I have a vacuum leak coming from the back of the intake but not from the pcv or were the hoses for the pcv connect to the back of upper intake manifold but almost as if it were coming closer to the bell housing bolts but it seems like it is coming further down in that general area. Timing is on and it idles but about two or three mins of idling in park it jumps from 500rpm to 700rpm stays constant to around three to four mins then will drop back down to normal idle (500rpm) not sure what i got going on.

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    pushrod January 24, 2014, 08:49
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    One vehicle at a time there Rookie. You will learn that is the only way to do this kind of work!! That is the best advice i can give you here! BTW, a smoke machine is handy for finding all kinds of leaks, safer than spraying flammables on the engine too. Get youself a job at a shop with an old pro and look/listen at/to what he shows/tells you for about 10 years and then you might become a pretty good apprentice! I takes years of busting knuckles to be any good at this kind of work. Have you thought about going back to school and get serious about a career in future automotive technology? Be a damn good way to go, going to be some money to be made as vehicles become harder to work on and technicians become harder to find!! You are 20 years old, perfect age for it. Think about it. Dont be like most people and think about it 30 years from now!! Then say, if i had just...........Good luck, keep at it!!

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    Blakehess, January 25, 2014, 18:51
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    Ha well they are both my own vehicles and the mustang i have completly re done motor swapped tranny to the interior from another car. Yeah during high school i took 3 yrs of auto and liked it. I started turning wrenches when i was 14 when i got my first bike and started to race motor cross became a habbit after every race doing top ends on a bike. When i graduated in 2011 i went school nd got my cdl and for the past 2 yrs drove truck until the company i was working for switched insurance and the ne insurance company would excepte me cause of my age granted i drove for the theplace i was working for for 2 yrs so that really sucked but in the mean time i figured id pick up a wrench again and see if i really wanted to be a mechanic like i did when i was in high school. I have and i am waiting to gather up some money and get me some put away for a place and some extra for school and this august i planned on goinbg to a local collage in Reno NV TMCC and start in on Heavy Meachinery Its always had my intrest at peak from running tractors to driving truck i love it so why not purse it and learn to work on them. So in august i start schooling for it. In the mean time keep learning as much as i can on top of the little bit of knowledge i have gathered from school and a few guys at the shops where i live now. Its a small town so everyone knows everyone. So when i am in doubt i usally go down and ask them or go down hang out watch learn and help in anyway i can to learn some more. Id rather turn wrenches then sit at a desk all day or run a shovel in the cold. But if you have any pointers on my car that would be cool.

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