Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 04:24:21 GMT
From: Ywan Mason <ymasonnopsamsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Vaccum Problems with brakes and turbo?


The needle shouldn't go all the way to the left unless you are closed throttle decelerating from high rpm. It may not reach the bottom then. When you turn the car off, there is no intake vacuum so, the needle should read at the line between the white and yellow, atmospheric pressure. Under idle, it normally sits about half of the white area or a bit less. For the near stall check your turbo bypass valve. See http://www.townsendimports.com/turbo_folder/hootervalve.htm You might also try http://www.townsendimports.com/tuneup_folder/adj_basic_idle_lh2.1.html For the fluctuating brake fluid level, that will depend on the ABS. If you pump the brakes with the key off, the level will rise as you relieve accumulator pressure. If you keep your foot on the brake pedal after shutting off the car, the level may change. Nothing to worry about as long as the level doesn't go below minimum or the ANTILOCK and BRAKE FLUID lights don't go out after a minute after start up. The automatic 88 9000s weren't ever known for their take off, they may have been the worst of the bunch. This was a common complaint even when they were new. A proper tune can help, but there's not much to be done for their gearing ratios and turbo lag. As you say, they do well after they are up to speed. Good Luck Ywan Mason

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