[Healeys] A bit of tuning advice

Oudesluys coudesluijs at chello.nl
Wed Jun 30 11:44:50 MDT 2010

What professionals use is a small propane torch the size of a cigarette 
lighter, not a "f..." acetylene or propane welders torch.
WD40 is rather safe if you use it sparingly, do not douse the engine 
with it. The propellant is probably butane or propane, the fluid itself 
will not explode in your face.
Kees Oudesluijs

Richard Ewald wrote:
> That is actually how is it supposed to be done.  Professional 
> mechanics use a tool that screws on top of a small (hand held) propane 
> bottle with a hose and a push button.  Put the hose near the area you 
> want to check for a vacuum leak and push the button.  Idle changes = 
> leak.  
> This is far safer than the commonly use spray carb cleaner or WD-40 
> all over the engine.  I have seen more than one guy set an engine on 
> fire that way.
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:24 PM, Oudesluys <coudesluijs at chello.nl 
> <mailto:coudesluijs at chello.nl>> wrote:
>     Jezus, are you out of your mind, highly dangerous with sparks from
>     the distributor around and possible blow back. Use a bit of WD40
>     instead, but still be carefull.
>     Kees Oudesluijs
>     NL
>     Martin Jansen wrote:
>         A quick way to check for intake leak -while engine is running
>         take a welder's
>         torch or a propane torch turn the acetylene gas or propane gas
>         do not light,
>         run the nozzle around the carb connections and around the
>         intake  manifold
>         connections. If engine speed increase you have a leak.
>         Happy Healeying,   Marty  www.jule-enterprises.com
>         <http://www.jule-enterprises.com>
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