cachaciero wrote:I believe the answer to the question is no as regards being stuck but I am not sure that it is not possible to assemble it 180 degrees out so that closed becomes open. But then the crank arm would be up rather than down. You could disconnect the rod from the crank on the swirl valve and lock it (tie wrap?) in one position and try it then lock it in the other position and try it.
I have done something similar to this whereby I disconnected the little plastic ball joint and then ran the engine, the rod pulled back as it should and the crank stayed forward, so I went for a quick spin with it like that.......exactly the same .........no pick up until just over 2000 rpm. Which suggested to me that the swirl valve is already open and when the incoming air reaches enough force from the revs, the direct air outweighs the swirled air and the fourth inlet valve opens, just as it would if the swirl valve was acting as normal.
I'm looking at them on ebay right now, any advice on those?cachaciero wrote:You really need a Lexia on it to see what's happening it would be particularly interesting to see what it would tell you about boost pressure and mass flow.
This is the pipe,https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0rdjahvstfnr ... e.jpg?dl=0, the open end feeds deep into the wing in front of the wheel arch but I can't see what it connects to although I can feel it. It seems to stop right below the battery tray. It baffled me why air would be blowing out of it but i wouldn't have noticed the splits otherwise.cachaciero wrote:The "foam pipe inside a black plastic bag" puzzles me I have no recollection of anything like that in that area but it's a few years since I last had the front of mine apart. Why would you have air blowing out of a supposed air inlet?. As I recall the complete air inlet filter box can be removed from the top without having to take the front off but I can't remember what the inlet to the box looked like
jacko-1970 at hotmail dot comIf you send me an e-mail address that will accept large attachments I will send you the info that I have given skycat61 it may help you understand how it's all supposed to work
One final question.....Whist I'm waiting for more EOLYS fluid to arrive, would it be possible to put a litre of diesel in the EOLYS tank with the litre of PAT fluid that's already in there as a temporary top up? My logic tells me it would only dilute it seeing as it gets injected into the fuel tank anyway.
And again....Thank you for your help