Hacking Methods – 46 4


JB Weld Fuel Vapor Sensor

Subaru intake manifolds, crossover vacuum lines, and Canadian heat cycling means that working on my engine requires a very careful touch. Meet my fuel vapour sensor, who had an arm amputated by my fat left hand.

At 11pm, with a running car required the next morning, cursing was heard. Plugging vacuum lines and trying to fool the ECU didn’t provide the result I wanted, so I let my hacking reach a new level. I find it odd that in twenty plus years of wrenching, I’ve never done this before, or even thought of doing this before. My first reaction is to buy a new part… and I hope it remains that way. I’m supposed to grow out of these methods, not fall deeper into them.

JB Weld to the rescue this time though…


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4 thoughts on “Hacking Methods – 46

  • GrantC

    I’ve seen that cracked & glued back together on a couple cars.

    It’s location is usually exactly in the way to get broken by a ratchet when futzing with the PS pump, but I’m guessing that’s not how _you_ broke it… :p

  • DynamicEntry

    There is something deeply – yet, abstractly – familiar about this.

    Broken vacuum stuff is Subaru folklore; it permeates the entire experience…