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What Is This Hose For

Old 06-06-2004, 02:48 PM
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Ok I have a 1986 rx7 N/A, it starts up okay but it doesn't want to idle and backfires every 20-30 seconds. The car has compression, but I noticed that I don't have one hose or vacumn line. I realized this when I saw ambassador_josh's picture from one of his earlier posts.



The hose that I am missing is highlighted in Red. Thank to ambassador_josh I can now maybe get a chance to solve this problem. I just wanted to know what the metal pipe is for and what does it do. The rubber hose that comes from the air filter is routed somewhere below the intake manifold in my car, but in the picture it is routed to that metal hose.
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Old 06-06-2004, 03:24 PM
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That is where the BAC valve pulls air from. The rubber hose on the near side of the metal line should go to the large plastic pipe coming from the AFM. As far as I know, this has to be hooked up for the engine to run well.
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Old 06-06-2004, 03:32 PM
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what is a BAC valve and where does it go
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Old 06-06-2004, 03:37 PM
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The BAC valve is on the drivers side of the uppermost section of the intake mani, i think its called the plenum. It allows extra air into the engine to compensate for higher load from the alt or AC etc. There is also a solenoid below the bac mounted on a bracket that I think is for the AWS. The metal line feeds this as well. I will try to find a pic of these two things. Hope this helps



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Old 06-06-2004, 04:13 PM
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Hey Rahim, this is what you're looking for. It's circled in white. You need this. Mine's bad, because anytime I turn on an accessory during idle, the idle drops.
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BTW, anyone got any ideas on how i could clean up that TB? I realized as I snapped pics of my car, the ******* filthy.
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Originally Posted by ambassador_josh' date='Jun 6 2004, 03:14 PM
BTW, anyone got any ideas on how i could clean up that TB? I realized as I snapped pics of my car, the ******* filthy.
Wirewheel, maybe?



Another angle on the BAC. Also shows the other solenoid fed by the hardline.
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Old 06-06-2004, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ambassador_josh' date='Jun 6 2004, 02:14 PM
BTW, anyone got any ideas on how i could clean up that TB? I realized as I snapped pics of my car, the ******* filthy.
I would remove it, protect the tps, brake clean the shat out of it, finesse it some with some scotchbrite, then you could do any number of things; polish, paint and clear, or just put the clean part back on.
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:17 PM
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First off I just wanted to thank all you guys for the help.

Second I wanted to tell ambassador_josh that I have that unit but I don't have the metal line that feed the Bac and AWS, but thank you very much for the pics od the parts.
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:30 PM
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Ok I just went outside to check my rx-7 and the hose( highlighted in red) that should goes from the AWS solenoid to the metal pipe is actually going to intake. ( the hose highlighted in blue.



Now to make the problem easier to understand. The hose that is highlighted in red is running to the intake that is highlighted in blue.



And the Bac valve that I have, has only one hose and not two like the one in the picture.
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