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Hello All,
Some time ago I purchased a 244 GL from a little old lady who had given up driving. She obviously drove everywhere slowly as the brakes were next to useless. The rear calipers were frozen solid and the brake booster did not work.
All of the calipers have been replaced, the master cylinder and brake booster have been overhauled by specialists and all should be well.
However, the vacuum booster still does not work and after returning it to the specialists they confirmed that it is fine.
The vacuum line is only delivering 5 inches of suction instead if around 15 inches necessary to operate the booster.
I have blocked off the outlet to the vacuum actuators but it has made no difference. The hose to the booster has been replaced too.
Any suggestions as to the solution to this problem would be very much appreciated as I have had no previous with fuel injected engines.
Thanks,
Peter
 

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Hello All,
Well, at last I have solved the low vacuum problem. It would appear that the little old lady who previously owned the car, was short of funds and the person who worked on it decided that as the brakes could not be fixed cheaply, the answer was to reduced the engine's power so that the car could only run quite slowly. This simple fix involved turning the distributor around so that the timing was fully retarded.
It should have been easy to adjust the dizzy as only one bolt needs to be loosened and the unit is then turned by hand. But no, A butane torch and stilson were needed but in the end it reluctantly turned and now the idle vacuum is 15+ inches.
Next job is to fine tune the timing and get the engine running smoothly.
Peter
 
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