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    Default Swirl valve actuator bar

    This has probably been asked about and spoke about a few times before but I just want to know how serious,
    It is that my actuator is just laid in the crevice it should be attached to and not connected at all.
    I've had the car 10 months and seen no difference in performance since buying it, I just thought it typical VX turbo lag.
    Am I right in thinking, the biggest issue is the power sacrificed low in the rev range or will possibly cause long term damage ?

    Any help be appreciated

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    The problem you have is the swirl flap are now assuming what ever position the feel like & it will change from time to time... if they all shut & then seize you will have a lack of power & a lot of smoke... i have mine bonded in the open position & have no loss of power throughout any of the rev range, after looking into this for sometime i realised the are only assisting the cleaner burn on idle.

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    Cheers for that mate, but as I've had the car 9 months and done 10k miles with no obvious signs of power change throughout is it safe to say they could be open and stuck in the position already ?
    Failing that, how big of a job is it to get in there, open them up and bond them, like you have ? Also Is it a permanent cure ?

    Cheers

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    Cheers for that mate, but as I've had the car 9 months and done 10k miles with no obvious signs of power change throughout is it safe to say they could be open and stuck in the position already ?
    Failing that, how big of a job is it to get in there, open them up and bond them, like you have ? Also Is it a permanent cure ?

    Cheers

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    simple to check... the flaps are fully open when they're all facing 10 oclock with the engine off... you can move them from the top where the bar would normally connect, i found unplugging the glow plugs helps with access

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    Sorry to bother you again pal, and sorry to sound thick.
    I can't see how to get in there to check or adjust anything. I like to think my mechanical knowledge isnt too bad but diesels are my down fall. How much do I nEed to remove from the top of the engine to get in to it ?

    Cheers to your help once again

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    Sorry to bother you again pal, and sorry to sound thick.
    I can't see how to get in there to check or adjust anything. I like to think my mechanical knowledge isnt too bad but diesels are my down fall. How much do I nEed to remove from the top of the engine to get in to it ?

    Cheers to your help once again

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