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    Hello, I was just checking the swirl valves because I was getting low power at low revs. Do these broke first time ive seen a swirl valve soo I dont have a clue what they normally look like










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    Not broken, but showing the signs of wear/age as it does with the older type manifold.

    Mine looked like that till i degreased and yet washed it, and promptly watched the rod fall off! Its not laying at the bottom and thats where its staying!! for now...
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    It looks ok just now as that rail is usually completely off if it is broken, although I would say it is starting to break as you have alot of oil and soot caused by the up and down movement of the swirl flap bearings.

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    Cant see for the dirt mate

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    what does the swirl do? (KEEP IT SIMPLE PLEASE)

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    alters the airflow to improve combustion depending on RPM
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    thanks... i understood that!

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    Thank god for that, £500 is something i dont have right at the moment lol ive cleaned out the EGR valve and boost sensor soo hopefully this sorts out the power issues. Thanks for the replys guys, do u guys recommend degreasing the area around it carefully ?

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    not really no. Otherwise you'd possibly knock the rod off, its a PITA to get back on which is why i've left mine. also as i found out because of the up/down movement on it water can seep into the chamber too!! very bad....
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    I love the car, hate the problems

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