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Old 08-07-2011, 01:18 PM
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W126 purge valve

I assume the purge valve removes fumes from the tank? I am been having issues getting my economy up and adjusting lambda. I get the duty cycle dialed in while the purge line is disconnected. All is well. Then when hooked up, the car acts like it has a vacuum leak. Even after a long idle, etc.

So now I am driving around with the vac line pugged and the car is very different. The engine runs cooler and overall the car is more responsive. And economy is up, I am already over my usual average milage and counting.

Can I leave the line plugged?

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:25 PM
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Well my millage is now up to 18.3 from a 15 at best, usually 13 to 15. Also the issue of warm start up stalls is gone. It would fire up fine, but any load on the system (being in drive, steering, AC) would kill it if I did not baby the throttle.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:18 PM
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I'd suggest figuring out why there is so much vapor/ air going to that line in the first place. It sounds like something upstream isn't working properly.

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:56 AM
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I am guessing there is damage or breach of the purge line going to the tank. The tank itself seems to seal nice. When I open it, I get a rush of air outwards. Always have.

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