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Old Codger
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6th Aug 07 at 11:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi folks,

I am hoping that somebody can help me with this problem as you are into this type of vehicle.

Firstly I'd like to know what this is, what it is for and what does it do?



The reason I am asking is that this is my son's car and he discovered that in the engine compartment is a yellow tube that is disconnected at both ends. I don’t know if this has happened recently or has been caused by the garage during the last service, but it has never been mentioned before.

The device is situated above the “Secondary Air Injection Switchover Valve” and to the left of the bonnet alarm switch. It is mounted on a bracket attached to the suspension strut. It is on the right hand side of the engine compartment (looking from the front of the car).

I have figured out that one end of the yellow tube should be attached to a connection nipple, which has broken off, on the brake servo check valve.



As you can see in the first picture the other end of the tube hangs by this device but I cannot see where to connect it. A green tube goes from the device back towards the rear centre of the engine bay and disappears down the back of the exhaust manifold.

On the picture, if you look just to the left of the green tube, there is a rubber L shaped connection tube but that appears to be blocked and goes nowhere.

I have tried to enlarge this; it is the tube with the red arrow.



I am sure that there should be "something" between the yellow tube and the L shaped tube, but what?

From the same brake servo check valve is another connection nipple from whence a black tube to the “Secondary Air Injection Switchover Valve” runs.

The car is a Vx Corsa Sport, 1.4 XE, 16 valve, X Reg (2000)

Any help on this would be appreciated.

Regards

Old Codger.



[Edited on 06-08-2007 by Old Codger]
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10th Aug 07 at 16:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I am adding two more pictures in the hope that somebody can recognise this further.





The first picture is this thing from another angle with the green tube removed from the top conncection nipple.

The second picture shows the L shaped tube coming out of the bottom of what I think is a solenoid. The yellow tube should be attached to this but I am sure that there should be "something" in the middle that is missing. I need to know what this. Can anybody help PLEASE!!!!

Regards

Old Codger.
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the yellow tube goes from the brake servo pipe to that unit pictured, the thing with your finger behind has been blocked by the look of things, there should be a pipe to put the yellow pipe 2. if the car no longer has the secondary air unit it doesnt need the yellow pipe either, but the servo pipe end will need blocking off
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quote:
Originally posted by ad-sport
the yellow tube goes from the brake servo pipe to that unit pictured, the thing with your finger behind has been blocked by the look of things, there should be a pipe to put the yellow pipe 2. if the car no longer has the secondary air unit it doesnt need the yellow pipe either, but the servo pipe end will need blocking off


Thanks for your response.

The “Secondary Air Injection Switchover Valve” is situated below this solenoid and the pipes are connected, , as far as I am aware, to The “Secondary Air Injection Unit” (see photo 1 above: it is the tube with the white "donut" thing).

I would just love to see a photo of that unit with all pipes in place so I can see how it is connected.

Regards

Old Codger
dna23
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Hi,

I don't know an exact answer but I've found some sites with information on the x14xe and a large number of pictures, you may well be able to make out what you need to know from them:

http://www.corsa-novatuning.nl/nl/Tuning1416B.htm

translated: Use http://babelfish.altavista.com/ and select Dutch to English and input the address

Alternatively I found this picture, http://www.corsa.ja.pl/img/x14xe.jpg

I'm sorry I couldn't be of much more help. There are a number of members on here who I'm sure will know.

Thanks


edit: Robin used to have a x14xe

http://corsasport.co.uk/carimages/2299/disc_002.jpg

http://corsasport.co.uk/carimages/2299/engi_002.jpg

http://corsasport.co.uk/carimages/2299/engi_004.jpg

more pics here: http://corsasport.co.uk/board/garage.php?action=usergarage&owner=Robin&carid=2299&page=all

[Edited on 11-08-2007 by dna23]
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11th Aug 07 at 11:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by dna23

Hi,

I don't know an exact answer but I've found some sites with information on the x14xe and a large number of pictures, you may well be able to make out what you need to know from them:

http://www.corsa-novatuning.nl/nl/Tuning1416B.htm





Well, thanks for that. One of the pictures shows exactly what I am looking for.

At least I can go to the parts dept and say "I want one of them".

I am presuming that it is some sort of a filter but I still don't know what part this thing plays in the engine function or why both ends were disconnected.

Much appreciate your interst and the effort made in finding that site.

Regards

Old Codger
djivesp
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11th Aug 07 at 14:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks like a fuel tank vent valve ?!
doesn't it vent the tank into the inlet for easier starting or something ?? could be wrong here.

 
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