Help to identify part and purpose

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Help to identify part and purpose

Postby Emlyntaylor » Sun 03.02.2019, 15:47

Hi

I am looking for help to identify the ‘terracotta’ coloured part in the bottom left of this pic, mine has perished and has a hole. What is the purpose of the part and what effect will having a hole have?


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Re: Help to identify part and purpose

Postby alan e » Sun 03.02.2019, 16:00

That is your turbo transducer is your boost gauge working ok ?.
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Re: Help to identify part and purpose

Postby tigerdog » Sun 03.02.2019, 16:39

Your profile doesn't say where you're located; I may have one lurking somewhere in storage here in Calfornia. If the boost gauge is working, you could
a) patch the hole and carry on,
b) find a replacement somewhere, or
c) replace it with a mechanical boost gauge as I did, and eliminate the part. Click for picture and process.
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Re: Help to identify part and purpose

Postby Simon_P » Sun 03.02.2019, 19:25

The S2 doesn't have the rubber cover and looks like the same part, so you could just ignore it.
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Re: Help to identify part and purpose

Postby dapinky » Sun 03.02.2019, 20:24

I stand to be corrected by someone with more specific knowledge than myself......

...... but (like Simon alludes to), I believe that the rubber sheath is more to keep weather out than actually performing a vital function of operation. As such, i would use a suitable glue to repair any splits and rotate it so that the ugly bit is underneath and hidden from view.
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Re: Help to identify part and purpose

Postby Rambo » Sun 03.02.2019, 21:08

Some of the later boost transducer sheaths/gaitors were grey rather than terracotta/orange :wink:

Looks like your terminals could do with a good de-rust or clean up :shock: As Alan has mentioned previously, any problems with your boost gauge ?
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Re: Help to identify part and purpose

Postby Emlyntaylor » Sun 03.02.2019, 21:16

Thanks all, boost gauge was fine. I have patched...with silicone sealer :s and will rotate to hide, but not before I clean up the terminal.

Thanks all very much appreciate the help!

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Re: Help to identify part and purpose

Postby John_W » Sun 03.02.2019, 21:43

That’s what I did with mine when a mouse chewed its way through it about 15 years ago!

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