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VZ SV6 2004 - Questions on 2 'issues'

morphix

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I've recently bought a VZ SV6 2004 model and only after getting the car home last night (bought it yesterday) i looked under the hood and happened to notice a particular hose looks to be split a little.

Unfortunately i have no idea what it is or is for except from what i can tell by touching it a bit it it taking air in one direction or another and it appears to be connected to the intake.

Can someone please take a look at the attached pic that i have marked in red what hose this is, whats its for and the specifics so i can go and buy a replacement and get it swapped before the split becomes a problem.

Also i've noticed when braking if i'm going around 50km (below this it does not do it), the steering wheel shudders/shakes a fair bit.

The wheel alignment seems to be the slightest bit off (was not noticable on my first 2-3 drives), could this be the cause? Any ideas? Suggestions?

Cheers Guys.
 

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I got the same with the hose
 

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I got the same with the hose, do you have a loud scraping in your engine?
 

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Regarding the braking, most likely either your pads or rotors need replacing/machining (if the rotors are significantly worn they cant' be machined they will need to be replaced) OR also a possibility, but less likely, is that you have busted a radius rod bush or two and the wheel is being able to vibrate backwards and forwards repetitively under braking.
 

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Hose is just an oil breather.
 

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My vz had that hose split which actually caused it to not run. A bit of duct tape and 30 seconds and it was fixed
 

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pretty sure the brakes are the culprit of the shuddering. if they need machining/ replacing, id suggest you buy some slotted RDA ones, they end up being cheaper to buy yourself and fit yourself then to take your car to somewhere to get the brakes machined and pads changed
 

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Hose is just an oil breather.
Actually, that hose is described as the EVAP Solenoid Purge Hose, which is part of the emission system (this hose is part of the system to hold fuel tank vapours and to draw fuel vapours held in the charcoal cannister into the engine).
 

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A quick fix (which we've all done) eventually leads to a rougher idle I think and weird engine gulps over time........ I'm getting a replacement myself soon........ they are about $72 at holden, you have to buy the whole section that goes under the manifold with it etc.
 

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Elec tape it up and she'll be fine for another 100,000km.. as for the replacement plastioc piping BDC, the rubber off the end pulls off and can be replaced... but for $72 for the whole lot, i would be taping it up or visiting the wreckers
 
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