Can you tell me if you know what may be causing air leak?

Tiny
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  • 1998 MITSUBISHI MONTERO
  • 10,000 MILES
My montero sport has a air leak on front passenger side after changing spark plugs. I checked all vacuum lines and they are connected
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 1:39 AM

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Tiny
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A REALLY SIMPLE WAY TO LOCATE A VACUUM LEAK IS TO:

DO NOT LIGHT IT!---AGAIN FOR ALL OF THOSE. DEAF PEOPLE. DO NOT LIGHT IT!

TAKE A PLUMBERS'S TYPE PROPANE TORCH

TURN ON THE GAS

POINT THE NOZZLE ALL AROUND THE "SUSPECT LEAK AREA"

GO SLOW!

WHEN YOU GET CLOSE TO THE LEAK

YOU WILL HEAR AN INCREASE IN ENGINE RPM

AS IT S. UCKS IN "MORE FUEL" (PROPANE GAS)

SOME PEOPLE SQUIRT CARBURETOR CLEANER OR STARTER FLUID IN THE AREA

WHAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS METHOD IS THE LIQUID COULD CATCH ON FIRE AND BURN, IF SOMEHOW IGNITED, THE FLUID WOULD SORTA BE ALL OVER!

USING THE PROPANE METHOD, NORMALLY THE PROPANE GAS DISSIPATES (YOUR COOLING FAN HELPS A LOT TOO) IF IT WERE TO IGNITE, IT WILL JUST "FLASH" AND NOT BE ADHERED TO SURFACES AS LIQUID DOES

REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU DO IT

HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, FOR SURE, AND MAYBE A BLANKET HANDY TO SNUFF OUT A FIRE IF THINGS TURN SOUTH

DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS INSIDE OR UNDER A BUILDING,

DO IT OUTSIDE SORTA BY ITSELF.

. NO NEED IN LOSING YOUR HOUSE AND OTHER CAR, 'CAUSE OF A DUMB DECISION!

LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELPS

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 2:05 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for assisting Medic
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 5:13 AM
Tiny
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LET US KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OR IF YOU MAY NEED MORE HELP

GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HUNTIN'!

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 6:15 AM

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