If idle speed drops when a hose is pinched, that is because you are blocking the leaking air from getting into the engine. Without knowing exactly which hose you are on, it is impossible to say if the lower engine speed is normal or if you are blocking a controlled and expected "leak". You typically do not get two, three, or four leaks all occur at once. You are looking for a single unintentional leak, as in a loose or cracked hose, or a leaking gasket. When you block that leak, engine speed will drop to normal; about 800 rpm's. If you are blocking a hose that is expected to have air flowing through it, engine speed likely won't drop all the way down to normal.
If blocking the hose you are on does bring engine speed down to where it should be, follow it to where another hose branches off, then pinch one of those to identify which one has the leak. Keep doing that to hopefully find the cause.
Monday, February 22nd, 2016 AT 10:26 AM