What is item A called in this picture? And if gas got in it do I need to replace it?


Asked by Aug 05, 2015 at 07:31 PM about the 1978 Lincoln Continental

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Vehicle is 1978 Lincoln Continental 7.5L V8 460cid.

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Thermactor diverter valve, if it just got gas in it and it didn't set full of gas for a period of time it should be OK, but there is a rubber diaphragm inside, it is fairly heavy duty just because of the temp of the air moving through it. If it works when you pull a vacuum on it then great, it is hard to say how long it will last.

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so where does the hose that's leading to item D connect to? Cause I connected it to the carburetor last time.


There should be a thermovalve in the intake manifold, but not where the pic is showing it, most of those were in the thermostat housing or just right behind it in the intake manifold.

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