does any one have a picture of this thing??? im guessing my geabox issue started wiht that and gone so bad that i have only 3rd and 4th gear left.... changing that might give me a bit of drivability before i scavange up cash to replace the box.... 2L engine + 1400kg + 3rd gear start = :'(The vacuum needle part is like $26 US and made a huge difference on my 90 DOHC. It would explain the smoke too. Its simple to test, just yank the vacuum hose off. It should be bone dry. If not, replace. Heck, I would just go ahead and replace it before doing the volve body.
Miss you guys, the Toyota forum just is not the same!