Funny you had that split - I added the T for my cruize control and when they did the recall it drove them crazy wondering where the extra hose went - they cut it out of course and threw away my T. Had to redo it - they said to connect to the intake manifold somewhere else but there is no other place to tap into the manifold.
I noticed some smoke a few weeks ago and it ended up being the intake valve seals. I had to spend a weekend pulling the head and replacing them. I would have been so excited if it were something as simple as a split vacuum hose...
I was just patient. I'll admit finding a 7 y/o car with 2400 km on it was pretty extreme, but I watched the ads very closely for a year and saw 3 or 4 Suzukiclones within an hour driving distance, each with under 30,000 km on the clock. These were all 7-11 yr old cars priced $3-4K. They're out there.
Did another short drive: noticed the MAP value didn't budge from 14.8
Just a question about vacuum with the 3-cylinder. Would you mind checking your reading at idle with the engine warmed up for me? Your low-mileage engine may give me an idea of what my vacuum should be at.
EDIT: Oh, whoops...that's 14.8 psi? Darn, I thought it was in. Hg. of vacuum. Well, if you could give me a number anyway maybe I can do a conversion and see where it ends up.