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10-06-2012 03:31 PM
SaleenT121
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Originally Posted by klrfoucs View Post
i was just reading a thread about that
what part from ford is that exactly? in the diagram i see the top hose which is fine, a hose that looks like it connects to the block then into the oil separator is the pcv part of the lower hose behind the intake or should i replace the lower hose/line and the separator?
The orange neck the hose is attached to going into the seperator is the valve.
It sits in that plastic case on the block.
10-05-2012 02:48 PM
klrfoucs i was just reading a thread about that
what part from ford is that exactly? in the diagram i see the top hose which is fine, a hose that looks like it connects to the block then into the oil separator is the pcv part of the lower hose behind the intake or should i replace the lower hose/line and the separator?
10-05-2012 01:40 PM
SaleenT121
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I forgot to mention that. When the car was acting CRAZY due to the clogged cat, before i knew it was the cat when i re installed the stock pos lifetime filter i cleaned maf and throttle body i try to do that every other oil change, i did notice some oil in the bottom of the I/M though, is there a way i can remove the line coming from the back of the valve cover(oil breather) i think and just run a hose down with a filter on the end? i think that is where the oil is coming from, if im not mistaken oil in the intake is not good??

Sounds like PCV replacement time, its under the intake manifold and a pain to replace.
10-04-2012 11:36 PM
klrfoucs I forgot to mention that. When the car was acting CRAZY due to the clogged cat, before i knew it was the cat when i re installed the stock pos lifetime filter i cleaned maf and throttle body i try to do that every other oil change, i did notice some oil in the bottom of the I/M though, is there a way i can remove the line coming from the back of the valve cover(oil breather) i think and just run a hose down with a filter on the end? i think that is where the oil is coming from, if im not mistaken oil in the intake is not good??
10-04-2012 11:17 PM
felixthecat Have you cleaned out your throttle body? I switched out my plugs at 50,000 miles w/ Denso's iriduim ones.
10-04-2012 10:45 PM
klrfoucs its a PZEV and has a lifetime filter. i removed it and installed a cone filter but recently had to put it back in so ford would warranty the clogged mani/cat it had last week.. and i do the fuel filter every 15k or so miles sometimes more often, and i had a buddy help me 2 summers ago instal e3's what a HUGE mistake that was.. 56 miles from town had the number 2 plug back completely out just so happened to be one of the 2 plugs my buddy installed.. all bad not knowing at that time i drove it on 3 cylinders all the way to my local ford dealer 1200 later got it back fine they said nothing was damaged so about 30k ago it got brand new oem plugs the ford installed haven't changed them since,I've heard a tune gets rid of the rough idle but its alot worse then it has ever been?
10-04-2012 10:37 PM
felixthecat
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Alright thanks!! when that time comes that is what ill do since i was quoted 680 just for labor at my local dealer. i was just curious about when because honestly the only time my car sees 3k rpm is on road trips, other then that town driving is redline or 5,000 before shifting. ive also noticed the idle is super rough.... i know its normal a little but its gotten worse and my mpg has dropped from a normal 25 or 27 to 19...
Have you changed out the plug's/ fuel filter? air filter?
10-04-2012 07:25 PM
klrfoucs Alright thanks!! when that time comes that is what ill do since i was quoted 680 just for labor at my local dealer. i was just curious about when because honestly the only time my car sees 3k rpm is on road trips, other then that town driving is redline or 5,000 before shifting. ive also noticed the idle is super rough.... i know its normal a little but its gotten worse and my mpg has dropped from a normal 25 or 27 to 19...
10-04-2012 05:55 PM
SaleenT121
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is changing the timing chain and lashing the valves a weekend garage mechanic type of job? ive changed many older ford and chevy v8 timing chains but never something this new.. im a little nervous to get into it then f something up... i have 104k on my 08 and i drive the piss out of it so im sure its needing one at this time. im guessing if i had it apart i could easily install cams as well?
You could do it in a weekend, get a book and map it out. The haynes manual doesn't tell you much though its only good for pictures. but you will need a need a new crankshaft bolt because its not keyed and u should not reuse the old one. I personally would not change the timing chain till about 200K, because its not a belt and the chains last a bit longer. I havent read a post yet about the newer foci jumping timing.
10-04-2012 02:57 PM
klrfoucs is changing the timing chain and lashing the valves a weekend garage mechanic type of job? ive changed many older ford and chevy v8 timing chains but never something this new.. im a little nervous to get into it then f something up... i have 104k on my 08 and i drive the piss out of it so im sure its needing one at this time. im guessing if i had it apart i could easily install cams as well?
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