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01-17-2015 12:32 PM
Tiger-Heli Thread got somewhat off-track ...

Back on topic -

The Helm manual shows a PCV valve on the oil-air separator as part of the assembly, but no details on it.

Helm image does look to me like the valve in this thread:

  • 2002 Focus Maintenance Interval called for the PCV valve to be replaced every 100K miles. I didn't see that for the Gen III, but is it still the same interval, or longer, or shorter?
  • At this point, does anyone know if the valve can be replaced separately, or does the oil/air separator have to be replaced?
  • Is it possible to replace the valve from underneath the car without removing the intake manifold, or does the manifold need to be removed?

Thanks in advance!!!
04-19-2014 02:11 PM
ProjectCommuter My concern is marginal. I don't believe the evidence available for the Audi/VW-Mini issue applies to the focus simply because it's direct injected as well. I think that a lot of this talk is a waste until there is evidence for concern, supported by proof, regarding our engines specifically. I would love to see the pics. I have searched all over and have not found any yet. And, there are a lot of these engines running about with a lot more miles than my 40K. I am not stating there is or is not a problem, just that if it was a problem there should be some documentation of it by now.
04-19-2014 01:41 PM
Kjanracing My thoughts and opinions....
I do have a borescope and have looked at what it would take to actually get the camera to the intake valves. Looks like it may be easier to just pull the intake manifold to look. Just because my engine or another engine has deposits,or not, doesn't mean YOURS does or not. I think a lot of factors play a role in making deposits. Direct Injection has been around for a while now, and I would hope the manufacturers are addressing the issue. So it may be too early to tell. There is also the question of how much deposits can be on the valves before you notice a difference in performance. I only have 6000 miles on my car, so I'm not concerned at this point. If you are, maybe look into pulling the intake manifold back and see what your engine has.
04-19-2014 12:13 PM
ProjectCommuter The Audi/VW, Mini issue is well documented and a severe problem. So, I ask again. Does anyone have actual photos of THESE engines with carbon buildup? I have heard that it will buildup or does buildup. I want to see proof. There are plenty of these engines driving around. Can we get a photo or two? Anyone who has pulled one apart have pics? Anyone have boroscope pics? Anyone?
04-19-2014 11:32 AM
Originally Posted by Kjanracing View Post
Let's all just take a break for a bit and calm down. ...
Who is not calm? I'm almost always calm. I'm just worried about "greenies" going after people and making their lives miserable.

Originally Posted by Kjanracing View Post
... I'd like to send Tom a big fruit basket.
I'd rather make a contribution to a legal defense fund if he ends up on the EPA's, IRS's, or BLM's hit-lists, as so many others have. (Or should that word begin with an "S"?) I may not agree with all he is advocating, but I will still do what I can to defend his freedom to do it if that becomes necessary. Priorities.
04-19-2014 12:07 AM
ProjectCommuter Peruse this thread.
04-18-2014 11:39 PM
Jburks just google carbon issues for Mini cooper S and you'll see some good pictures. I owned a '07 cooper S and the carbon issues were horrible and i only had 60,000 when i sold it.
04-18-2014 11:16 PM
Kjanracing Link no workee. I'm interested in what you are seeing.
04-18-2014 10:03 PM
Originally Posted by Kjanracing View Post
How many miles do you have on yours now?
I just turned 40K today. Was curious about photos of THESE engines. I've seen lots of pics of VW/Audi and Mini. Answered my question why so many are sooo cheap with only 60K on the clock.
04-18-2014 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by Kjanracing View Post
Let's all just take a break for a bit and calm down. Good. Let's have a moment of silence and remember AlGore. He invented the internet and without him, we wouldn't be having this awesome intercourse. Ok. Back to our regularly scheduled program. I'd like to send Tom a big fruit basket.
Tom likes these LOL
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