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Old 09-08-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy EGR(?) w/ Volant question...

Ok, I just installed my Volant, but you know the little hose you have to plug into the corner of the Volant, near the MAF hole? Well, tried to plug/snap it in, but it just kind of goes and, and can fall out anytime. Is this normal? Any ideas?


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Old 09-08-2004, 06:18 PM   #2
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No, mine was really tight when it fit into my VOLANT.

You could probably crazyglue it in place (temporarily). Does that 'angled' piece look damaged or old? I had to push pretty hard in to get mine to fit and my VOLANT was a used one so it's had one in there before. You can also buy that tube with the rubber 90 degree angle piece from FORD also.... pretty cheap.... or the junkyard....
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i'm assuming you're talking about the crankcase ventilation filter hose, the one that runs from the valve cover over to the box? if so, i'd recommend just sticking a breather filter on the end and be done with it. won't pass smog that way in some areas, though.

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Old 09-08-2004, 06:58 PM   #4
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Yeah..... I have seen guys with a small filter on the end also but why not put that hose to where it's ment to be (attached to the VOLANT air box).
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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I have the exact same problem with my Volant. My mechanice told me the secret to a nice fix. The problem is the tube isn't long enough and so over time the tension of the tube pulls the end out of the Volant. To fix it go to some place like Pep Boys and find a plastic piece that is used to join two pieces of tube. Cut the tube and put the joiner in the middle to slightly lengthen the tube and it wont pull out of the box anymore. Hope this hleps.
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Why not just replace the entire hose with a longer one, that is what I did. What you said above would work also but then you have more 'joints'.....
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um....so if you sucked up some dust in your Volant box, won't that go in to the breather tube since there's no filter/screen to block anything from getting into your crank case?
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Microtonal, who are you talking to?

Yeah that makes sense what your saying.... so you would recommend the 'filter' on the end of that hose rather then just hooking it into the air box?
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If you look in the original air box you will see Ford used a little square of foam to filter air comming in that tube. I thought about transfering this piece of foam from the stock air box but decided I wanted to keep the original parts in tact.
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I was just asking if particles could get in to the engine from the Volant box through the unfiltered crank case tube.

I wasn't sure and didn't know the answer so I bought a breather filter and plugged the hole in the Volant.
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