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How to: Explorer Sport EB convert to vent to atmosphere with factory blow off valves

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by EcoPowerParts, July 17, 2013.

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      I couldn't find them in Lowe's, so I ordered them on eBay.

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      Had the plan to do this mod this weekend on my 2014 Ex Sport now that my K&N has arrived and I had some work to do under the hood. My question is whether someone could post before and after pics with the hose left on and how the final look turned out as when I look at my bay, I am having some difficulty clarifying the process.

      I think I want to leave the hose as well for ease of reconnection as needed (roadtrip with the g/f - LOL). As for parts, I presume I only need the two 1" caps and clamps for them. There are two BOV on a 2014 - correct?

      Could someone assist with some details, and preferably pics on an Explorer?

      Thanks very much.

      Darren
       
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      Not sure if these are correct but I am probably going to stop today and see if these work on my 2013 Sport.

      http://www.lowes.com/pd_54562-322-351830_0__?productId=3456482&Ntt=insert+plug&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dinsert%2Bplug&facetInfo=
       
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      Those are the ones I bought as well. Tried to do it last weekend realized that the back BOV is MUCH harder to get the hose off then the front. Anyone have any tips or tools they used on that back clamp??
       
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      I personally only did the front one as it was easy and still sounds good. I just left the rear one factory.
       
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      Hose clamp tool....makes it a piece of cake

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      I found after getting in there repeatedly it's much easier to undo the hose clamp on the top of the turbo (it's fixed to the rubber hose so it won't move) and the hose clamp on top of the motor and the bolt. Once you do this you can wiggle the pipe around easily and get to what you want. For the person who wants sport pictures it's the same exact setup between SHO/Flex/Explorer Sport/Lincoln MKT and MKS. One picture fits all for that part of the plumbing :)
       
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      Never even knew that existed.
       
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      If you do not have that tool, what did you gents use? Also, dumb question but I assure I need to remove the plastic engine cover and if so, does it pull off or are there bolts holding it in place.

      The cover on my 5.0 just snapped in place but I wanted to make sure before I attempt to remove it.

      Cheers.
       
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      remove the oil fill cap, and the cover pops off.


      yup, one of the greatest tools ever too! Even if you think you'll only use it once, BUY IT! Worth every penny, and some day down the road you or a buddy will need to use it again, and you'll be so glad it's in the toolbox. Makes those PITA clamps a piece of cake!
       
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      does anyone else's BOV's vent way too often?

      I can barely put my big toe on the gas pedal on my SHO and let off and the BOV's go off. It almost makes me want to put my hoses back on...sometimes it can be quite annoying.
       
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      I just unplugged the hose from the front bov and put a pipe plug into the hose. Will there be any issues leaving the rear bov as it came from the factory? Will it be any louder with both vented to atmosphere? All stock no tune yet.
       
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      This is fine, the recirculating is just to stop sound. If one is recirculating and the other is vented it just won't be quite as loud.
       
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      take the extra 30 seconds of effort and do both, rather than half azzed lol
       
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      On a lot of the cars the clamps are facing downward on the back bov. I know for mine I only took the front off for the first few days because I couldn't bend in an awkward enough position to reach the rear. I ended up getting a tool to assist in removing the rear clamps. I assume that's why this guy is hesitating too.
       
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      I am doing this in the morning. Front and Rear. :salute::)
       
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      Could doing this give a dealer a reason to reject the powertrain warranty. Sounds easy enough to pop back on though.
       
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      That's weird I never ran into anything like that, I would data log that and have my tuner go over the logs to see what was happening.
       
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      +1

      Would be interesting to see what may have caused this issue.
       
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      Bov

      Thanks for the clarification. Do you notice that they are louder with both removed? I just removed the front because it was easy. I known I'm lazy but I was just curious. I have been driving a few months with it removed and sometimes wish it was louder and crisper! Sounds like it is louder with a tune and CAI? I haven't plugged my hole yet because the plugs I bought were too big and actually fit the hose instead of the plastic tube on the car.
      I was thinking about finding the right size plug and drilling a smaller hole in the plug. Thinking that when the release boost escaping from the vent pipe will sound different coming from a smaller 1/4" hole than form a 1" hole. Any thoughts on this mod?
       

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      Haven't plugged which hole? The hole on the intake side? If you haven't plugged this, you could be sucking in dirty air which could cause damage. You either need a cap to fit over the plastic part, or you need to leave the tube on, and get a 1" plug to put in the other end of it.

      The BOV side can be left open, not sure what you mean about putting a small hole in a plug.
       
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      Love it

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      Love It!!!!!

      Just did this MOD at work in the parking lot..
      only the front for now... will do the back as soon as i get a free minute and the plugs for the hoses... i found a 1" bolt and used that to block hose for now..
      did i say THAT I LOVE IT!!!!


      Thank You for the info! :salute:
       
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      Here is the least expensive hose clamp pliers I have found. Ordered today.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/2FT-Flexibl...0920490728&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr

      BTW. I have done the easy front side removal today. Glad I did! Why? Found out I almost had a hose, which is located right next to the newly plugged area about to slide off. If you look at the first picture on this post-look at the left circled area-just touching the right side of that circle is a larger hose...That one! Both ends had a very loose hose clamp-the kind you can tighten with an 8mm wrench or a flat screwdriver. I am waiting for the hose clamp pliers to arrive before I tackle the rear. No rush here.

      I went ghetto and rubber-banded a piece of thick clear vinyl over the intake side until I hit lowes-home-depot to find a decent cover or I might order the one from McMasters.com.
       
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