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2003 4.0 sohc pcv valve

VORTMAX_99

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2003 Sport
On the 2003 Explorer Sport 4.0 sohc pvc valve...it looks like it's
heated using a coolant line from the manifold. It appears that
a metal "horseshoe" piece of tube goes around the center of
the body of the pcv valve. Can anyone tell me if this "horseshoe"
piece of tubing is rigidly attached to the pcv valve or will the pcv
valve rotate within the piece of tube. If the pcv does rotate within
the piece of tube...can you rotate the pcv in the rocker cover to
remove it without disconnecting the coolant lines?

Looking at online pictures of the valve at the various autoparts
websites that offer aftermarket valves...it looks like you can buy
just a valve or buy a valve with the horeshoe piece on it...so I
assume you can snap the tubing off the pcv valve. I've read where
I belive the motorcraft valve comes with the hose that runs up to
the intake manifold/throttle body...and appears to be more expensive.
I haven't pulled the pcv yet to see what the part number on it
actually is...but my owners manual calls for a motorcraft EV243
though the motorcraft website as well as rockauto and
autopartsgiant call for a EV268. I assume the EV268 replaced the
EV243 number. Also...there should be a part number for the tube
that does run from the pcv to the manifold/throttle body. (Local
dealer came up with something that doesn't even look close).
Can anyone provide the correct motorcraft numbers for the valve
and the tube (or the complete assembly)?

Thanks,

Geo.
 




High_Order1

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the tube is sorta snapped onto the PCV, so yes it rotates. But, I wouldn't trust snapping it off of one pcv and onto another.

The one I bought for the 05 was the wrong one for my application, I swear it was a 268, and it had the tube on it.

-Shawn
 




VORTMAX_99

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Thanks for the reply Shawn. I'll go ahead and disconnect the
two coolant lines and rotate the whole pcv/tube assembly out.
Can you tell me if you lost much coolant out of those lines or
did you plug them (maybe with golf tee) when you did yours?

Thanks again,

Geo.
 




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Mine was electric, and I got a coolant version by accident. I dunno what will happen, but couldn't you just use forceps (preferably hose clamps) and clamp them off until you can blank them??


-Shawn
 




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