PCV System

Tiny
SCHERERNWYRK
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  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,777 MILES
I've been slowly repairing/replacing wearing parts on it as needed. I bought the car with 100,000 miles on it and it's run great to date but I recently changed the oil, oil filter, air filter and pcv and during the process noticed that the hose connecting the pcv to the manifold is somewhat dry rot at the pcv connection and the rubber elbow connection at the manifold is collapsing which seems to be restricting air pass through. Now although I am somewhat limited in knowledge, I do believe that this is a vacuum hose and I would like to replace it but there's one small problem... I can't find it anywhere. I looked up the nomenclature for it and it is described as an oil separator hose; is there another name for this? Do you know where I might be able to locate it. One other hose that needs replacing is connected from the valve cover to the air filter box; is there a name for that and again, any ideas where I can find it? Generally, it seems that these types of parts are difficult to locate, do you know of a general source for them? (See hoses intersecting in attached photo)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/346778_Oil_Separator_Hose_Intersecting_Valve_Cover_To_Air_Filter_Hose_II_1.jpg


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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 8:31 AM

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Tiny
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OK no parts store is going to have PCV hose per say. I go to my local Napa and use there multi duty hose (it is red in color). This hose is oil compatable therefore oil won't break it down. This hose only comes in bulk so just measure the length needed and the inside diameter and relace it. The PCV elbow is usually available in the help line. Hope this helps.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
SCHERERNWYRK
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Is not a hose at all but rather a metal insulated tube with a rubber fitting at each end which help line is this supposed PCV Elbow available?

Bye the way, I did go to 2 local NAPA stores and the only thing they had to say was good luck with that!

Bye the way, did you actually look at the detailed photograph that I posted?
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 AT 5:47 AM
Tiny
RACEFAN966
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Ok first off I am a FORD TECH. I know about the metal tube on one end is an elbow DORMAN NUMBER 46017 pic below. The other end is usually a short piece of hose that is where the multi duty hose comes in it handles more the 300 degree temp too!!!!! I hope this better answers you question. This elbow is available at you local Napa and many other parts stores.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_46017_1.jpg

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
BRYAN FERGUSON
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  • FORD ESCORT
1998 ford escort zx2
140,000 miles
manual, 4 cyllinder
2 wd

where is the pcv valve?
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Monday, December 17th, 2018 AT 10:01 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SERVICE WRITER
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There sould be a hose that runs from the intake manifold to the valve cover. The pcv should be inserted into the valve cover and connected to this hose. You may need to remove an appearence cover to see it.
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Monday, December 17th, 2018 AT 10:01 AM (Merged)

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