1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

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1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

mdpepper
1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater.
 PCV heater is bypassed. no coolant to the PCV heater, I failed it under Tamper, anybody came across something similar ?
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Re: 1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

none
I see Hondas with the PCV heater on the breather side bypassed every so often and fail them too.
Good judgement comes from experience. And experience? Well that comes from poor judgement.
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Re: 1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

Kevin
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The purpose of the PCV heater is to prevent the PCV valve from freezing in cold ambient temperatures. Heated PCV valves are heated either by water or electric. Water heated systems use engine coolant to heat the valve to prevent freezing, so why fail it if the pcv is functioning 

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1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater.
 PCV heater is bypassed. no coolant to the PCV heater, I failed it under Tamper, anybody came across something similar ?


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Re: 1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

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Kevin wrote
The *purpose* of the *PCV heater* is to prevent the *PCV* valve from
freezing in cold ambient temperatures. *Heated PCV* valves are *heated* either
by water or electric. Water *heated* systems use engine coolant to *heat* the
valve to prevent freezing, so why fail it if the pcv is functioning
Because it won't function as designed in cold weather.
Good judgement comes from experience. And experience? Well that comes from poor judgement.
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Re: 1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

none
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KEVIN, Do you not fail them if the thermostatic air cleaner assembly is missing on a carbureted Chevy truck?
Good judgement comes from experience. And experience? Well that comes from poor judgement.
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Re: 1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

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Anytime pressure drops across a restriction the temperature drops. This is how A/c work through the orifice valve or why carburetors freeze up the venturi. A vacuum across a PCV valve or orifice does the same thing and can freeze up without having freezing ambient temps.  
Good judgement comes from experience. And experience? Well that comes from poor judgement.
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Technician A
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none wrote
I see Hondas with the PCV heater on the breather side bypassed every so often and fail them too.
Is the heater the coolant hose that is side by side with the pcv breather hose?
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Re: 1999 FORD Expedition, 5.4L PCV coolant heater

mdpepper
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yes im also catching many aftermarket cold air intakes with the missing cooler pipe, Im failing them too