I'm planning on sorting my flaps, I'd rather replace with new and fix properly rather than remove the flaps completely.
I have a read a bunch on this forum, I have read through most of the stickies, and the wiki articles where there's a lot of great info but much is disparate and hard to consolidate.
I understand there is either revised flaps or a revised intake manifold (?).
With that in mind I have a 2002 motor. My oil separator / PCV hose is the old 13 mm OD rather than the new (apparently 19 mm).
If I buy new flaps, the following questions occur to me:
- Will the 'revised' flaps fit any year manifold or was there a change to the actual manifold design that I should upgrade?
- The flap kits I can find include only the flaps and their brackets for about £40, or £65 with gaskets*. But the actuator rod seems to be something that fails also; I haven't yet checked mine, but is the rod available separately? Anyone know a part #?
- If I replace the oil separator / PCV hose and maybe PCV valve, will the new diameter hose fit the manifold and is the valve the same (i.e. is the internal diameter of the hose unchanged I guess).
- * This has to be the worst value in parts I've come across in my Ford-fixing time. Anyone know of better pricing?