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2006 F-350 5.4l 3v PCV Valve

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by seville009, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Have a 2006 F-350 with the 5.4l 3 valve engine.

    Noticed last year that my oil dipstick was popped out about an inch; pushed it back in. Next time I was under the hood, it was popped out again. It keeps doing this. The dipstick itself seems fine.

    Did a search, and one possible cause is a clogged PCV valve. I was going to check it/change it out, but I'm not 100% sure where it is. I called NAPA to see if they had one in stock, and they said that they don't even show this engine having one.

    So...I'm confused.

    Attached is a picture of my engine of what I think is the PVC valve - there is a solid tube that goes about 10 inches from where I'm pointing to what appears to be a similar valve end (ie: as though there is a PCV valve at each end, if this is, in fact, the PCV valve).

    Can anyone tell me if what I'm pointing to in the picture is the PCV valve and, if so, does the valve at both ends and tubing need to be changed (it looks like it's one piece).

    Thanks.
     
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Picture didn't attach to my original post; tried to edit it, but it doesn't appear to have taken.....what I was pointing to in the picture is on the driver's side of the engine, right next to the oil dipstick tube.
     
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Buy the repair manual or try the library. The book should show the location. I would think it has one. Should be stuck into one of the rocker covers.
     
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Buy the repair manual or try the library. The book should show the location. I would think it has one. Should be stuck into one of the rocker covers. My book only goes to 2003. It says the PCV is in the passenger side valve cover.
     
  5. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    A website is a resource just as a library or a book is.
     
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

  7. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    Pcv is part of drivers side valve cover. It is not serviceable without replacing the entire valve cover.
    You could try to clean it out with carb/intake cleaner or brake clean.
    As a Ford tech myself, I've seen lots of those popped oil dips myself...always tought it was odd....or owner just couldn't push it back in past the Oring seal.
     
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I like how you have to be very careful when pulling the dip stick. If your not, you bark your knuckle on an edge that takes skin off!
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I replaced a couple o rings on the dipstick that seemed to fix it
     
  10. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Thanks. Had to bring it to the dealer for the rough engine issue, so had them check this out. Turns out the o ring on the dipstick was gone (never even noticed it when it was there). They put a new o ring on and the dipstick hasn't popped out since then.