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#191 of 243 Re: Spark Plugs - 4.7 (287 cu.) Magnum [dustyk]
Feb 27, 2006 (8:10 pm)
2001 quad , 4.7l, 3.92 lsd, 5sp. Question..mentioning PCV valve. 2 dealerships, 1 purolator catalog, 1 fram catalog, 1 pep boys store, 1 thuls store, 1 auto store: All do not see/mention PCV valve listed, nor have a part # that I see or was given to me. Where is this valve, as I have had many funny looks and parts people look at my truck to say NONE exists. What does exist I am told is an air valve, 1 at each rear of the valve covers which there is a piped connection which connects both to a tee(Some call pcv?) which is connected to my airbox by about 6 inches of ~ 1/2 id hose.. Greenbrook dodge, NJ wanted to sell me a pcv valve, and I asked "where does it go" and they could not tell me, or walk 50 ft outside to show me as their airbox picture did not show both my air intake to throttle body and small hose attached..SO I am confused..maybe I need to attach pics for someone to explain to me..Confused..or is there an actual PCV on some 4.7L and not mine? Ger
#192 of 243 4.7 (287 cu.) PCV VALVE LOCATION [dodgetrukn]
Feb 28, 2006 (8:07 am)
The PCV VALVE is on the side of the oil-fill snout. To remove it, pull the hose off of it then twist 1/4-turn and pull straight out. There is o-ring that makes the seal.
If you open the oil-fill snout and pull out the baffle insert, you can see the hole on the side where the PCV valve sucks the fumes out of the crankcase. With engine idling, you can put your finger over that hole and should feel suction.
Do not forget that the DC (Damler Chrysler)4.7L V8 is the same engine as the 3.7L V6 (just 2 cylinders lopped off) Many parts (including PCV valve) should be interchangable.
#193 of 243 Re: 4.7 (287 cu.) PCV VALVE LOCATION [bpeebles]
Feb 28, 2006 (2:11 pm)
Bruce, Got the location, thanks!! Was a bit confused as the dealer wanted to sell me p/n #53032800AA originally, which I think i read at post 186 and they could not tell me the location. They told me that p/n is for 2002 per their book, who knows.. My 2001 p/n # is 53031777AA, sold for $10.25 +tax. Like Dusty had wrote, I also pulled the air box out. I then slid back the hose, and twisted the pcv valve counterclockwise till the hose connection pointed downwards, 1/4 twist, and it then released, pulling outwards... Thanks !
Posted a few pics for others that may not find the valve either..Either my finger or screwdriver is pointing at the valve/location. http://www.millervision.com/pcv
#194 of 243 Location of pcv valve on 2000 dodge dakota???
Apr 27, 2006 (1:28 pm)
Can anyone tell me where the pcv valve is located on a 2000 dodge dakota???
#195 of 243 Re: Location of pcv valve on 2000 dodge dakota??? [diane34639]
Apr 27, 2006 (3:53 pm)
Which engine do you have?
#196 of 243 pcv valve on 2000 dodge dakota
Apr 27, 2006 (5:50 pm)
the engine is a V6
#197 of 243 Re: pcv valve on 2000 dodge dakota [diane34639]
Apr 28, 2006 (2:48 pm)
It should be on one of the valve covers and has a hose connecting to the intake manifold.
#198 of 243 Re: pcv valve on 2000 dodge dakota [diane34639]
May 04, 2006 (7:03 pm)
As you are facing your truck it will be on the right side toward the back of the valve cover. I just changed mine today. It took all of about two minutes from start to finish.
#200 of 243 Low Temp Thermostat: 4.7L 2005 Dak QC
Jun 21, 2006 (3:03 pm)
I have been trying to source a 180 deg TStat for my SLT Dak. Reason is: I am pulling 22' trailer 4200 lbs loaded weight and am going into Cdn Rockies twice this summer.
(Am using a Reese 750 WD w/Dual Cam Sway Cntrl).
4.7L motor is std 4.7 - not the high output.
I have done following to increase HP as methinks I am gonna need a bit more (-%
KN Cold Air Intake/Filter
Magnaflow single 3" free flow Cat Back exhaust
As of today, Im using synthetic oil Mobile 1
Will run Premium Fuel when towing - no detonation/pinging.
There is no chip programmer avail as of yet..superchips says end of summer..Read middle of winter maybe.?? and I have heard from many that the "jet" modules are not worth the $$.
Anyway...I would like to know why a 180 Tstat is not available for this motor.? Could it have anything to do with proper sensor readings being distorted by the lower engine temp..?? My thinking was that using a TStat 180 as opposed to OEM 195 would be simply easier/better on the motor whilst towing (less heat - less energy loss)
As well I have read that diff oil SB synthetic..?? really.?
Any other recommendations re: Towing would be appreciated.
Also have read here not to tow in OD. Why.? Given a good reason, I gather that one should use the Tow/Haul button at all times when towing.?
Lots of Questions I know...bear with me.!
Rgds and hello to all.