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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    nickb2, I will be reading your link this morning, Thank You, but please note I believe you mis-read my earlier post of Oct. 8, 2018. I stated in that post that the PCV hose was collapsing every 4 to 5 years not months as you thought, Thanks for your time and expertise as always.
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Well guys, no codes set. Florida has no emission testing. If it runs and doesn't have too much oil smoke or gas pumping out the tailpipe you drive it. You ask: You may be hunting a ghost. Or is that haunting? Not sure, I think it is called OCD. I wont loose sleep over it but I don't like it...
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    Confused about proper procedure to do compression test

    Do you all remember: dwell meter, timing light, points, distributers, spark plug wires. These vehicles I would tune by book and then retune by ear, ……...memories bad or good is the question
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Hey guys sorry I have not posted for a while, but my wife had her second round of breast cancer, the first time was over 20 years ago. This time she had major surgery during which they found a second stage two cancer. She is home and doing well and cancer free. Back to the Escape. I did a...
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    Confused about proper procedure to do compression test

    Thanks Billr and for the second from JackC. grcauto, Great information, you are correct times are a changing. Testing procedures and replacing parts have become more complicated
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    Confused about proper procedure to do compression test

    I plan on doing a compression test on my 2005 Escape 4cyl. I am very confused as to the proper procedure. I have read/watched videos that say to test the engine cold, another will say bring the engine up to operating temperature. One will say to remove one spark plug at a time for testing...
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    Ford Escape Vacuum line is only connected one end

    What I called a little pipe is actually a nipple on the transaxle case itself for the vacuum hose to connect to
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    Ford Escape Vacuum line is only connected one end

    I have the factory repair manuals, that is where I got the illustration and wording. It is a 16" length of vacuum hose that vents to the air.
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    Ford Escape Vacuum line is only connected one end

    Thank you! You nailed it again Mobile Dan! It is the vent hose to the main control cover for the transaxle. I looked it up after you sent me the right direction. I was 90% sure it was a vent hose, but it is good to know for sure.
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    TO billr, I did test WOT, but tail pipe unsealed. You may not be aware that the PCV Valve and hose connections are all between the intake and the block. The intake has to be removed to test/change the PCV system. I have changed the PCV Valve and vent hose twice, the rubber vent hose will...
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    With engine off, connect a vacuum cleaner (like a shop vac) to the intake of the TB and see if the paper over the oil fill port now gets sucked in. I did the above shop vac test from the TB and had Zero 0 vacuum at the oil filler port. Rag was tucked around shop vac hose inside TB (gently) ...
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    Ford Escape Vacuum line is only connected one end

    I think I figured out that this is a vent hose for the steering box (or I shall call it such) and it is only to be connected on one end.
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    Ford Escape Vacuum line is only connected one end

    I have a vacuum line that is connected on one end but not on the other. The end that is connected is under the air tube. I have included a few pictures to this post. I can not figure out where the top end of the hose connects. Help please!
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    I will be trying both ideas, Mobile Dan and billr just as soon as I get a little time and post back the results Thank you
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Mobile Dan, I will wait and see if there any comments this method of testing PCV system. But bar any one-way vacuum switches it looks like it should work