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Old 10-13-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
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So decided to check my plugs and on the '13 there is a hard PVC tube inhibiting access to the middle plug on drivers side. I thought no problem, I'll just push it to the side and snap. Broken all the way at the base. I will likely get her fixed in the future but how big of a deal is it to have an open system? Mpg seems fine and towed my heavy boat to storage without issue....


Anyone have an idea of how critical this piece is?
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So decided to check my plugs and on the '13 there is a hard PVC tube inhibiting access to the middle plug on drivers side. I thought no problem, I'll just push it to the side and snap. Broken all the way at the base. I will likely get her fixed in the future but how big of a deal is it to have an open system? Mpg seems fine and towed my heavy boat to storage without issue....


Anyone have an idea of how critical this piece is?

That's the clean side that draws fresh air in to facilitate evacuation. You really want to make sure the fresh air source is filtered air. Personally, I would not drive my truck drawing in unfiltered air.
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That's the clean side that draws fresh air in to facilitate evacuation. You really want to make sure the fresh air source is filtered air. Personally, I would not drive my truck drawing in unfiltered air.

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That and unmetered air could cause a lean condition.
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That and unmetered air could cause a lean condition.
Ecoboost uses MAP not MAF, so unmetered air is not an issue.
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Ok so drive in clean air, but otherwise no immediate damage if i can throw something on it until I can get to it. Lol. I think I have to replace the big tube and it looks like a pita- the attachment piece that the black hose hooks to is what broke. But I can hear turbos better.

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If you just need the hose, you can order the whole piece from Tasca for like $6 plus shipping.

Or, if you are saying the barb broke off the turbo inlet pipe, yes that will be a pita to change. At one point, when I was considering drilling the passenger side pipe to install the Rx catch can, I think I remember the passenger side pipe for around $45-$50. I never priced the driver side pipe, but would think it would be about the same. Tasca will probably be your cheapest option.
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If you block it there shouldn't be too much of an issue. You will just not evacuate the crankcase. Shouldn't be an issue short term, atleast if the crankcase pressures up it can still go into the intake.
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