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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
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Is there a way to test the PCV system without removing intake to get at PCV valve and vent hose? I want check the PCV system if possible and then a compression check is in line.
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Kev2, Thanks for the downloads. I have replaced the PCV valve and hose twice. About every 4 to 5 years the hose gives out,
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Mobile Dan, As you suggested I placed a piece of light cardboard 1/2" above oil fill . See above video please.
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    I thought I had the video issue fixed, I am attaching the file again. Thanks all.
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Here is what a heavy piece of paper does at idle, hot engine, held over the oil filler hole, cap removed. See video please
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    Kev2 do you know where they put the PCV valve on these 2.3 liters. Between the intake and the block. The PCV valve snaps into the block and is then connected to a rubber hose on the other end to the intake. I have replaced that PCV hose twice already because it will collapse and/or tear, along...
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    Air Pressure at oil filler cap

    There is air pressure blowing out of the oil filler when cap is removed and engine running. If cap is left off engine will stumble, when cap is put back on engine returns to normal idle. No oil bowing out. No noticeable engine problems driving. Oil is changed about every 2,500 miles (about 8...
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    Self installed dash indicator light burns out often

    Just to bring you up to date and for me to say Thank You for all that replied to my post. I decided to go with a 1/2 watt , 150 ohm resistor. It is a little hard to see in the bright daylight, but also is not distracting at night. I made connections plug-in so I also made a plug-in with double...
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    Self installed dash indicator light burns out often

    By adding two resistors in parallel the resistance goes down. I suppose each resistor allows X amount of current pass, so when you add a resistor you add to the current flow. Please see my high tech drawing attached to be sure I have it correct.
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    Self installed dash indicator light burns out often

    Well, I went to Radio Shack and in 1/2 watt resistor they had 100 or 150 ohm. No 120 ohm) I went with the 150 ohm. I may switch to the 100 ohm. I'll give the 150 ohm a try for a couple weeks. Thanks grcauto for all the tech info and Mobile Dan always a good idea!
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    Self installed dash indicator light burns out often

    OK, I hooked up a 9V battery to a spare lamp, same as the one in the van, and found the lamp to still be too bright. I then remembered my old battery charger has a 6V and 12V setting, so I hooked up the lamp to 6V and find that would work just fine for brightness. So, do I need about a...
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    Self installed dash indicator light burns out often

    The package on the Lamp Assembly that I am now using reads: 12VDC -100mA (I think that is 100/1000 amp or 0.1 amp) I am also a bit confused with 25 ohm resistor 1 watt resistor 1/4 amp=45 ohms I can turn a wrench, but when it comes to ohms, watts, resistors, not so good.
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    Self installed dash indicator light burns out often

    If a resistor is used under dash, will heat generated by the resistor be an issue? By an issue I mean the resistor touching other wires or anything under dash. Will it need to be isolated for safety reasons? I don't remember how warm a resistor gets, especially in a 12V application.