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1998 Ford Mustang Question: What is.suppose.to be in the hole with a garment on top the valve cover on left

 

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travis l, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Potwin, KS, October 19, 2013, 23:31
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I opened hood and there wasnt anything in mine and was.smelling oil burning on exhaust and lost gas mileage and motor idles up down from 1100 rpm too 800

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    October 20, 2013, 03:00
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    FORD did not use the 2.3 four cylinder in a 98 Mustang! However i am going to guess it is the pcv valve you are talking about, it should be there somewhere hanging on a hose close by gromet.

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    travis l, October 20, 2013, 15:04
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    Yes it is a 3.8 it put the 4 cyl on there itself. Anyway the passenger side has no pcv in it and the other pcv is run to the breather tube??

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    pushrod, October 20, 2013, 15:47
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    Only one pcv valve! The breather is what lets the pcv valve work! So you need a pcv valve! Engine should be running rough or to fast at idle, is it? Google image search: (98 3.8 ford pcv valve location) on my screen it was the top left picture, click on one of these to see where it goes! Also under the hood is a vacuum hose diagram, check that out as well.

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