TheGSRGuy on Dec/11/08 said:That's what I suspected. It's a "lifetime" part, sorta like the cat converter and fuel filter.
codenamezero on Dec/12/08 said:You need to change it when is clogged. Take it out, shake it, if you hear ticking sound, that means the valve inside is still good, but if you shake it and got no sound, that means is clogged and should be replace. You should see improve gas mileage after replacing the valve.
From my extreme to another!!!! Providing that the hose is still pliable and the plastic is not brittle, sure it takes only a minute to replace. True it's dirt cheap for the valve at Advanced Auto, or the like, but as for OEM ho$e$...soundguy787 on Dec/11/08 said:Quote: johnnykaye on Dec/11/08So you say you notice oil buildup... can we assume that you can remove it to see the gunk? If so just replace it, the plastic gets brittle over time. If you haven't got it out I say LEAVE IT ALoNE!!! I replaced mine once, what a pain in the A-S-S ! Reason was that it was the original but it cracked. 45 bucks total for the replacement hoses from an Acura dealer and the valve. Good thing though the hose to the breather was shot anyway.
My god! $45 to replace it? Pain in the ass? I typicly replace mine every time i do a tune up. Around $3- and if you need a hose goto Advance Auto and pick one up for $1 or so. Takes me all of 15-30 Seconds to do...
This is the test experts do.NEVER!! just put to your mouth and blow adn suck, its a one way valve, it you can blow and suck its bad.
This is the test experts do.
My G3 with under 100k went on auto gas pedal that I had to move it to Neutral. Then the manifold was cleaned and the mechanic had me change the PCV after his mouth test.
It is cheap - yes getting it off the hose is tricky - so I removed from the engine first and then just twist - it break loose - some threads:
RockAuto has it too.
It should be part of the tune up: Air filter, PCV .... anything else to add to the list?
Replacing the hose, need to be careful on the product - there are some poor quality for this purpose.
It's about $20 shipped for the PCV valve and all hoses from rockauto or about $40 from the Acura dealership. Assuming everything else is in good repair i wouldn't replace it more than once every 60-80K as part of a regular maintenance regime. Also I think that was a decade long necro...