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Old 10-27-2010, 11:51 AM
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PCV question

The old owner of my car replaced the stock PCV hose with one from WeaponR. It's sweating motor oil. Problem?

Who makes a good catch can?

PCV delete good idea?
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Re: PCV question

see if you can blow thru the PCV. if you can't, than its kaput. since its a 1-way valve you should only be able to blow air into it, and not suck air out.
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Re: PCV question

Yeah I know, there is another way to test it as well and I don't think it responded. This is my second PCV in I dunno, 3 months? I'm pretty sure the PCV works though, I'm just not sure why oil is getting up in the hose to the IM. I think all preludes do that which is why I'm wondering about a catch can.
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Re: PCV question

soda bottle with two hoses will work as a stylish new catch can lol
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Re: PCV question

if i pull my pvc it sucks when i put something next to it...
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Re: PCV question

Copied this post of preludepower.

a bad PCV (usually sticks closed when they go bad)
causes things like oil burning and/or oil leaks. both are due to excessive crankcase pressure.

I dont believe you can let too much crankcase air through the PCV...if its stuck open you just get circulation when you shouldnt (at full throttle)

really...the PCV valve is either open or closed...

to test the valve, start the engine, get out of the car and pinch the hose leading to the PCV valve. if the valve clicks when you pinch and release the hose, its good. if it doesnt click, replace it and recheck

oh and that old "make sure it flows air one way and not the other" doesnt necessarily mean a damn thing...some good valves flow air both ways...*shrug*
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Re: PCV question

change the grommet also
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Re: PCV question

Yea I know about the pinching. That was kind of the thing I was talking about. I don't really think the pcv is bad though, I'm thinking it has something to do with the major vacuum leak that I have. Going to be replacing every gasket on my IM soon and cleaning out the vtec solonoid, tps, iacv, fitv, etc..

Then I'll see whats up. Although my real question was who out there makes a good catch can? And why is the hose sweating oil? Bad pcv or not I don't think oil should be gettin up in there. Although like I said before, I thought that was pretty common on the ludes which is why so many people have catch cans...
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