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    Need help finding a part

    I recently discovered that a small section of my PCV had a hole in it and was allowing unmetered air to enter the engine. The part I'm looking for is about 3 inches long and connects to the intake behind the throttle body on the passenger side. I've had no luck finding the part as of yet. I checked with Advance Auto and Auto Zone, and I've also checked online at places like Rock Auto but have not been able to locate the part. I've fixed the hole temporarily, but would obviously like a more permanent fix. I've included a pic of the part in question. If anybody has dealt with this part or can point me in the right direction as far as finding it or fixing the problem by other means, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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    There are some home depot or lowes fixes you can try if you can't find the boot. Unfortunately you have to replace the entire system. That's a $90 part from the dealer. If you don't drive your car in the winter, you can toss the heat sync that is bolted to the block.

    Your best bet would be a PCV Catch Can setup.

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    You you search for PCV Catch Can you'll find several write ups. Below is a simple fix for a few bucks to make it by.

    Before the fix:

    After the fix:


    The brass fitting can be found for about $4 at lowes or home depot.
    The emissions line was about $2 at Auto Zone.
    The hose clamps were a couple of bucks.

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    Thanks. The catch can is on my to-do list.

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    More than likely it it has deteriorated on the back of the intake as well. The thousands of heat cycles make the plastic brittle. The rubber boots as you can see start to deteriorate. There is a splitter next to the OPSU behind the intake that usually melts and falls apart as well. So It would be worth it to either replace the system or convert to the LS6 PCV system. Just depends on how deep you want to get into it. You should be able to squeeze your arm behind the intake from the passenger side if you don't have an EGR and feel if it's intact.

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    Here's the link on how to make your own PCV replacement
    PCV Valve Recommendation / Housing Modification

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    Try an old spark plug boot in place of the molded hose section. I replaced the entire hose assembly on our car -- not cheap! I later added a catch can and agree that it is a very worthwhile addition to the system.

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    Thanks guys. I've got some special tape I picked up over the weekend that I've been using to wrap around the section with the hole in it. Works decent, at least for a few days. The spark plug boot is actually a pretty good idea, Jeff-I might just have to give it a try.

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