This is a discussion on PVC valve within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was told to maintenance the PCV valve in my TA. What exactly is it and what do i have ...
12-01-2006, 10:55 AM #1
I was told to maintenance the PCV valve in my TA. What exactly is it and what do i have to do to it?
Last edited by GottaHaveLS1; 12-01-2006 at 01:39 PM.1999 Trans Am M6
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12-01-2006, 11:31 AM #2
Replace it. Who told you too maint it? Throwing any codes?
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12-01-2006, 11:53 AM #3
"PCV" PVC is what plumbers use...
The PCV has to do with relieving positive crankcase pressure through the valve covers. Older motors used to have a "breather" filter. But because of stricter government standards and improvements in design, cars come equiped with a PCV system that vents the gases back into the intake. The PCV valve can get gummed up and not operate like it should. Since it's a relatively cheap part, the best thing to do is just replace it. Get one from a local parts store and then look under your hood (by your valve covers). You can't miss it.
12-01-2006, 01:38 PM #4
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12-02-2006, 01:51 PM #6
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12-02-2006, 02:20 PM #7
What are the benefits of replacing the PCV valve?
12-02-2006, 03:00 PM #8
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When your PCV valve is clogged it doesn't allow your crank to breathe...you lose efficiency ( gas mileage) and RWHP when she cannot breathe..\This is my signature. It is mine. Nobody else has one like it.
12-02-2006, 04:03 PM #9
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