View Full Version : PCV valve ideas?

04-19-2002, 02:49 PM
Here's the problem. I changed my oil last weekend, and took my car in for a tune-up. I couldn't get the full tune-up, but one of the mechanics came out and topped off all the levels for me, checked belts, etc. My car has been getting really shitty gas mileage lately...I only get about 330 miles out of a tank, when I normally get 350+. I bought a new PCV valve, which the mechanic agreed was most likely the root of the shitty mileage (it's old as fuck) but I can't get the old one out of the rubber hose it's fitted into.
Does anybody know of any sort of lube or anything that I could use to get it out. I already tried WD-40 and Liquid Wrench, but it won't budge.
Help Please. :grin:

04-19-2002, 02:53 PM
just take a pair of vice grips and put on the part that connects to the hose...then pull it around in a circle to loosen it...i had this problem with mine and i got it off doin this no problem...

I am the ones tires fear, only because I like to smoke them.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: VTEC-Accord18729 on 2002-04-19 13:53 ]</font>

04-19-2002, 02:56 PM
Cool man, thanks for the timely response! Goin out 2 do it right now :grin:

04-19-2002, 04:29 PM
thats a good idea...but u said 330 is shitty mileage...not really +/- 20miles from the usual isnt that shitty...if u said +/- 50 i could understand but fluctuations like that arent that uncommon...mabybe uve driven a bit harder than usual?

04-19-2002, 08:08 PM
Brabus, yeah I thought of that, and I had been drivin' it hard last weekend after the oil change, but since then I've been takin' it rather easy, and it still came up at 317 miles on the last tank when the gas light came on. Good point though.

VTEC-18729...mission accomplished. Good call :grin:

I'll take it easy on this next tank and see if the mileage goes back 2 normal.

Thanks again 4 the help.