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      05-04-2012 03:07 PM #1
      I need some help, in a hurry, car started running like garbage and idling terrible.
      Popped the hood and there this was
      Can anyone tell me what this part is? Lol
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      05-04-2012 07:02 PM #2
      PCV valve. Looks like all you really need is a new grommet, and poss a VC gasket when you put that on.
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      05-05-2012 06:20 AM #3
      Try to be careful when removing the old lower half of the grommet. Use a small screwdrived and some needle nose pliers. If it starts falling apart then it would be wise to remove the valve cover as you don't want the small pieces roaming around in there. They really should not do much damage as they are softer then any other parts under the cover but they could hamper return oil or cause some un-wanted rubbing and such.

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      05-05-2012 07:58 AM #4
      Thanks!
      You guys are great..
      Assuming I can't drive this, as is?
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      05-05-2012 02:11 PM #5
      Not unless you want more oil over the top of the motor.
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      05-05-2012 04:19 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by WaterWheels View Post
      Try to be careful when removing the old lower half of the grommet. Use a small screwdrived and some needle nose pliers. If it starts falling apart then it would be wise to remove the valve cover as you don't want the small pieces roaming around in there. They really should not do much damage as they are softer then any other parts under the cover but they could hamper return oil or cause some un-wanted rubbing and such.
      Looks like the bottom part may have already fell in, since the valve itself fell off with the main part of the grommet still on it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jma80 View Post
      Thanks!
      You guys are great..
      Assuming I can't drive this, as is?
      Yes you can, but if you do, take a paper towel and plug up the valve port so it won't run like ass with that vacuum leak.

      You may get a mist of oil on the inside of the hood, but it shouldn't be too bad (assuming you don't have shot rings). I drove for over half a year and cross country with my valve cover port open. No problems, except the fumes getting into the cabin. Not much of a mess at all. Of course, if the screen in the valve cover is really clogged up, that could lead to some spraying.
      I really suck at smog.

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