This is a discussion on step by step PCV valve change w/ pics within the Engine Performance forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; Originally Posted by WRXcruiser i think its your computer. i see the pictures. Yep, I guess they block the pics ...
Am i wrong to think the little tube below the PCV valve should be atached to the PCV valve
I got to it and it is just exposed. I would most likely think it should be connected. Oh the asshatery of the previous owner never ceases.
So the hose does connect right. The valve doesn't just drip on to an open pipe below.
I am serious BTW. I don't know what this thing does.
i cant tell what the hell im lookin at in that picture, but yes there should be a hose over the pcv valve
i had a check engine light for the past few days now, and decided to get it diagnosed at a local shop near my place, they told me it was a pvc valve ...
could what your explaining be the cause of my check engine light? or does it have nothing to do with it?
if thats the case, screw the 300 bucks they're charging me to relieve the problem.
Oh and three hours to get it off and one to get it all back together.
Last edited by Not-EWRX; 12-21-2007 at 11:02 AM.
it only took me about 15 mins to swap the pcv valve w/ an extra set of hands. its really easy for me to get the turbo inlet hose back on b/c my small girl hands can grab it under the I/C and pull it onto the turbo, while my friend holds the i/c for me and keeps it lined up. before you put the hoses back on make sure your I/C bracket is above the mounting bracket on the drivers side, no brainer but a friendly reminder to save time.
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it sucks that the IC has to be removed to replace this because my IC is a PITA to remove. its huge and the y-pipe is just barely too small. took me a full day of fidgeting to get it on there with no leaks when i did the turbo swap
Havent seen any pics of what the PCV for a 04 WRX looks like, so here they are for all of those out there looking for it. Its not located in the same spot. You dont even have to remove the IC to see it, just look at the gap thats right infront of the turbo. Look down in there and you'll see the PCV. Someone on here said that Subaru made this part so that it does not need to be changed out anymomre, dont know about that. Fromm my understanding they always have to be changed out on cars cause of the buildup they get after so long. Check it out, hope it helps you guys out. paid 12$ or so.
Last edited by Noktrnal1; 01-27-2008 at 07:45 PM.
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The pictures in the first post are not working anymore - it shows a message from photobucket (where they were hosted) saying it is over quota. If someone can send me the photos I can host them on a server that won't have that problem. And it will help me learn how to do this on an 02 WRX. I just got to 60k so it's time to replace the PCV I guess.