The old PCV valve is plastic, two parts - the valve/casing and the 90
degree bend that goes into the hose. The "hose" is actually hard
plastic with about a 2" rubber piece on the end that connects to the
The 90 bend piece WILL NOT come out of the hose.
The problem? The replacement I bought at Advance Auto is also two
piece, the PCV casing is metal, the 90 bend is plastic. But softer
plastic than the hard-as-nails original. I figured what the heck, i
could just use the new PCV valve and the old 90 degree bend piece,
right? No go - the new metal valve has a bit of a lip on the top that,
while fitting fine into the softer plastic end piece that came with
it, WILL NOT fit into the old hard plastic one. It doesn't have any
give to it at all.
Is there a trick to getting that old hard plastic 90 degree bend piece
out of the hose? It seems locked in there good....like there's a
fitting or something under the rubber piece that's hooked to the
I've also just finished replacing the front 3 plugs. What a PITA. Had
to drop the electric fan to get a socket onto #5 & #6. I'm taking a
break before I go out and try the back 3. That looks like its going to
be a treat..... Remind me, if I ever meet him, to kick the guy that
looked at the 3.8, then the Taurus and said "Sure it'll fit" in the
nads. Hard, fast & repeatedly.