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Old 25 Jun 2007, 06:42 pm
mjc13
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Default PCV Valve Question - '95 Civic EX

I got an oil & filter change today, along with the air filter, and
since I have a new (non-OEM) PCV valve on hand, I decided to check the
existing one. It *looks* pretty new, but I'm not sure it always clicks
when I squeeze the breather hose. The engine makes enough noise to make
me uncertain. The idle does drop every time I squeeze that hose, though.
Any idea if this proves the valve is ok or not?
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 10:57 pm
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Default Re: PCV Valve Question - '95 Civic EX

mjc13<REMOVETHIS> wrote:
> I got an oil & filter change today, along with the air filter, and
> since I have a new (non-OEM) PCV valve on hand, I decided to check the
> existing one. It *looks* pretty new, but I'm not sure it always clicks
> when I squeeze the breather hose. The engine makes enough noise to make
> me uncertain. The idle does drop every time I squeeze that hose, though.
> Any idea if this proves the valve is ok or not?


what mileage?

if in doubt, replace. but not with anything other than oem for pcv
valves - the after-market stuff can be abysmal.
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Old 25 Jun 2007, 11:18 pm
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Default Re: PCV Valve Question - '95 Civic EX

jim beam wrote:
> mjc13<REMOVETHIS> wrote:
>
>> I got an oil & filter change today, along with the air filter, and
>> since I have a new (non-OEM) PCV valve on hand, I decided to check the
>> existing one. It *looks* pretty new, but I'm not sure it always clicks
>> when I squeeze the breather hose. The engine makes enough noise to
>> make me uncertain. The idle does drop every time I squeeze that hose,
>> though. Any idea if this proves the valve is ok or not?

>
>
> what mileage?
>
> if in doubt, replace. but not with anything other than oem for pcv
> valves - the after-market stuff can be abysmal.



141k miles. This one was *probably* installed at 94k miles, although
it looks newer than that. So what's worse, a sticky OEM valve (if this
is - it's blue) or a properly functioning aftermarket cheapo valve? Can
I test the new valve before installing it? I can get OEM, but not right
away.
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Old 26 Jun 2007, 12:28 am
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Default Re: PCV Valve Question - '95 Civic EX

mjc13<REMOVETHIS> wrote:
> jim beam wrote:
>> mjc13<REMOVETHIS> wrote:
>>
>>> I got an oil & filter change today, along with the air filter, and
>>> since I have a new (non-OEM) PCV valve on hand, I decided to check
>>> the existing one. It *looks* pretty new, but I'm not sure it always
>>> clicks when I squeeze the breather hose. The engine makes enough
>>> noise to make me uncertain. The idle does drop every time I squeeze
>>> that hose, though. Any idea if this proves the valve is ok or not?

>>
>>
>> what mileage?
>>
>> if in doubt, replace. but not with anything other than oem for pcv
>> valves - the after-market stuff can be abysmal.

>
>
> 141k miles. This one was *probably* installed at 94k miles, although
> it looks newer than that. So what's worse, a sticky OEM valve (if this
> is - it's blue) or a properly functioning aftermarket cheapo valve? Can
> I test the new valve before installing it? I can get OEM, but not right
> away.


in my experience, aftermarket on things like this often don't work well
even when new. i'd stick with the old one in preference.
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Old 26 Jun 2007, 03:21 am
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Default Re: PCV Valve Question - '95 Civic EX

jim beam wrote:
> > 141k miles. This one was *probably* installed at 94k miles, although
> > it looks newer than that. So what's worse, a sticky OEM valve (if this
> > is - it's blue) or a properly functioning aftermarket cheapo valve? Can
> > I test the new valve before installing it? I can get OEM, but not right
> > away.

>
> in my experience, aftermarket on things like this often don't work well
> even when new. i'd stick with the old one in preference.


You can try cleaning the old one out with some carb clean.

Eric
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