jon69 0 Posted May 23, 2008 Report Share Posted May 23, 2008 Ok...apologies for length and apologies if already posted but i may be able to save u a few Â£Â£ in the process !.....I spotted an apparent "common fault" on my vr6 (fault posted on a few websites in past anyway)...Involves one of my air hoses leading from throttle housing to top left of my OBD2 engine crankcase with a small valve called a p.c.v linked in-between it (see pics attached below). [im This little baby has split at the pcv valve, this is moulded black sealed plastic an has perished and split thus causing air and oil residue to blow out. This can alledgedly, be stripped and cleaned and diaphram replaced as part of your "home tuning" hobby to aid engine breathing and fuel efficiency however as in my case and many others you will have to or prefer to purchase a new pcv valve/hoses/attachments.....Now this is where it gets tricky as I managed to find a few sources on the web ranging from Â£54 to Â£135 including or not including extra air hose attachment or just the pcv valve....even a chap on ebay wanting Â£34 for his "as new" pcv valve only .... or with air hose for extra Â£12 not inc p&p...as i write this (23/05/08)! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140234433956&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching#ebayphotohostingIf you pop to vw dealers and quote part number :3A0129615E they will charge you Â£74.50 ex vat!!! however they say this has been deleted from stock and no replacement has been issued, anyway this vw part is, as usual more than umay need ie; lots of pipes , the required pcv valve and other bits n pieces to try to justify this small problem with their massive cost!!Now if its just a split valve like mine (common fault) then write this part number down and pop to your local FORD dealer ...yes u read correctly!....: FOR 7364573 :valve assembly for a galaxy v6 circa 1996-onwards. The engine in it is our beloved VW 2.8efi v6. Cost : Â£26.89 includes the vat. Now also on my search many vr6 owners suggest replacing such faulty item with a "catch tank" ie; removing the pcv inlet valve altogether and clamping hose from throttle housing pipe and placing some small container to other pipe leading from cranckcase to collect the reside oil from vapour exhausted out!.....mmmmm tricky when u think that the pcv is there for a reason and i believe it assists the fuel/air mixture via the engine ecu amongst other things!! mpg out window time me suspects, but im no expert on this one. Sooooo if its just to clean/replace for piece of mind or indeed as in my case you stumble upon its fault then pop to ford and not vw to save yourselves the Â£60 inc vat or more and potentially improve ur mpg which is a brucie bonus lol..... pm me if u want further info on this if u wishok & good luck!pics 1 & 2 are my oily split pcv pic 3 is whole assemble for sale as seperate parts on ebay but also on other parts sites inc vw dealerpic 4 is pcv valve that ford sell seperate Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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