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Old 05-10-2019, 07:35 PM   #11
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Just so the OP knows.............that conclusion on the PCV hose being bad means it has to be bad all the time is wildly incorrect. Have seen them bubblegum up the rubber to suck a soft hole in to leak then they reseal to run fine for maybe a month. BTDT. Until the next time. It has happened to countless others here onsite that swore the same thing.

I chased one such leak for over a year after it happened several times and after each the car went back to running fine for a long time. Never found it until it got bad enough to finally quit sealing back up. The hose rubber was like soft glue or bubblegum. Also, hose tears can suck apart to leak badly then the flap next time does not open up, looking at chaosian chance there, in no way is there a rule saying the leak has to be constant.

Car certainly has the age to do it, most do it before then.
I haven't made any conclusions yet. In the time since the incident it has not reoccurred.

The only thing that has changed is no longer have the lean codes P0171/P2195 but have now gotten the P0420 code. Odd timing with those that would be lean one day then not lean anymore but bad catalysts, maybe something happened to the cat converters. Though the behavior during the incident was different than what I have experienced with clogged catalytic's before (where would have a lack of power over a certain engine speed). Oh the mystery!

I haven't done anything yet, besides monitoring the situation. In 2 weeks when I have some time off from work I will try to look into things a bit while doing other work on the car (new shocks, struts, and maybe rear springs while I'm in there, and perhaps some other things if I can find them like color matching front bumper and hood if I can find one in good enough shape, or go black if I can find that instead).
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:53 AM   #12
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'...I do not believe that hose is the issue...'

That's a conclusion where I come from. Anyway, do as you will, all I'm saying is that the PCV hose is stuck up in a hot location and it would be odd if it DIDN'T go bad with higher miles, although a few might make it. I'm going by how many show to be bad onsite here, we get a lot of them.

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That's a conclusion where I come from. Anyway, do as you will, all I'm saying is that the PCV hose is stuck up in a hot location and it would be odd if it DIDN'T go bad with higher miles, although a few might make it. I'm going by how many show to be bad onsite here, we get a lot of them.
I am curious on something in regards to the PCV hose. When the PCV hose does fail, is it getting stuck closed preventing proper flow or is it opening up creating a vacuum leak?

I can see where a vacuum leak would cause issues (though normally would be most seen at low engine speeds, at "driving speeds" vacuum leaks should be less noticeable), but beyond increased pressures in the crankcase, which could lead to other issues, why/how would a blocked/collapsed PCV hose cause the symptoms that I had that day?
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