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Old 08-02-2019, 08:31 AM  
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PCV valve cleaning

Hi,

I have difficulty removing the PCV valve it is stuck badly and I don't want to spend time on removing intake manifold. I have replaced the hose easily with a long plier and I even have a new valve but I can't remove the old one it only twists quarter of a round.

My question is, is it safe for the engine adding brake or throttle cleaner directly on the valve with a help of a tiny hose that can attach the cleaner can?

I believe the residue will reenter the combustion chamber and gets quickly burned and in this way it gets clean.


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As long as the one way valve is still working, run it.
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Hi,

I have difficulty removing the PCV valve it is stuck badly and I don't want to spend time on removing intake manifold. I have replaced the hose easily with a long plier and I even have a new valve but I can't remove the old one it only twists quarter of a round.

My question is, is it safe for the engine adding brake or throttle cleaner directly on the valve with a help of a tiny hose that can attach the cleaner can?

I believe the residue will reenter the combustion chamber and gets quickly burned and in this way it gets clean.
Simon,
A bit of brake cleaner, etc, will not hurt anything in the engine.

Good luck
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