Thanks. I learned from my 2nd gen Escort that cleaned usually won't past as long as new. Plus its cheap. Existing elbow looks extremely hard and brittle.Yes it is that simple.... Just an FYI, A lot of times you can avoid having to by a new one simply by cleaning your existing one. Remove the PCV valve and elbow and clean/soak them with carb/throttle body cleaner then rinse with hot soapy water. You should be able to shake it and hear the ball/plug rattling inside the valve.
http://www.feoa.net/threads/what-to-do-when-it-all-goes-wrong.83459/ lolI hear ya! It's never fun having to get out the stud puller/extractor, or even worse yet, the drill and tap. Not always much room in the engine bay to do that sort of operation.
[twothumbs] Been there done that! I've had to use time-serts a few times. Once or twice on Ford spark plug blow outs.
I got two hoses with it the elbow for the pcv and a longer breather tube hose with silver heat wrap on it. I think it was from the valve cover to the air boxMake sure to check both hoses. Just replaced the rubber hose in the back of motor (it collapse) And the elbow it was dry rotted.
I see that. On break i went out and removed the airbox hose and compare. I will be able to get under it in a few days and take a look. I imagine it needs to be accessed from the bottom. Thanks for the tip!On mine that long tube with the thermal wrap goes from the end of steel PCV tube to the back of the intake manifold. There should be a metal tube that goes the width of the cylinder head. That is the one that the PCV & elbow plug into. Then on the other end that wrapped tube continues onto the lower part of the intake manifold in the back.