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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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PCV 90 degree elbow

OK, so I've known for a long time that GM only makes the 'PCV pipe', part 12556257, complete and doesn't make the often deteriorating rubber elbow piece that connects the steel pipe to the PCV valve as a separate part. GD BASTARDS! And also, if anyone cares to know, the retail price is now (gasp) $45! Just three years ago you could get these for around $12-15. so here's the question - has anyone used one of Dorman/Motormite/Help PCV 90 degree elbows? I've seen some that look like they may be the right diameter. Does hose diameter matter in terms of flow of vacuum to the PCV?

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On both of my 96's I have used a delco spark plug boot (right angle one) and clamped it on the PCV valve. Been on one car for 10k and still going strong.

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I can't remember what I paid, but Mike 94MSP9C1 got me the whole PCV tube elbow and all through Hamilton Chevy for a good price. Nowhere near $45 last year when I bought it. Check with him, he might be able to get one reasonably. I think it was under $20...
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I can't remember what I paid, but Mike 94MSP9C1 got me the whole PCV tube elbow and all through Hamilton Chevy for a good price. Nowhere near $45 last year when I bought it. Check with him, he might be able to get one reasonably. I think it was under $20...
Yeah, $45 is full retail. You can get one from Jason at Sam Taylor Buick for about $30. That's our ImpalaSS club discount. But hell, even $30 is way out of line...

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why not just get a pcv valve for the older small block chevys that have a right angle at top and go straight into that

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- has anyone used one of Dorman/Motormite/Help PCV 90 degree elbows?
When I changed mine, I brought my elbow with to Napa and was able to make a similar elbow fit with some trimming. I believe you could also get an extra of the hose on the opposite end (connects to front of intake) and cut that to fit.

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I picked up an emission hose from advance auto, it was four dollars. I'm at work & don't have the part number with me, but it's 3/8" hose & has 2 90 degree bends in it. I just cut it to size and it fit right on. I've done this with 3 of my cars, no problems.

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Can you replace the entire line, metal and all, with a regular vacuum hose? I made one fit the other day, but not sure if im going to use it or not.

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Kiddpitt is right.

I used a hose that would fit the Pcv valve. A couple of bucks, Cut to fit, done.
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On both of my 96's I have used a delco spark plug boot (right angle one) and clamped it on the PCV valve. Been on one car for 10k and still going strong.
i did this same thing due to not finding this elbow used a spark boot wire and works well.

oops sorry i did this for the emission side going into the throttlebody.i actually bought one of the stealership due to leak but it was like 18 bucks.let me know ill try and see if i can get one for you just pay for part and shipping.

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