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I decided that I should change my PCV valve because it probably hasn't been changed in the last 30K. Fist off, I broke the hose going to it and found that it was discontinued.

Question 1: does anyone reman these things? I am planning on using a straight piece if hose for now.

Next, I decided that the gromet needed to be changed too. I then noticed that the gromet was hard as a rock. So I began to pull on it with some needle nose pliers, but I could only get pieces. After some tugging and necessary swearing, I got that thing out, but...

Question 2: Will those few small pieces I lost in the engine hurt anything? Could a vaccuum help?

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Shaun.
 

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I used a straight hose but I am thinking I will add a 90 elbow for better flow.
I do not think you need to worry about the parts that fell inside as there is a cover and it will not get into the enternals.
 

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Sorry but I have to disagree about the small pieces getting down into the engine...the valley pan is not completely sealed from front to back...there is some space for small pieces to get through...I would pull the intake to be safe...but that's me...as for the PVC valve hose just get #10055808 from your local GM dealer...it needs to be trimmed but fits perfect...
 

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Its a judgement call. I would not pull the manifold. The pieces are only hard rubber. It will eventuality make it to the oilpan.
most will come out with a few oil changes and the rest may stick to the oil pickup screen with pieces of your stock timing chain. See what comes out from the oil change first and match up the puzzle pieces


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ULYCYC,

What are the chances that one or more of these will plug up an oil return passage? If this happens could this affect the oiling system in a harmful way?

Just wondering,

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There are 6 large holes size of a quarter for oil return in the lifter galley. The rubber grommet pieces should get through easy and rest in the oil pan. If it was a washer or a nut swimming around I would be more concerned. Like I said its a judgement call. This is what "I" would do. Someone said pull the intake. Thats his approach and not wrong either.


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Some may say this is wrong, but you COULD just turn your Buick upside down and shake it until all the little rubber pieces came back out of the hole.

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The deed is done. Thanks for the part number MSDGN. I will pretend that those pieces arn't even there. Thanks for the help everyone.
 
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