...replaced the broken hose. Cold idle is great, and I expect a lack of oil spots on the driveway now. Thanks for the write up.
Glad the thread helped you out, Stickbuilder! :thumbsup:
You should have replaced the entire CCV and the 4 hoses, along with cleaning out the guide tube. I know it sucks to go back in there, but if you didnt do these things, it would be prudent to do so.
OrientBlau, in some repairs where you spend many hours or days taking your engine apart to reach a faulty part
, I would agree with you that it would save you from having to double your effort later on by replacing nearby parts now that are likely to need replacement in the near future. But...
...This is a completely different story. In stark contrast to your proposal of taking many hours or a whole weekend to replace the CCV+4hoses (which entails taking a great deal of one's engine apart, not to mention reassembling it correctly), it takes less than 30 min to replace this one faulty hose (including the 5 min to remove and replace the air filter box and 10 mins to sit back and relish the idea of how much repair time and effort you avoided by this simple repair vs the PITA chore of a replacing a CCV+hoses, especially when those parts not even at fault). I mean, what's easier than replacing a hose that you can see and reach, and that just snaps into place on one end and is friction fit on the other? That is the beauty of this repair IMHO –– it is a very easy
repair of a major problem.
So actually, if Stickbuilder decided now to go as far as to replace his "good" CCV, he wouldn't be "going back
in there", because he was never "in there" to begin with. Going that far (for the CVV) is many many times harder and longer than what he has done by replacing this faulty hose). If the CCV does ever go bad, then he/we can approach that long and daunting PITA repair at that future time. The CCV and other hoses may never even go bad on our cars while we own them, so why waste one's time? I replaced my hose, as outlined on this thread, over a year ago, and have had no CCV/oil separator-related problems or codes since. Life is too short -- For me, I would much rather spend all that "good-CCV"-replacement time enjoying my girlfriend, friends and family.