Re: [DML] PCV valve failure [was: Unprotected DeLorean Ignition Circuit]
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Re: [DML] PCV valve failure [was: Unprotected DeLorean Ignition Circuit]

Does your new intake accommodate PCV?  if not, Did you leave the breather hose open to the atmosphere?  or cap it off?

For what it is worth, lots of people running with turbos remove the PCV function from the engine.  The gasses typically escape in to the atmosphere through the open hose on the oil breather.  IMHO, David's theory only makes sense if you capped off the large hose on the oil breather.  That is the route of least resistance for the crankcase gasses to escape.  I don't see how enough "stuff" could escape through the distributor to cause a fire if the breather is unobstructed.

--- On Tue, 6/24/08, Farrar <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Now that's an interesting theory! I've never had a PCV valve fail before 
on any of my cars or truck. I understood that they are extremely low 
maintenance. But you'd know more than me about this stuff, so let me 
pick your brain. :-)

Is it common for PCV valves to fail while a car is sitting? Or could it 
have been on the way to failure and the fact that it happened when and 
where it happened (after an 800-mile trip and a two-day rest) could have 
been a mere coincidence?

Farrar Hudkins
#2613 "Sparky"



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