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Hey again, Brit living in spain here

So as I said in my first post, my pcv system is messed up. I was getting exhaust smells coming in through the air vents as soon as I fired her up from cold, so assumed a leak in the exhaust system. After reading up on here, and a mechanic telling me there was nothing wrong :icon_eek: I located a massive crack on the crankcase breather elbow. Pretty obvious when you knew what to look for. I won't be using that mechanic again as I had already told him I thought that the PCV might be the source of the problem.

So, how easy is it to replace this system of tubes with really, really basic tools. I mean, I have a few smaller spanners and a couple of socket sets and screwdrivers. I am a plumber and heating engineer by trade and, after watching a you tube vid of a pro doing it, I think I can handle the manual side, but do I need specialist tools for it. I really dont want to take the intake manifold up as fuel systems etc are waaaaaay out of my ball park right now but I hope to build up my skills over time.

Oh and any good links to suppliers of the parts in UK or Spain would be really helpful


MInd how you go

Tom
 

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Sound like something you should be able to do with no problem. The hardest thing is usually getting the one time use clamps off.
 

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Thanks Urlik, the engineer in the video I watched had long pry bars and tub pullers so I was a bit wary. Really don't want to go spending $$ on new tools for a one time use
 

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Taking the manifold off is the best way to go unless you have small hands that fit it that cramped space and be super careful so you don't break anything else. You don't have to deal with the fuel system, the injectors rail comes out as a piece.
 

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Thanks Urlik, the engineer in the video I watched had long pry bars and tub pullers so I was a bit wary. Really don't want to go spending $$ on new tools for a one time use
You don't have to use one time clamps like they do in the video. Appropriate size hose clamps that use a screwdriver works fine.
 
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