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Author Topic: New Valve Covers - PCV Valve?  (Read 1511 times)

Bob Schaefer

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« on: July 08, 2011, 05:24:56 AM »



So, I am going to go ahead and order a Mopar Performance twist on breather cap, but I wonder if there is an advantage one way or the other in having or not having a PCV valve. I just don't recall why it was that we didn't use it. I presume that the need for a breather is to avoid too much pressure building up in the top end.... does that mean I need a breather on each side?
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 05:34:57 AM »

The correct setup for a normally driven vehicle is 1 valve cover with a breather, and the other with the PCV-valve.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 08:01:26 AM »



It is better to run the PCV for street
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 09:27:42 AM »




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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 10:36:31 AM »

Close enough for a beer. Good job getting things accomplished.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 03:17:48 PM »


Quote from: schaefman

can you post some pictures of it? and by the way where did you buy your valve? how much does it cost and how to install it? any help would be much appreciated.


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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 08:27:10 AM »


Quote from: schaefman
 


Race motors that do not use a PCV use several breathers.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 04:32:47 AM »

I will be drilling out the hole to put a new grommet and a PCV, since it didn't come with the right size hole.
 
I need to do a good deal of work starting in Spring, just to get it going again.. I waited too long last year, to get the carb back on it, so it sat and dried out. First time I tried to drive it, it leaked oil and trans fluid all over, and made alot of noise from the rear drums...
 
After all the work I did over the summer, I had it running great, and it wasn't leaking anything. I let it run for half an hour, but I drove around the block, and there was a puddle of oil and tranny fluid underneath.
 
I think the trans leak could be from the old trans cooler lines, which I want to replace anyway, but I'm not sure.
 
The Oil leak, I'm not sure about, but I will dig in again when it warms up, and hopefully not waste another summer not being able to drive it. I would like to replace the oil pan anyway, if I can find a nice 187 pan, so maybe the gasket blew... I just hope it's not worse than that.
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