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Old 12-08-2013, 11:11 AM
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Default 07 and up PCV Valve

Pardon me if this has been discussed already. I searched and came up empty. But on the 07 and up 5.3's is there a pcv valve? And is it necessary to change it if it is only an orifice type? I can't even find a part number for it. Some sites suggested cleaning it out if it only an orifice and putting it back??
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If I'm not mistaken the PCV valve is built into the driver's side valve cover, so the entire valve cover must be replaced to replace the PCV valve. The part number I have for the left valve cover for an 07 Tahoe is 12570427, last checked it cost $87.35 (GMPartsdirect). I got that part number confirmed from GMpartsdirect.com for my 07 Tahoe. Oh and that part number supposedly includes a new valve cover gasket.
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thanks for that info. figured it was something silly since i couldn't find anything on it
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thanks for that info. figured it was something silly since i couldn't find anything on it
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Here is a picture of the PCV hose, you can see where it routes to....
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So being that it's almost $100. Do you think it's worth the preventative maintenance? How would you know if it were bad?
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My feeling is if you change the oil regularly and don't have excessive blow-by, the PCV shouldn't require maintenance. But that's just me.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:36 PM
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Are you seeing any oil consumption issues, rough idle, those are items that could be related to the PVC.
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If I'm not mistaken the PCV valve is built into the driver's side valve cover, so the entire valve cover must be replaced to replace the PCV valve. The part number I have for the left valve cover for an 07 Tahoe is 12570427, last checked it cost $87.35 (GMPartsdirect). I got that part number confirmed from GMpartsdirect.com for my 07 Tahoe. Oh and that part number supposedly includes a new valve cover gasket.

Careful with GM parts direct, they dont always have the right #'s. They gave me the wrong numbers for the front left wheel well. It really confused the parts guy at the Chevy dealer closest to me. I was giving him one number while he was getting an entirely different one from the GM data base. I mentioned GMpartsdirect he simply said "Oh thats why, GM has nothing to do with and is not affiliated in any way with GM Parts Direct. They are a separate company." I found that to be quite interesting...
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Rock Auto is also a good place to check for both price and part number, often times Rock Auto will have pictures of the said part...as a third check, check Amazon... I have found the best prices between Amazon and Rock Auto, if you are a Prime Member the shipping is two days free...


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