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Posted 18 December 2003 - 09:38 PM
Can anybody tell me real quick where the pcv valve is located on an 83 GL 1800 wagon? I looked at this vehicle with my customer and can't see it.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 10:58 PM
Posted 18 December 2003 - 11:38 PM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 09:47 AM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 10:50 AM
Word of caution though. The hose will more than likely be brittle. If you unthread the valve first you can usually get the hose off without breaking it.
Posted 19 December 2003 - 02:17 PM
Does anyone have a Brand and part #. Would NAPA be better than Autozone?
Posted 19 December 2003 - 02:30 PM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 02:32 PM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 10:10 PM
What's with the hostility towards NAPA? Jeez, as long as you give me the right info, I'll come up with the right part for you at this store!
88 GL wagon 5sp SPFI
Posted 19 December 2003 - 10:48 PM
While I'm sure that you have perfectly reasonable intentions to give out all the right parts.... your computer system will fail you occasionally.
I got my last PCV from a place called Discount Import Parts here local to me - got the right one. In fact - they have never given me the wrong part yet - but I'm sure it would happen given time. I think it was $2.99 or something...
Posted 20 December 2003 - 08:28 AM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 09:21 PM
Yeah, the guys that code in "per car" amounts sometimes mess up. If I flip the screen to Beck-Arnley bearings, or if I pull out the bearing paper catalog there is a specific message that it takes two bearings per side; plus I know by having done the job (what an annoying sound when one goes bad!) My best advice is to find a parts person who you trust that is willing to go beyond "that's what my computer tells me, so it must be right." From what I have heard from customers who come in to me cussing about getting the wrong parts down the street, I think NAPA has the best cataloging in the aftermarket.
You mean to tell me that if you put in my NAPA PCV valve into your car that is in good condition, that it will start sucking oil?
Do you actually have experience with this? If so, I'll get mine at Subaru too!
88 GL wagon 5spd SPFI D/R
Posted 22 December 2003 - 09:35 PM
i know the brakes were at one time listed wrong in the computer. the books seem to be right, but they never touch those things. napa can be pretty bad, unless you drill the parts guy, and make him cross reference stuff.
im a parts guy too, so i can bitch
Posted 22 December 2003 - 10:49 PM
(who doesn't know s**t, but is willing to look!)
Posted 22 December 2003 - 11:05 PM
20 years ago, well, I had him look for a timing belt for an EA81 :laugh:
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