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I wanted to know if someone can show me the location of the PCV valve. I have a 2011 Forester and can not find it. A picture or video would be great. Thanks 

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If you have oil consumption, make sure you try an OEM Subaru PCV valve ONLY! Aftermarket are garbage. 

And if that doesn't fix the oil consumption then you need new rings. 

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General dissorder 

  Where is the valve located under the hood so I can change it out. I can’t find it. Thanks. 

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Picture is at the right side of engine, looking sideways.  Follow the hose at the red arrow.  Will go down to engine block, there is the PCV.  This is a 2007, so will be a bit different on yours.  

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Why is it so hard to find the PCV valve for a 2011 Forester. I keep looking under the hood and I can’t find it. If you know where it is please let me know. Thanks. 

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General disorder    

  How hard is the PCV valve in the video to get to and replace. Thanks. 

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General disorder. 

  Thanks. From the video it looks like it’s in a spot that is hard to reach. 

   If it’s not to much trouble. What socket is needed thanks. I really appreciate it. 

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I appreciate very much. Thanks. This is my first ever experience with a Subaru vehicle.  

 I mainly work on Toyota’s. Thanks. 

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Subaru's are much easier to work on than most any Toyota. 

But that particular model needs new piston rings to stop it's oil consumption. There is a 100k mile extended warranty on the short block because of faulty piston rings. 

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General disorder   

  My 2011 Subaru Forester has 57,000 miles on it. It came with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty which is up. Where is the 100k extended warranty you are talking about. 

  Also are you saying that the 2011 Subaru Forester with oil consumption when it was brand new before any one drove it. It had faulty rings. They made all these vehicles brand new with faulty rings. That is why it consumes oil. 

  What is wrong with the rings. Thanks. 

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The rings were manufactured (by Subaru's ring supplier) incorrectly. They cause oil consumption. There is an extended warranty on the engine block that applies to all 11 Foresters if they exhibit excessive oil consumption. You have to go to the dealer for an oil consumption test. 

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My mother used to have a 07 Camry with oil consumption. It was also the rings. Like you said you for her Camry you had to have an oil test done by dealer. If you fail the test you can get new rings for free.  

  I do not know about Subaru but Toyota you had up to a certain mileage or date to get it done. 

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  Going by video the PCV valve is connected by a rubber hose. On my 2011 Forester I do not know if it is the right hose but on my car the same hose as in the video has a sliver spring on it. 

  If it is the right hose on my 2011 Forester connected to PCV valve. Then what is the silver spring for. 

  Thanks. 

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You mean the spring hose clamp? If that's not what you mean then I'll need a picture. If it is then it's purpose is self explanatory isn't it? 

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Gd 

  How do you put a picture in this post. Can you put the picture in this post from phone camera roll. Thanks. 

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On 5/27/2019 at 4:35 AM, bull6791 said:

Gd 

  How do you put a picture in this post. Can you put the picture in this post from phone camera roll. Thanks. 

Host them image on a free photo hosting website or reduce the photo size and attach it to your post. 

Cheers 

Bennie

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I just changed the PCV valve on my 2003 and it was in the same spot as the 2009 in the You Tube video (I believe that was the first year it was located there). Super easy to replace, but plan on replacing the PCV hose as well as it will get brittle over time. Mine snapped off when replacing the PCV valve.

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General disorder question: when I go to the dealer to get a pvc valve for my 2011 Subaru Forester what do I have to tell the parts guy. Thanks. 

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You need to ask for a pcv valve for a 2011 Subaru Forester! 

If the parts interpreter can’t work it out then they shouldn’t be in that job!! 

Don’t forget to say hello and the usual polite mannerisms etc ;) 

Cheers 

Bennie

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