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Can a bad EGR valve cause oil leak?
When a PCV valve stops working, pressure builds up inside the valve cover. This pressure can cause a number of problems for the engine, including an oil leak, particularly at the valve pan gasket. Clogged PCV valves may make an engine run poorly, decrease gas mileage and increase vehicle emissions.
Can a bad EGR valve cause a lean condition?
Unwanted EGR flow at idle, even in very small amounts, causes a type of rough running that may easily be misidentified as a lean condition (somewhat more likely in MAP-based fuel systems).
Is PCV valve same as EGR valve?
A PCV valve helps keep a constant pressure within the engine block by releasing oil fumes when they get to a certain pressure and sending them into the fuel system to be reburned with the gas. EGR works by recirculating a portion of an engine’s exhaust gas back to the engine cylinders.
Can I drive without PCV valve?
Yes but if the valve is removed and the hose is not plugged you will have a severe vacuum leak. The car will run very rough and might not idle. The check engine light will come on if it is equipped with a engine computer.
What happens if you drive with a broken PCV valve?
Although its never recommended to drive any longer than you should with a damaged component, driving 12 hours with a damaged PCV valve could be very risky. These excesses gasses are transferred the rough the PCV valve hose. This system allows the vehicle to utilize excess gas, so that it is not wasted.
How can you tell whether a PCV valve is bad and needs to be replaced?
One way to check whether a PCV valve is functioning is to remove it from the hose or tube and shake it. If you can hear a metallic rattling noise, it’s likely in good working order. If you do not hear anything when you shake the valve, it is likely that it is no longer opening and closing like it should.
Is it easy to replace PCV valve?
Some PCV valves are held in place with a rubber grommet and can just be pulled free. Others are threaded into place. If you can’t unscrew the valve by hand, try to grasp its base with the open end of a combination wrench or a small crescent wrench.