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Old 02-13-2015, 03:11 PM
CyberWes CyberWes is offline
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Insulated CCV upgrade - New Dipstick Tube required?

I'm about to do the CCV system replacement. Other than occasional oil usage, the symptoms of any problem really aren't there. If they are, they're being masked by a pending Valve Cover gasket fix I've been putting off. I bought all the updated parts for the CCV (except the updated dipstick tube). At $145.00, I couldn't get myself to "add-to-cart". If the existing tube is serviceable, are these really needed?
All the Best, Wes

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Old 02-13-2015, 05:41 PM
jma1992 jma1992 is offline
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All the videos/guides I've seen for CCV replacement only the dipstick tube gasket is changed. Make sure you clean it out really well too before you re-install it.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:10 AM
fivepointnine fivepointnine is offline
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Mine was just the gasket on the oil filler tube. When mine failed I had a ton of suction at the oil filler, poor idle and a CEL. After the failure I also had to replace the valve cover gasket and the oil filter housing gasket.
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