Skip to main content

Best Auto Repair, Farmington

CONTACT US

AUTONET TV


Farmington Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

Posted June 23, 2024 6:26 AM

drive

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine.


When you are diving around Farmington, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft rotates and sends power to the transmission. Some of the explosive gases from combustion squeeze past the pistons and down into the crankcase.

Now this gas is about 70% unburned fuel. If it were allowed to remain in the crankcase, it would contaminate the oil and quickly turn it to sludge. Sludge is like Vaseline and clogs passages in the engine, leading to damage.

Also, the pressure build up would blow out seals and gaskets. So in the old days, there was just a hose that vented the crankcase out into the air. Obviously, not good for our air quality in Farmington, MI.

Enter the PCV valve. It's a small, one-way valve that lets out the gases from the crankcase and routes them back into the air intake system where they are re-burned in the engine. Fresh air comes into the crankcase through a breather tube. This makes for good circulation in the crankcase. And that gets the air out. As you can imagine, however, the valve gets gummed up over time.

Your vehicle manufacturer usually recommends they be changed somewhere between 20,000 to 50,000 miles/30,000 to 80,000 kilometers. Unfortunately, PCV valve replacement is left out of some vehicle owner's manuals, but your friendly service advisor at Darrell's Firestone, we will make sure your PVC is replaced if needed.

Darrell's Firestone
23534 Farmington Rd
Farmington, MI 48336
248-477-9090
http://www.darrellsfirestone.net



Search



Archive

April 2019 (18)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)
June 2020 (4)
July 2020 (4)
August 2020 (5)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (5)
November 2021 (4)
December 2021 (4)
January 2022 (6)
February 2022 (4)
March 2022 (4)
April 2022 (4)
May 2022 (5)
June 2022 (4)
July 2022 (5)
August 2022 (4)
September 2022 (4)
October 2022 (5)
November 2022 (4)
December 2022 (4)
January 2023 (5)
February 2023 (4)
March 2023 (4)
April 2023 (5)
May 2023 (4)
June 2023 (4)
July 2023 (5)
August 2023 (4)
September 2023 (4)
October 2023 (5)
November 2023 (4)
December 2023 (5)
January 2024 (5)
February 2024 (4)
March 2024 (5)
April 2024 (4)
May 2024 (4)
June 2024 (5)
July 2024 (2)

Categories

Alignment (8)Fuel Economy (6)Cabin Air Filter (5)Exhaust (6)Air Conditioning (8)Diagnostics (3)Tires and Wheels (28)Maintenance (30)Older Vehicles (3)Differential Service (2)Automotive News (4)Parts (6)Fluids (7)Service Intervals (4)Fuel System (20)Service Standards (5)Brakes (11)Transmission (5)Timing Belt (4)Drive Train (6)What Customers Should Know (40)Cooling System (10)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (3)Monitoring System (2)Trip Inspection (3)Alternator (4)Inspection (5)Serpentine Belt (2)Windshield Wipers (3)Safety (5)Battery (12)Shocks & Struts (3)Steering (4)Tires (2)Check Engine Light (1)Emergency Items (1)Oil Change (3)Water Pump (1)Wheel Bearings (1)Auto Safety (2)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (2)Suspension (2)Winter Prep (4)Dashboard (2)Fuel Pump (1)Headlamps (2)Safe Driving (1)Transfer Case Service (1)Brake Service (1)

Partners

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
AutoWares
ASE Master Technician
BG Products
Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce
Car Care Aware

What our clients are saying about us

We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!

They provided a fair price and did good work. quotes-image
, 06/21/2024
reviewicon
Great experience. Friendly, patient and honest. Brought in a 2003 ford escape for an alternator replacement. 24 hr turnaround for less than 1/2 the price of another competitor in town.quotes-image
, 05/30/2024
reviewicon