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1/7/14 5:40am - Original Message: 'PCV Valve Grommet removal'
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Early 77, L48, 4-speed manual transmission. Trim plate-code ZJ1: Costumer interior two-tone (blue / white)

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Is there a way to remove the grommet below the PCV Valve on a steel cover without to break it?



On the right side the vent tube grommet was quite easy to remove, but this one on the left seams to be very solid.


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1/7/14 7:18am - Reply: 'Re: PCV Valve Grommet removal'
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They can be brittle when they get years on them. I use a hair dryer or other heat source to soften it up and work it out slowly with a dull screwdriver being careful not to tear it. If it is old and brittle it's probably not creating an efficient seal anyway and should be replaced. Most of the sites sponsors have them. Sort of a victory though when you can use the old parts though..

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1/7/14 8:17am - Reply: 'Re: PCV Valve Grommet removal'
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Thanxt for the hint with the hair dryer. I will try that tonight.

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1/7/14 1:35pm - Reply: 'Re: PCV Valve Grommet removal'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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tttanker said: If it is old and brittle it's probably not creating an efficient seal anyway and should be replaced.


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Reproduction grommets may or may not fit very snug, either....just depends on who made them. The ones I got for the '74 years ago were(and still are) loose as heck, even with the PCV valve and tube inserted. You can get some from Mr. Gasket, etc. that are kinda universal that fit tight, but they don't look "correct".


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