|03-21-2013 09:24 PM|
|03-21-2013 08:51 PM|
|ScoDog||I had mine powder coated red. Looks great and very durable.|
|03-21-2013 02:22 PM|
|03-21-2013 02:13 PM|
I'm going to use a strong paint remover similar to this: Mar-Hyde Tal-Strip II Aircraft Coating Remover Aerosol 3711
Minimal sanding and likely Duplicolor Engine Enamel (+ Clear Coat) unless I can find a closer heat-resistant color match for Chrysler PW 1.
Want it to match my exterior.
|03-21-2013 01:36 PM|
|03-21-2013 01:30 PM|
Be it known: Those buggers are hard to get out! Prying with screwdrivers proved to be the best technique but still difficult. I'm going to attempt a quality paint job on the valve cover (match body paint) and I didn't want to scratch the valve cover at all while removing these. That just makes the prep work more of a hassle. I managed to keep the screwdrivers from scratching it.
|03-21-2013 01:20 PM|
|03-21-2013 10:54 AM|
Just got back from Car Quest.
Ordered both CCV elbows with rubber grommets. They had to go through a dealership and referenced my parts and VIN numbers.
Total cost (both CCV elbows and new grommets): $35... would have been only $25 but my Car Quest charges a $10 pick-up fee since the dealership is about 70 miles away. I live in the mtns (rural) so that's not bad at all. Parts will be here by 3:00.
|03-21-2013 09:05 AM|
Smooth sailing now.....
|03-21-2013 08:52 AM|
|Powder Monkey||Cool. I didn't think much about the elbows, but it looks like there is two different part #s. Mine was for the front. Good luck|
|03-21-2013 08:48 AM|
aahhhh... just found a good write-up on this: 4.0L CCV Elbow Removal Guide/Tips Write Up - JeepForum.com
The front elbow part is indeed a different part from the rear.
The rubber grommet parts are the same for both.
|03-21-2013 08:46 AM|
You listed one vent and one grommet. Can I assume that these parts will work in both breather holes? I will need both. They look similar on mine but one is black and one is gray. Pretty sure they are the same, correct?
|03-21-2013 08:26 AM|
Local parts stores were a bit a hit & miss if I recall correctly. Dealer carried both & were under 6$ each.
|03-21-2013 07:03 AM|
|03-20-2013 10:41 PM|
|Powder Monkey||Break them out. I snapped part of mine when I replaced my gasket last week. Bought a replacement & by the time I ripped the old one out it was in a hundred pieces. I recommend replacing the grommet too.|
|03-20-2013 10:29 PM|
|03-20-2013 09:34 PM|
Operation brute force has failed.
I broke both of them and still can't get em out. They'll rotate and come up maybe 1/16" but really stubborn.
|03-20-2013 09:31 PM|
|Gold Miner||Thanks guys.... I will now apply brute force.|
|03-20-2013 08:54 PM|
|Motowithy||They might have some PVC sealer or the like holding them in but they do just pull out.|
|03-20-2013 08:46 PM|
|Gold Miner||Can't access from the bottom (inside)|
|03-20-2013 08:44 PM|
|OhSixTJ||I think so. That's the only way a can think of. Maybe pushing them up from the bottom will help.|
|03-20-2013 08:43 PM|
|BLK00TJ||they are cheap to replace. I wouldn't sweat it much if they break. They are probably brittled anyway.|
|03-20-2013 08:43 PM|
|Gold Miner||Are they barbed plastic on the male end?|
|03-20-2013 08:42 PM|
|03-20-2013 08:41 PM|
|OhSixTJ||Just pull up?|
|03-20-2013 08:36 PM|
Valve Cover Question
I recently performed an engine swap on my '01 4.0L
I salvaged everything from the old engine... this is the valve cover and I plan on painting it (Duplicolor Engine Enamel, etc).
I'd like to remove the two plastic fittings (PCV?) prior to paint prep and don't know the best way to remove them.
That's right... I can do an engine swap and many other things but little stuff like this befuddles me. I excel at breaking plastic parts and will probably wind up breaking them if I don't ask here first.
Any advice much appreciated.