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Old 02-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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Tips for top CCV hose connection?

I finally got my new CCV loosely mounted (in hopes of making the hose connections easier) and the top hose (the one that comes up through a gap in the intake manifold and requires spinning) seems nearly impossible to connect with the manifold in the way. Is there a special way to do this? Or is it just go until you get lucky? In hindsight I would have probably saved time in the long run just taking the intake manifold off for this install.

I have way too many hours in this project
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Lube the ends off the separator and inside of the hose with fresh oil and have fun. That is the part where you WILL cut yourself up lovely
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:17 PM   #3
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You have the cold weather package, no doubt.

I gave up with the foam, but what worked for me was a loose ccv and twisting the hose enough to getting it to click on...you 'pre-load' it with twist and that seemed to do the trick...but with foam, not as simple.

Some have tried with the top hose connected already...but I think I gave up on that idea too.

Maybe a lubricant...even water...to help it spin better. I didn't try that, but that might help.

Also, now that I'm thinking about it, I think maybe I didn't have valve connected when I did that connection...and slightly turned ccv one way and the hose the other.

I know I did pull it out to practice the connection a few times. I don't think you can just muscle it on straight.

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Old 02-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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That return hose twists onto the separator. Position the hose, under the manifold, at about 90-degrees counter-clockwise to the installed position. push the hose-end over the separator and then rotate the hose clockwise to lock it in place, and bring it up the the manifold connection. I test connected it first b4 intallation to see how it will fit..hope this helps
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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Lube the ends off the separator and inside of the hose with fresh oil and have fun. That is the part where you WILL cut yourself up lovely
+1 My hands were nice and chewed up after this part
Good Luck OP keep at it, you will get it on eventually, took me a good hour and a half of cursing, drinking, cursing, and more drinking
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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im on to do this, its my turn now, will see how it gos, i already started drinking, so im way ahead of the game.... hickup....
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:55 AM   #7
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Yeah, make sure the valve is either not bolted in, or loosely bolted before you try to connect that hose. I did it with the cold weather shield and it can be done, just take your time, and if after awhile it won't go on, step away from the car, catch your breath, punch something other than your car, calm down and go back at it. You'll get it. Watching the bav auto video on youtube will really help you out.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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We're talking about part labeled 3 in the attached picture, right?

If so, I mounted the CCV itself so it was stable and proceeded to simply push the hose on until it clicked.

I had tried the whole spinning it around bit and didn't really get anywhere with it.

It's been about a year and a half since and it's been perfectly fine.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #9
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I just remember it was a major PIA. Just keep trying..
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #10
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We're talking about part labeled 3 in the attached picture, right?

If so, I mounted the CCV itself so it was stable and proceeded to simply push the hose on until it clicked.

I had tried the whole spinning it around bit and didn't really get anywhere with it.

It's been about a year and a half since and it's been perfectly fine.
I am not sure this will work, it's a push in and twist 90 degree type of connection, not a simple push and click connection. You should double check that.. ha.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #11
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After peering at it to make sure I had the orientation right and it slipped on, I used a small flathead to press down on the near side of the connector while I pulled up with my hand (snaked in behind the hose) on the far side to twist it. Was a bit of a bitch but it wasn't too bad. I think I only got it to 45 degrees or so but it was enough to lock it on:

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I am not sure this will work, it's a push in and twist 90 degree type of connection, not a simple push and click connection. You should double check that.. ha.
Yes, I know that; but I also looked at it outside of the car and confirmed that if you already had them oriented in the turned position and simply pushed them together with some force, it would click and they would be connected properly. As I stated though, it's been over 1 1/2 years and I've had no issues at all.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #13
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yeah i started to have the common leak codes set off my CEL, the line from the secondary air pump to the back of the engine was in pieces, then i checked the vacumes behind the engine and they had holes everywhere, replace those too, then the most common ccv bottom hose to oil deepstick tube was completely in two pieces i replace that bottom hose by itself since i really couldnt see anything in their, and from the outside they looked ok, yeah right, thats the common problem they look ok, but if you take them apart you can see that they are cracked or have small holes in the bottom , of course i forgot to mention that i replace also both intake elbows, those had more holes and craks than the moon, lol , so im waiting for the new ccv and complete hose set, should be in by wednesday, than im gonna tackle this puppy, i can wait to drive th car because i know she will ride so smooth after finding out the ccv was so f@cked up and the connections, i got the BAV auto code reader so i will clear the CEL and pray to the VACUME GODS that this is the end of my vacume knightmare, plzzzzzzzzz let me b done with it, i just wanna drive without having to look at that damn CEL..... thanks for all the info guys i really appreciate it,
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #14
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CCVV cran case vent valve

Well the VACUME GODS did not answer my prayers, i replace the ccvv with all the hoses, and triple checked all connections, but im stil getting code 8d or obd2 1477, reed switch did not open, i did reset the light after swapping the ccvv, and all its hoses, but the light came back after 3 cycles, somebody told me to go ahead and change the fuel breather valve, i looked at it the lines looked good, but i dont know about the valve itself it will probably be my last swap part before i take it to a professional, unless you guys have any more clues, any info will be greatly appreciated.... onebad328i out.
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