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Old 12-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #1
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Cleaning out Crank Case Vent pipes and lines

Just finished head gasket replacement and found the CCV clogged and brittle lines. Ordered new CCV kit, removed old CCV.
What is the best way to clean the old lines in the car?
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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I'm having a hard time telling what I'm looking at there, but I replaced all CCV lines when I did mine a few weeks ago. The only thing that you clean is the dipstick tube.

I think trying to reuse any of the lines is asking for trouble. You're saving so little money and asking for leaks.

I took the time to pull everything around it, but not over it, including the DISA, and the oil filter housing, for more room. I think it made the project go faster (my first time). I left the manifold and fuel rail on.

Everything had been on there for over 12 years, so was brittle as F. I used the insulated CCV kit, and with the oil filter housing removed, had plenty of room to work (it was no problem).
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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If you ordered a CCV kit, it should have included the new lines. As Chris3Duke mentioned, the plastic hoses are usually brittle and needs replacing. The one item to clean well is the dipstick tube, to ensure that oil draining from the CCV can make it back into the sump.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply, the kit has not been delivered, but I believe it has all new hoses & lines. I will remove the dip stick and clean out. Waiting on parts to come from Pelican. Going to get started on A/B/C pillar repair/replace.
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