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Old 06 Jun 2009, 02:33 pm
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Default Anti-Seize Compound on PCV Valve?

I was just about to replace the PCV valve on my 2004 base model (overdue, I know), when I noticed some gold-colored gunk on the sides of the threading. Is this anti-seize compound? Or is it something else? My only other experience replacing these things is from my old 92 Tracer, which didn't have any threading on it's valve.
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Old 06 Jun 2009, 03:29 pm
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Default Re: Anti-Seize Compound on PCV Valve?

The Anti-Seize I have is silver colored but it's possible that's what your seeing but I just read the check and replacement instructions and it says to "apply thread sealant to to the threads of the valve then install it the valve cover and tighten it securely".
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Old 06 Jun 2009, 03:33 pm
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The Anti-Seize I have is silver colored but it's possible that's what your seeing but I just read the check and replacement instructions and it says to "apply thread sealant to to the threads of the valve then install it the valve cover and tighten it securely".
Is thread sealant the same thing as anti-seize?
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Old 06 Jun 2009, 03:35 pm
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I wouldn't think so, they do 2 different things.
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Old 07 Jun 2009, 01:34 pm
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I just replaced mine yesterday....Well I tried too anyway. When I tightened the new pcv it started to get real hard to turn half way in. I ended up stripping the nut and had to break off the tip and remove it with a 1" socket. Soooo, I had to put the old one back on using a bit of pipe thread on the base threads and used anti sieze on the rest of the threads so it would screw in smoother. Do they make a metal pcv for PT's? The original and the aftermarket pcv I bought @ Auto Zone are plastic...WTF!!!

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Old 07 Jun 2009, 03:51 pm
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Default Re: Anti-Seize Compound on PCV Valve?

You just reminded me that I've never changed the PCV valve on mine. Just past 98K. Ran down to Auto Zone and picked the plastic one up for $4.49. I put plumbers tape on the threads and the old one came out easy as pie. Screwed the new one in and it's ready to go.

Shook the old one and it still rattles so I think it was still good but cheap enough to replace anyway.

Anybody needs one from Auto Zone it's part number PCV1278.
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Old 07 Jun 2009, 08:31 pm
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Wierd how store prices vary in different areas. I only paid $3.39 @ Auto Zone....maybe that's why mine would go in and the nut stripped....

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Old 07 Jun 2009, 08:47 pm
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Wierd how store prices vary in different areas. I only paid $3.39 @ Auto Zone....maybe that's why mine would go in and the nut stripped....

66CUDA

Maybe you got the wrong one. Did you pick it out yourself from the rows of PCV valves in clear plastic boxes hanging by the air and oil filters? I didn't know they were there and the counter person looked it up first then went and got it. Do you still have the box, is it the same number as mine?
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Old 07 Jun 2009, 09:09 pm
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Yep...part #PCV1278 & identical to the OEM PCV
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Old 07 Jun 2009, 09:15 pm
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Default Re: Anti-Seize Compound on PCV Valve?

I guess they do charge differently depending on where you live.

My old one also had the gold colored gunk on the threads as ptbeard said he found on his. It left some residue on the inside of the valve cover so I figured that was enough to make the new one go in smoothly. I gave it one wrap of plumbers tape for good measure.
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