So our new-to-us CRV was said to use some oil. Haven't had long enough to verify that, but what the heck, I figured I might as well check the PCV valve--I don't recall it showing up on the service receipts, so maybe it's time (17 years and 160k on who knows what dealership oil). Took a look at one video and looked easy, and... went out and realized that I had watched the wrong one. If you look below you can see how much of a pain this one is.
My question is, for those who have done it, is this just the way it is, or is there some trick that makes this a 5 minute job? If this is just the way it is I'll order the valve and replace it--for the amount of effort it takes I'd rather not do it twice!
2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 206k 2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 160k 2003 CRV, 2.4L/4AT, 161k 1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 225k
Reach around and below the hose to get to the clamp tabs. I initially thought about reinstalling with the tabs facing upwards; however, that was actually harder to do, so I put the clamp back facing downwards.
2003 Honda CRV EX 290,000+ miles 2003 Honda Element EX 330,000+ miles 2018 Ford Transit XLT 27,000+ miles