How To Clean A PCV Valve

All modern automobiles that use combustion engines for producing power have positive crankcase ventilation (abbreviated as “PCV”) valve. The main task of this value is to the buildup of gasses in the engine chamber to escape in a controlled manner with the correct air-to-fuel ratio.

However, since they carry grease, moisture, and oil with them, the residue may build inside of the PCV valve. If the deposits start building up too much, it will cause trouble for the valve to open up properly.

This leads to significant engine damage, reduced engine efficiency, and power, and decreased gas mileage, all of which are symptoms of a dirty PCV valve. Over time, the PCV will get dirty with the various residue of liquids.

Car manufacturers suggest that the best solution to this problem is to get your PCV valves replaced or cleaned after driving somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000 miles. However, this may vary depending on the vehicle you are driving.

Therefore, you might have to consult your owner’s manual to see the accurate time/miles after which a replacement or cleaning is due. Some PCV valves may also have a varied location depending on the type of car you are driving. Are you planning to take clean your PCV valve?

If so, then here are a few do-it-yourself tips. The valve is usually replaced during scheduled tune-ups. However, if you don’t have enough time to visit a mechanic, following these tips might prove useful.

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How To Know If Your Distributor Is Failing

If you’re having problems with your car because it lasts too long to start or is having a problem with the ignition system, it can be a problem with your distributor. However, to be more certain about the exact problem your car is having, you’ll have to take a look at your car and test your distributor.

Many people have problems with this part of their car, especially because it is the main responsible for ignition issues and starting problems. Failing distributors can end up in engine problems and eventually, a really harmed performance of your car. That’s why it is important to test your distributor in order to avoid future engine problems with your car and fix that ignition problem which can be really annoying.

But is there a perfect way how to test the distributor to find out what the real problem is? – Well, in this article you will have different ways to test your distributor against failures and to know exactly what the real problem of your car is if you follow these steps.

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Can You Jump Start A Car In The Rain? A Simple Way To Do It

In case you have been rained on when trying to jumpstart your car, you might have a good idea of what it means to jump the car in the rain. However, the question remains: can you jumpstart a car in the rain? There are instances that you will not avoid when it comes to jumpstarting your car. Hence, it will be essential to understand the post.

As an adage puts it, a better cure than prevention, so it will be safe to jumpstart the vehicle in the rain, when there is no option out. However, you will have to take into consideration various precautions so as to avoid injury. So be careful that in case the situation forces, consider the weather and if it is rain on a bright sunny day, then just go on and do it.

I am confident you might be cautious about electrocution but remember the situation might force you to jump the vehicle under a rainy season, so much time will be needed as you must avoid any anticipated risks.

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How To Get Rid Of Ants In Car?

I have 99 problems but ants in the car ain’t one is what you wish you could say. But unfortunately, it’s too late for that. Last time you checked, a streak of ants were crawling around, devouring bagel crumbs. Remember you are not alone in dealing with a car insect infestation. Many car owners have to go through this. Here we will be taking a comprehensive look at the causes of ant-invasion in your car and remedies to get rid of them quickly and effectively.

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Why Does My Car Battery Keep Dying? How To Diagnose This Common Battery Problem

If your car battery keeps dying, then you need to pay attention, especially if you just bought a new battery.

Don’t you hate it when your car refuses to start in the morning because of a drained battery? We hate it as much as you do.

Unfortunately, this problem can be caused by many reasons such as an old battery that needs to be replaced, or something more serious such as a dead or faulty alternator.

The electrical system is actually the lifeblood of your car, and your car battery is the main ingredient that powers the entire system. If your car battery keeps dying, or if the battery is always weak, this article will explain how to diagnose and fix car battery problems.

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How Many Spark Plugs In A V6 Engine? The Answer Might Surprise You!

How many spark plugs are in a V6 engine? We get this question a lot. And while the answer might seem obvious, it might also surprise you.

You see, the correct answer is: it depends.

The number of spark plugs in a V6 engine will depend on the make and model of your vehicle because there are cars that use engines with twin-spark or some sort of dual-ignition technology.

But for most cars equipped with a V6 engine, there are only six (6) spark plugs, provided that the car is not equipped with a twin-spark engine.

Read more: The Best Spark Plugs For Your Vehicle.

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