Top Mechanics For P CV Valve Change & Replacements
Mobile mechanic in Aylesford, 7 years of experience
I started by studying my BTEC Level 3 in Motor Vehicle Repair & Advanced Technology at Mid Kent College. After gaining my qualifications I started helping out in the families wedding car business and that gr...
CURTIS • 1st July 2019
BMW 3 Series • Crankcase ventilation valve replacement
Garage in Edinburgh, 7 years of experience
I began my career with Lochrin Autos in Edinburgh starting out as an apprentice then graduating to a fully fledged technician and I was with the business for 5 years. I moved to Dalziels MOT Centre in 2015 ....
Garage in Alcester, 25 years of experience
A family run business, with traditional old fashioned values. We offer automotive repairs, servicing, diagnostics & MOT's to all makes & models. We are a reliable & trustworthy family run garage offering a ...
DAVID • 21st November 2018
BMW 3 Series • Crankcase ventilation valve replacement
Garage in Wrexham, 25 years of experience
AVS are the on-site servicing and repair experts, we are main dealer trained technicians to ensure quality of work , we come to you at home or work, Avs will protect your warranty by using genuine parts and...
Mobile mechanic in Tamworth, 10 years of experience
Ive been a mechanic for 10 years im hybrid trained and level 3 trained technician ive worked for a major leading company and decided to run my own business im also mot trained so have a good understanding of...
Garage in Birmingham, 16 years of experience
I am a qualified Vehicle Technician, I carry out vehicle services, as well as basic mechanical repairs. I also have expertise in Engine/Gearbox work such as head gasket repairs, gearbox assembly and replacem...
RAMESH • 29th March 2023
Land Rover Discovery Sport • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection
Garage in Derbyshire, 25 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at a small garage in Nottinghamshire called Underwood Garage and after my apprenticeship I worked in the business for 5 years. I worked in recovery after the garage as a dedicat...
MATTHEW • 29th March 2023
Peugeot Boxer • Car Won't Start Inspection
Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience
I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...
PAUL • 29th March 2023
Skoda Superb • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, 16 years of experience
Been working in garages for 16 years. The last year been doing mobile mechanics. I love taking on new challenges and getting stuck in. I offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brake...
NORMAN • 29th March 2023
Volvo S60 • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Glasgow, 15 years of experience
I started my mechanical life through a GTG apprenticeship wich then progressed into becoming a fully qualified level 3 mechanical and mot certified where I worked in main dealer for a further 7 years after ...
LESLEY • 29th March 2023
Nissan Interstar • Car Won't Start Inspection
Garage in Llantwit Major , 15 years of experience
Fully qualified mechanic with 15 years experience with all qualifications at hand for customer assurance, all mechanical work undertaken timing belts, clutches, welding, brakes, tyres, exhausts. All parts ar...
MOEEZ • 29th March 2023
BMW 3 Series • Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - front (driver side)
Mobile mechanic in Cheltenham, 9 years of experience
I came from hungary where i used to work at wolksvagen dealership for 3 years before that and during this 3 years i was working my father garage's because he is a mechanic aswell. Im doing this since childh...
JOHN • 29th March 2023
Nissan Juke • Clutch replacement
Garage in Birmingham, 5 years of experience
Been working in a garage for more than 5 years as a mechanic. Now I am happy to travel to fix cars at your home and work address. If you have any questions just ask. Always happy to help
Garage in Swansea, 25 years of experience
My apprenticeship started in 1996 for 4 years and I worked there for a further 2 years. I left to work for a multi franchise main dealer where I gained lots of knowledge & experience. I then moved to a large...
Mobile mechanic in Bury, 9 years of experience
I began my career with LandRover where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the company for around 3 years. I moved to BMW/Mini for 5 years before setting up my own mobile mechanic business in 2016 cal...
Frequently asked questions about PCV valve change & replacements
Read our answers to questions about PCV valve replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve do?
The valve is part of the positive crankcase ventilation system that is attached to the engine. Simply put, the system recirculates the harmful gases that develop inside the crankcase back into the cylinders to be reused in another combustion cycle. The valve regulates how much of and when the gases are recirculated back into the cylinders.
What does a pcv valve replacement involve?
- Mechanic will inspect the PCV system and valve for leaks.
- If necessary, the mechanic will replace the PCV valve, by disconnecting the PCV's hoses.
- Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced (like the oil filter).
- Mechanic will reconnect the hoses.
- Mechanic will run the engine and, if necessary, test drive the car.
- Adjustments are made where necessary.
Can I do a pcv valve replacement myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a pcv valve replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What is the symptoms of a bad PCV valve?
- When the 'Engine Oil' warning light is on.
- When the engine runs at a higher temperature than usual (overheating).
- When there are leaks underneath the car.
- When there are leaks / moist patches near the engine.
- When the engine does not run as smooth as usual.
How long will a pcv valve replacement take?
A pcv valve replacement usually takes around 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should I replace a pcv valve?
Over time problems can occur with the PCV valve, this is mostly down to poor maintenance. It is therefore advisable that the PCV valve is cleaned or replaced each time the spark plugs or air filter is replaced.
The valve can, for example, get clogged up with oil sludge. Inadequate oil change intervals are a main cause for the valve going faulty. Should this happen, then the engine is at risk of being supplied with too little air, leading to a fuel mixture that is too rich and, potentially, a damaged engine.
Should you experience an issue with the valve, it is advisable to have the PCV valve inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced.
How much does a PCV valve replacement cost?
Prices for a pcv valve replacement range from £75 to £95 with an average cost of £85. Ultimately, the cost of replacing the valve of the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your PCV valve replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!
Can I still drive with a faulty pcv valve?
If you suspect there is any issue with your vehicle's PCV valve (positive crankcase ventilation valve) or there are concerns about its condition, book with a professional mechanic as soon as possible to check and replace the valve if necessary. Driving the vehicle may lead to further complications.
Is a faulty pcv valve an MOT failure?
A faulty PCV valve is not usually checked during an MOT, however, a faulty one may indirectly result in an MOT failure. PCV valves are used to regulate pressure in an engine and a faulty PCV valve can result in too much air entering the cylinders causing the engine to misfire or stall. It is recommended to get it checked and replaced prior to an MOT test.
What happens if you don't replace PCV valve?
If the PCV valve is not replaced if it is faulty, the engine will eventually start to run poorly. Unburned fuel / air mixture is funneled through the PCV back into the engine but over time oil and soot can build up in the PCV valve leading to the part clogging up. The engine may also develop a rough idle.
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Mechanics that undertake PCV valve work
- Ayaz Mot Centre, Enfield
- Bedfordshire Car Repairs Ltd, Leighton Buzzard
- Big On Tyres, Doncaster
- Hamilton Automotive Ltd, Woodbridge
- Igarage, Ash Vale
- JJ’s Repairs, Wagrave
- Jt Mobile Mechanic, Bridgend
- K & R Auto Services T/A The Motor Company, Taunton
- London Motor Sports, London
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