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Had my oil changed yesterday and they found some oil on the air filter and compartment...not a lot..but enough to start asking questions. Did some searches and found that this is not uncommon. Before I waste money on a tech fully diagnosing this I figured I'd post up here first. Is a PCV system oil catch can my solution here...end of story? If yes..have someone install..as I have zero experience under the hood?:4-dontknow:
 

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First off, keeping in mind that I'm not an expert, just someone who tends to get lucky a lot while guessing.

I'm thinking that you're PVC might be the issue. I think it is designed to catch that little bit of "blow back oil" you're seeing in your air filter. A catch can can't hurt, and they look really cool to boot.

I personally don't think there is much to worry about, especially on a 2005 truck that likely has 100K+ miles on it. I would change both the air filter and PVC and go from there.

I'm sure others will chime in, and correct any wrong opinions that I may have.

good luck

Exco
 

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First off, keeping in mind that I'm not an expert, just someone who tends to get lucky a lot while guessing.

I'm thinking that you're PVC might be the issue. I think it is designed to catch that little bit of "blow back oil" you're seeing in your air filter. A catch can can't hurt, and they look really cool to boot.

I personally don't think there is much to worry about, especially on a 2005 truck that likely has 100K+ miles on it. I would change both the air filter and PVC and go from there.

I'm sure others will chime in, and correct any wrong opinions that I may have.

good luck

Exco
^Bingo. :wavey:

Your PCV Valve is bad. More than likely stuck open, either delete it with a breather filter like I did, or put in a catch can, and you are golden.:smiley_thumbs_up:
 

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^x3^

It's a normal situation factored in by the factory necessitating the PVC valve.

The only question should be the cost of what you want to do. (and looks Excoastie has a valid point)

PVC is probably the cheapest and I'm sure you can do it.

Next would be the filter, and equally as simple.

Then the catch can which probably includes instructions and probably not a bad initial opportunity to get accompanied with a couple wrenches.
 

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because of the vacuum hose routing we cant easily install a catch can.the pvc is located on top of intake manifold and looks like that in your link.
 
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