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Pcv valve location

Head gasket was replaced and blew out minutes after but found that gasket really was broken and bolt mechanic broke as well

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    where (and how) do the o-rings (for the plugs) from the valve cover gasket kit go? I haven't found any install info on this repair. The valve cover and head don't contact each other.

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Can't help you with a bad head gasket, however if the car had under 100,000 miles on it the dealer should have done the repair. It was still under warranty. the car came with a 100,000 mile drive train warranty that is transferrable from owner to owner. as for the location of the pcv valve, that's easy the car does not have one

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