LR3 PCV Valve Location and Replacement
The PCV Valve on a Land Rover LR3 is located on the passenger side of engine, towards the front, underneath the engine cover on the passenger side valve cover.
The reason I am replacing the PCV on my Land Rover is I suspect it may be allowing oil into the intake. I suspect this because during a cold start up after a long drive a small cloud of white smoke came out of the exhaust. On a Porsche Boxster, this puff of smoke is almost always caused by the Air Oil Separator, the rough equivalent of the PCV valve on the Boxster. Since the PCV for a LR3 only costs around $45 (on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BObzpj )and is very easy to change and my LR3 has over 200,000 miles, I figured I’d change replace it on the hunch.
Tools Needed to Replace the PCV
- 6mm socket
- 8mm wrench or socket
The Steps to Replace the PCV
- Remove the engine cover, (Four 6mm screws and the oil cap)
- Remove the tube that connects the PCV to the intake. Squeeze the connector and pull it towards the front of the engine)
- Remove the two screws that hold down the PCV, they are 8mm screws.
- Pull the PCV straight up to remove it.
- Lubricate the new PCV o-rings with clean engine oil.
- Insert the new PCV, install the two screws and torque to 7 ft lbs.
- Plug in the connecting tube.
- Install the engine cover.
- You’re done installing a new PCV!
A picture of the Land Rover PCV valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve)