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Old 06-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #51
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V8 LS3 is in the valley cover assy, L99 is the rear of the drivers side valve cover.


The V6 is the one with the issue more than the V8. Most V8's dont have the orfice clog like the V6, and its 7/64" drill....not 5/64ths like I posted earlier.

It comes out pretty easy on the V6, V8 you cant remove it so valve cover has to come off.

On the v6, twist the base with a plyers and pull up and it pops out. Drill, clean, and push back in until fully seated.

Here is a pic of before:

Here is after:
Dumb question? Where's this located to do this mod... Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #52
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Dumb question? Where's this located to do this mod... Thanks in advance!
Follow the tube off the catch can that goes to the rear of the engine, not the one to the manifold. Disconnect the clip and pull out the orifice.


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Old 06-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #53
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If you want to read some issues with the 3.6 go to the Acadia forum. Tons of issues over there on the timing chains as well as their transmissions. We have a 2011 Acadia, got rid of an 08 with 80k miles on it and no oil issues at all. No break-in driving, just plain old normal driving with the occasional redline shifts for on ramps and passing. It had a steady diet of full synthetic group IV oil. Now our 2011 is doing well, no consumption issues and it currently has 33k miles on it. I have been getting used oil analysis on each vehicle and they all come back the same. The oil is beat to death at 5k miles. High fuel dilution in the oil which will kill any oil. So the best thing is to keep the oil changed no later than 5k miles and run a full synthetic and all should go well. If you go longer then your just asking for issues in these V6 engines. It is also the reason GM recalibrated the OLM. Ours use to go up to 9k miles before it got down to 10%, now it's at 5k every time, no matter what our driving style is like.

You will also find on the Acadia forum there are several with oil build up in the intake tubing.

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:07 PM   #54
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Good info mouse. But GM still officially states "there is no issue with excess oil consumption or valve deposits due to our robust design".

That is all I am sharing, is there are PR talking heads whos job is to deflect and subdue any issues like this, and us, the techs that work on them and see this daily and then are called liars by the koolaide drinkers that cant imagine they could be mislead. The fact is, these engines are amazing and engineered to do far more, yet a few cost cutting measures end up causing all these issues that are so easily prevented.....but the talking heads still insist we are all imagining this, and the koolaide drinkers "GM/FORD/Chrys/Toyota/etc. would NEVER make a car/truck not equipped with something so needed as the oil separating system.

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #55
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Follow the tube off the catch can that goes to the read of the engine, not the one to the manifold. Disconnect the clip and pull out the orifice.


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Old 06-07-2013, 12:40 PM   #56
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If you want to read some issues with the 3.6 go to the Acadia forum. Tons of issues over there on the timing chains as well as their transmissions. We have a 2011 Acadia, got rid of an 08 with 80k miles on it and no oil issues at all. No break-in driving, just plain old normal driving with the occasional redline shifts for on ramps and passing. It had a steady diet of full synthetic group IV oil. Now our 2011 is doing well, no consumption issues and it currently has 33k miles on it. I have been getting used oil analysis on each vehicle and they all come back the same. The oil is beat to death at 5k miles. High fuel dilution in the oil which will kill any oil. So the best thing is to keep the oil changed no later than 5k miles and run a full synthetic and all should go well. If you go longer then your just asking for issues in these V6 engines. It is also the reason GM recalibrated the OLM. Ours use to go up to 9k miles before it got down to 10%, now it's at 5k ever time, no matter what our driving style is like.

You will also find on the Acadia forum there are several with oil build up in the intake tubing.
I have been saying this all along.
Changing the oil sooner is cheap insurance. GM changed the oil monitor.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #57
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I did the orifice mod this past weekend. It was tuff getting it to come out so I sprayed a bit of WD40 are around the base, let it sit for a few minutes and it popped right out whe pulled.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #58
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I did the orifice mod this past weekend. It was tuff getting it to come out so I sprayed a bit of WD40 are around the base, let it sit for a few minutes and it popped right out whe pulled.
My 2013 rear pcv orfice is already larger then oem pics SC2150 posted. Not only that its flow through design with only one hole and made slightly different than pics I have seen on this forum.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #59
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #61
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Had to bring my 2011 v6 LT in today. Was driving and almost stalled out. Thought I had it in the wrong gear but I was wrong. Dropped it off they said its misfiring on 3 cylinders. Also said there was no oil on the dip stick. I just got it changed 2 months ago. Where did the oil go ????
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