2.4 Intake manifold removal
Hi all, wife's 2013 Equinox has a clogged PCV. Dealer confirmed it, but they want $630 to remove the manifold and clean the PCV orifice. I feel comfortable doing it myself, but are there any "gotchas" I should watch out for? Seems the high pressure fuel pump has to come off, but it's not clear if I have to open the lines. I know if I open the lines I'm supposed to replace the line. I know to rotate the engine so the cam that drives the pump is at the lowest point. I am ordering the Haynes book at least to get torque specs. Fortunately it hasn't blown the rear seal, but looks like I'll have to fix it before winter comes again. Stinks that GM has a service bulletin but I guess ours is not one of the ones that qualifies for the free repair, even though it's having the same problem.
I took the IM off my 2010 Traverse to replace the spark plugs, and that was very straightforward, but it didn't have the fuel pump in the way. Other than replacing the gasket and making sure dirt doesn't fall into ports, it was pretty easy.