8th Sep 2005, 17:28

Doesn't a PCV valve pull cool air INTO the crankcase? It's a VACUUM valve and it does...um..."suck"...when you place your finger on it. I don't think it expels fumes.

8th Sep 2005, 22:51

To the person who wrote the above comment: the reason you feel vacuum from the pcv valve is because it is connected to the intake manifold. It does not "pull cool air into the crankcase", it regulates the suction of crankcase oil vapors back into the intake where they can be burned, instead of just allowing them out into the atmosphere through a draft tube and increasing pollution, which cars built before 1962 did. Besides reducing pollution, the pcv is much more efficient than the old draft tube system, which only worked while the car was moving.

9th Sep 2005, 09:14

Ahhhh, thank you. Pardon my ignorance.

11th Sep 2005, 23:29

My 16 year old daughter just bought her very first car, 1987 4 door Honda accord Lx (with pop up lights). There is a light that won't go out on the dash, it says "brake lamp", but it isn't the emergency brake light. It is also making a click click click noise when she turns the wheel. Does anyone know what the light is for, and how to make it turn off? It seems to also be smoking a bit from the engine. Hopefully she hasn't purchased a lemon. I don't know a lot about cars, and I wasn't there when she drove it and purchased it. Can anyone give me advice as she really loves this car.

13th Sep 2005, 13:58

The brake lamp light is for one of the lights in the back. My brake lamp light went on so I switched the bulb and the light has not been on since.

23rd Sep 2005, 17:01

Be sure to use proper bulbs for brake lights-also, there is a little black or brown electronic sensor box below each brake light that detects a bad bulb. I've found they go bad at times, also.

24th Sep 2005, 11:49

The "click click" is the CV Joints, and the brake light I found is common on these 80's Honda's, I owned 2 Accords (an '83 and an '89) and they both had that problem even though all the bulbs were good. Just ignore it the brake light, but get those CV Joints fixed or it could leave her stranded.

9th Oct 2005, 16:53

I have a 1986 Honda Accord with the same problem with the brake lamp, which I checked. The lamps are still good. I just ignored the lamp.

I have another light, which comes on all the times. The "PGIM", which has to do with the Programmed Fuel Injector system I believe. Any idea what may go wrong?