I'm fully ready to deal with the flame so do your worst. I have a 94 M with 108,000 miles on it. I have some big aspirations for this car but before I start any sort of modifications to the engine or suspenion, I want it to run reliably. What's the point of having 250hp if you can't track because the engine is blown, right? Before this car, I hadn't done anything more than an oil change
Anyway, I saw some oil around the spark plug and decided that I should probably change out the valve cover gasket. Watched some videos on youtube, took off all the bolts in the correct order and labeled them and baggied them.
Now when I went to take the PCV valve hose off, half the PCV valve came with it and I cant get it out of the grommet. The grommet no longer feels like rubber, it's hard and not pliable.
How do I go about getting this PCV Valve + Grommet out of the housing? Can I stick something in there and pry it out?
Picture attached of what I'm working with.
Thanks in advance for any insight.