why do you need that technique to change the tcv?I had the Upper Engine torque mount, OTE pipe, intake pipe, and airbox off. I laid a quarter folded 'moving blanket' on the engine bay. I then hefted my 350+ pound self up onto the engine and laid across the bay. From there I was able to reach down and have "adequate" access to the hose. I remember noting to myself that I would probably be able to change the TCV using the same technique as well.
This is the only correct solution. I tried for hours (on and off for 15 minutes at a time) over days trying to be "smart". Finally laid my ass across the engine and got to work with several types of angled and straight plyers. The final answer was quite simple ... pull the hose so it is straight away from the turbo so you can turn it freely. This lets you quickly get the clamp in the most accessible spot to grab with straight but short needlenose plyers. Use fingers to feel how to attach the plyers then pull. Clamp slides off, yank hose and you're done.I took off the strut braces, stretched my body over the top of the engine and just went down there by feel with angled pliers to squeeze the clamp lol. I actually thought it was going to be harder then what it really was lol. Got it off within 2 minutes