I finally got the rest of my parts today and one of the items was the breather. To the best of my knowledge this was the original breather so it was 16 years old with 280k on it. So when I tried to remove it it just shattered. I was able to remove all the bits and pieces by vacuuming it out then cleaned the port up the best I could. Then on the new breather I mounted a new T with PCV. I snaked it in there and installed the other end of the T to the hard pipe but didn't tighten the clamp. I then put the end of the breather in the port but I can't seem to get it low enough to get the retaining clip back in. It is close but I think I am off about the thickness of the flange on the breather.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this in all the way? I have torn up my arm trying to get in there but just can't get it to go and hoping I am missing something easy or there is some trick.