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#194898 12/13/10 12:49 PM
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Offered in this week's AWADMail.

PCV Valve


Bzzzzzzzzzzt!!!!!!!!

PCV expands to Positive Crankcase Ventilation. PCV Valve is not a pleonasm.

Faldage #194904 12/13/10 03:12 PM
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valve

Interesting etymology for that word. In Middle English, valve had two meanings: (1) leaf of a (folding) door and (2) vagina, vulva (link). The origin is Latin where it means 'folding door' or 'leaves' thereof. The Latin words valva and volva go back to the PIE root *wel- 'to turn, wind, roll'.


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zmjezhd #194921 12/13/10 08:50 PM
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then there is the Pollution Control Valve (PCV), which is what most people probly (erroneously?) think of.

tsuwm #194923 12/13/10 09:31 PM
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I never heard the Pollution Control Valve thing...is it the same as the Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve? As you can probably see, I'm not very good at the whole engineering thing smirk )


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bexter #194958 12/14/10 12:20 PM
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I see by Acronym finder that there is also a Pollution Control Valve and a Product Control Valve, so I guess I'm outvoted.

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Thanks for that site.


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