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OP Offered in this week's AWADMail.
PCV expands to Positive Crankcase Ventilation. PCV Valve is not a pleonasm.
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'.
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
then there is the Pollution Control Valve (PCV), which is what most people probly (erroneously?) think of.
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 )
----The next sentence is true. The previous sentence is false----
OP I see by Acronym finder that there is also a Pollution Control Valve and a Product Control Valve, so I guess I'm outvoted.
Thanks for that site.
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