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Where is the PCV valve located on a 2000 Volvo S40?

Where is the PCV valve located on a 2000 Volvo S40? And how is it replaced because I want to try and do it myself.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    SURPRISE!!!! There is NO PVC valve on Volvo's. They have an "oil trap" instead. It is more complicated, since it relies on changes in manifold pressures for it to work correctly. You will have to remove your intake manifold to gain access to it. Anew oil trap with new hoses costs around $100-150, depending on where you buy it from. Also, remove your entire air snorkel, and clean it THOROUGHLY. There is an updated "PTC" nipple. Ask at Volvo about this. PLEASE, read your owner's manual about what KIND of oil to use in this great car. If you are NOT using Mobil One or ELF oil, you are making a BIG mistake. Amzoil is also good. Each of these companies make an oil EXCLUSIVELY for your turbo charged engine. It will NOT sludge up the oil trap or create coke in your turbo bearings. With a few hand tools, and a little bit of common sense, you can fix all this YOURSELF!!! The bolts holding the oil trap to the engine block are 10mm head screws. You CAN'T miss it. Power wash your entire engine before you begin, it makes life a lot easier. Good luck!!

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  • 4 years ago

    Volvo Pcv

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