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P80 Positive Temp Coefficient Nipple "PTC VALVE" To drill, or not to drill

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erikv11 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:08 am ... And non-turbo cars like yours do not have a PTC. You may be thinking of the flame trap orifice specific to NA cars, which can be accessed by removing the air intake from the front grill and/or the air filter box for full access.
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Im glad to finely know what PTC stands for, though I've forgotten already. Although I once thought it made sense to enlarge the hole, now I don't, though its reason to be is not clear. I do think that a one way valve should be put on the small vac line from the manifold to allow vac only and no turbo pressure into the PTC area.
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erikv11 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:00 am I first posted these in ZionXIX's thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=84698. It's been 18 months now, with no ill effects on my 95 R.
Literally not a single issue since I followed your suggestion. I am considering upgrade the pcv hose to a copper pipe when I change out the pcv.
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ZionXIX wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:30 pm
erikv11 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:00 am I first posted these in ZionXIX's thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=84698. It's been 18 months now, with no ill effects on my 95 R.
Literally not a single issue since I followed your suggestion. I am considering upgrade the pcv hose to a copper pipe when I change out the pcv.
I did this on my non turbo although I used a very tough flexible fuel line. 5/8" I think. My wacky manifold shape requires some flexy bending. I can say that the pcv properly functions. But I still suspect that I have blow-by as my oil smokes every 3000 miles. I just learned to accept that it means that I need to change my oil. Hahahaha
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If anyone needs a replacement nipple ...😳....I have one from a snorkel replacement.
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Rattnalle wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:06 am Volvo put it there for a reason. Don't mess with it other than making sure it works by cleaning it.

My two cents.

PS that goes for things like cats and other stuff as well.
I thought cats cleaned themselves? Hence all the hairballs. It’s definitely good to just leave them where they are.
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Peevarino wrote: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:29 am
Rattnalle wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:06 am Volvo put it there for a reason. Don't mess with it other than making sure it works by cleaning it.

My two cents.

PS that goes for things like cats and other stuff as well.
I thought cats cleaned themselves? Hence all the hairballs. It’s definitely good to just leave them where they are.
You are going to fit in here really well.

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Re: P80 Positive Temp Coefficient Nipple "PTC VALVE" To drill, or not to drill

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Peevarino wrote: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:29 am
Rattnalle wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:06 am Volvo put it there for a reason. Don't mess with it other than making sure it works by cleaning it.

My two cents.

PS that goes for things like cats and other stuff as well.
I thought cats cleaned themselves? Hence all the hairballs. It’s definitely good to just leave them where they are.
:lol:

Don't mess with it still applies though. :D
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While tallying up the votes to kick out the 960s, I read my user manual on my T5 and it reads

PTC cleaning at 60 k miles, and then every 30 k miles thereafter
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