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Discussion in 'General' started by Ozzie, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Ozzie

    Ozzie JCCC Warrnambool

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    Automotive Abbreviations.

    This thread is designed to help members & guests to better understand the abbreviations used when determining engine parts & accessories.
    To understand more about the item click "more"
    To save confusion they are in alphabetical order.

    Please feel free to add abbreviations missing in this post so it can be updated accordingly.
    If you do not see an abbreviation listed here feel free to ask.

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    Sensors.

    ACT = Air Charge Temperature Sensor.

    BAP = Barometric Absolute Pressure Sensor.

    BMAP = Barometric & Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor.

    BPS = Barometric Pressure Sensor.

    CAS = Crank Angle Sensor. more...

    CTS = Coolant Temperature Sensor. more...

    ISS = Input Speed Sensor. more...

    MAF = Mass Air Flow Sensor. more...

    MAP = Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor. more...

    O2 = Oxygen Sensor. more...

    TFT = Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor. more...

    TPS = Throttle Position Sensor. more...

    TSS = Turbine Speed Sensor. more...

    VSS = Vehicle Speed Sensor. more...

    WSS = Wheel Speed Sensor. more...
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    Parts.

    ABS = Anti-Lock Braking System. more...

    ARS = Airbag Restraint System. more...

    BARO = Barometric.

    BCM = Body Control Module.

    BVSV = Bimetallic Vacuum Switching Valve.

    CAI = Cold Air Intake. more...

    CAM = Camshaft. more...

    CAT = Catalytic Converter. more...

    CB = Circuit Breaker.

    CBD = Closed Bowl Distributor.

    CCC = Computer Command Control.

    DFI = Direct Fuel Injection. more...

    DIS = Distributorless Ignition System.

    ECU = Engine Control Unit. more...

    EFI = Electronic Fuel Injection. more...

    FLI = Fluid Level Indicator.

    FPR = Fuel Preasure Regulator.

    HB = Hand Brake. more...

    IAC = Idle Air Control Valve.

    ICE = Internal Combustion Engine. more...

    IFS = Independent Front Suspension. more...

    IRS = Independent Rear Suspension. more...

    LSA = Lobe Separation Angle. more...

    LSD = Limited Slip Differential. more...

    MCAI = Monaro Cold Air Intake. more...

    MIL = Malfunction Indicator Lamp. more...

    OBD = On-Board Diagnostics. more...

    PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve. more...

    PLI = Petrol Level Indicator. (also known as GLI = Gas Level Indicator.)

    TB = Throttle Body. more...

    TC = Trip Computer. more...

    TCC = Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid. more...

    TCU = Transmission Control Unit. more...

    TCS = Traction Control System. more...

    VSI = Valve Seat Insert.

    VSS = Valve Stem Seal.

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    Lighting & Accessories.

    FLURO = Fluorescent Light. more...

    HID = High Intensity Discharge Lighting.

    LED = Light Emitting Diode. more...

    NEON = Neon Light. more...

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    Other Abbreviations.

    AC = Alternating Current. more...

    A/C = Air Conditioning. more...

    ACCS = Air Conditioning Cycling Switch.

    ACCY = Accessory.

    A/F = Air to Fuel Ratio.

    A/M = Aftermarket.

    ATDC - After Top Dead Center.

    AWD = All Wheel Drive.

    BBC = Big Block Chev. more...

    BDC = Bottom Dead Centre. more...

    BHP = Brake Horsepower.

    B/P = Backpressure.

    BTDC = Before Top Dead Center.

    CC = Cubic Centimeter.

    CPI = Central Port Injection.

    DTC = Diagnostic Trouble Code.

    EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation. more...

    EOL = End Of Line.

    FWD = Front Wheel Drive.

    GPS = Global Positioning System. more...

    HP = Horsepower.

    KW = Kilowatt. more...

    MM = Millimeter.

    MS = Mild Steel.

    NLA = No Longer Available.

    NOS = New Old Stock.

    ODO = Odometer. more...

    OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer.

    OTRCAI = Over The Radiator Cold Air Induction.

    QRP = Quality Replacement Part.

    RPM = Revolutions Per Minute. more...

    RWD = Rear Wheel Drive.

    RWKW = Rear Wheel Kilowatt.

    SS = Stainless Steel.

    TDC = Top Dead Centre. more...

    VIN = Vehicle Identification Number.

    WOT = Wide Open Throttle more...
     
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  2. Ozzie

    Ozzie JCCC Warrnambool

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    Thanks for the input guys...

    Though please be aware that only relevant abbreviations to do with cars will be added to the list.
    If you are wondering why some abbreviations you mention are not added, this is the reason:)
     
  3. BANKS

    BANKS DW I'm a Spray Painter!

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    There’s 2 NOS

    New old stock like stocky said and:

    NOS: Nitrous Oxide System.

    I suppose the person would be able to tell which one it is by the genre of the thread :)
     
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    Oz, you forgot PCM: Powertrain Control Module!
     
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    STEALTHY™ So Wet For You!

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    VKCOMMO Carpark Mechanic.....

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    FTW = For The Win, or F*%k The World.

    i had to research that cause i didnt know what it meant
     
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    Thanks for the post and the abbreviation.
     
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    I think I've only ever seen an SRS system called ARS (in a book) once. It's much more commonly used abbreviation is SRS (Supplemental Restraint System), at least in this country anyway. Simply for the fact that airbags are not the only component in your restraining system. such as the seat belt pre-tensioner.
     
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    MAT = Mass Air Temperature Sensor
    AFM = Air Flow Meter
    HVAC = Heating, Ventilating and Airconditoning
     
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    This is an excellent thread.

    Thank you ozzie
     
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    What does the full form of JLT CAI and uses of these parts??
    Waiting for your positive reply..
     
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    a 2 second google search tells is its a Cold Air Intake made by the company called JLT performance. seems their market is primarily fords
     
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    hi there would you have anymore knowledge on SRS? I was driving today and it just popped up on the dash saying air bag fault.. would u have any idea's that I can do to fix it.. before holden charges me arm and a leg for them to fix it.. cheers
     

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