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Offline Teranfirbt

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« on: May 23, 2007, 07:17:06 am »
There's been a request for some clarification on some of the acronyms and shorthand that we use around the forums. If you've got any that you'd like to have explained, put a post here, and if someone answers I'll update this post with the answers to keep everything in one place. :)

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IFS = Independent Front Suspension
IRS = Independent Rear Suspension
AFM = Air Flow Meter
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor
dizzy = distributor

TB = throttle body
P/S = power steering
CC = cruise control
cat - catalytic converter
diff/pumpkin/"r/e" - differential, rear-end

PDL - Power Door Locks
PW - Power Windows
ITB- Independent throttle bodies
RPM- revolutions per minute (if you don't know that you don't need a license)
CC-cubic centimeters (displacement)

CI- cubic inch (displacement)
ECT- Electronic control transmission
DCOE-doppio corpo orizzontale (means dual body. it refers to sidedraft carbs)
ECM/ECU- electronic control module/unit (the cars computer)
Alt - Short for alternator

Batt - Short for battery
SRA - Solid rear axle (st and gt were always SRA on third gens inside the US)
A/T - automatic trans
M/T- Manual trans
TCCS _ Toyota computer control system

CTS = Coolant Temp Sensor. wink.gif
OHC/DOHC = Overhead Cam/Dual Overhead Cams
Rad = Radiator
EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation
WP = Water Pump

FP = Fuel Pump
SC = Supercharger
BHG = Blown Head Gasket
LSD = Limited Slip Differential
PHB - panhard bar

FF - Front engine Front wheel drive
FR - Front engine Rear wheel drive
MR - Mid placement Rear wheel drive
FWD - Front wheel drive
RWD - Rear wheel drive

OHV - Over Head Valves
SBC - Small Block Chevy
HG - Head Gasket
FPR - fuel pressure regulator


             Sayings and Isms.
IIRC = if I recall correctly
FTW = for the win
idk = i don't know
LOL = Laugh out loud, Lots of laughter
rofl - rolling on floor (laughing out loud)
POS- Honda :lol:


FORD - Found on road dead  :lol:
BFH = Big F#cking Hammer
« Last Edit: May 24, 2007, 10:08:44 pm by Teranfirbt »
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 08:59:00 pm »
IFS = Independent Front Suspension
IRS = Independent Rear Suspension
AFM = Air Flow Meter
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor

Is this the kind of stuff you want?
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 09:18:14 pm »
dizzy = distributor
iirc = if I recall correctly
tb = throttle body
p/s = power steering
cc = cruise control
ftw = for the win

any that are commonly not understood I think are accepted for the list...
« Last Edit: May 23, 2007, 09:21:20 pm by nkription »

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 09:41:54 pm »
Lister: That's exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 10:30:30 pm »
ect. = I dont know how to spell it... LOL.
idk = i don't know
LOL = Laugh out loud, Lots of laughter
 


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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 10:59:47 pm »
It's actually "etc.", which means etcetera,
Quote
1 : a number of unspecified additional persons or things
2 plural : unspecified additional items : ODDS AND ENDS

cat - catalytic converter
diff/pumpkin/"r/e" - differential, rear-end
PDL - Power Door Locks
PW - Power Windows
rofl - rolling on floor (laughing out loud)


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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 11:57:41 pm »
ITB- Independent throttle bodies

RPM- revolutions per minute (if you don't know that you don't need a license)

CC-cubic centimeters (displacement)

CI- cubic inch (displacement)

ECT- Electronic coolant temp sensor

POS- Honda :lol:

DCOE-doppio corpo orizzontale (means dual body. it refers to sidedraft carbs)

ECM/ECU- electronic control module/unit (the cars computer)

Alt - Short for alternator

Batt - Short for battery

SRA - Solid rear axle (st and gt were always SRA on third gens inside the US)

A/T - automatic trans

M/T- Manual trans

FORD - Found on road dead  :lol:

TCCS _ Toyota computer control system
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2007, 12:29:09 am »
Uhh, I thought ECT was Electronically Controlled Transmission.

My Cressie got's "ECT" on the dash & by the shifter :unsure:
:lol:


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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2007, 12:32:20 am »
STFU - SHUT THE F**K UP!!!
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WTF - what the f**k??

noob - newbie - new to cars or car maintenance/modification.

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2007, 12:43:18 am »
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Uhh, I thought ECT was Electronically Controlled Transmission.

My Cressie got's "ECT" on the dash & by the shifter :unsure:
:lol:
You're correct Mage.

CTS = Coolant Temp Sensor. ;)

OHC/DOHC = Overhead Cam/Dual Overhead Cams

Rad = Radiator

EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation

WP = Water Pump

FP = Fuel Pump

SC = Supercharger
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2007, 12:43:49 am »
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Uhh, I thought ECT was Electronically Controlled Transmission.

My Cressie got's "ECT" on the dash & by the shifter :unsure:
:lol:
Yep, I believe any coolant temp sensor that uses a thermistor would be electronic :P
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2007, 12:49:46 am »
My favorite

BFH = Big F#cking Hammer

BHG = Blown Head Gasket

 
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2007, 12:53:30 am »
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Quote
Uhh, I thought ECT was Electronically Controlled Transmission.

My Cressie got's "ECT" on the dash & by the shifter :unsure:
:lol:
Yep, I believe any coolant temp sensor that uses a thermistor would be electronic :P
But that would actually make it an ECTS, not an ECT. ;)

LSD = Limited Slip Differential

 
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2007, 04:53:07 am »
PHB - panhard bar
FF - Front engine Front wheel drive
FR - Front engine Rear wheel drive
MR - Mid placement Rear wheel drive (also sometimes RMR)
FMR - Front Mid placement Rear wheel drive
FMA - Front Mid placement All wheel drive
FWD - Front Wheel Drive
RWD - Rear Weel Drive
AWD - All Wheel Drive
OHV - Over Head Valves
SBC - Small Block Chevy
HG - Head Gasket

edit: added a couple more, and can't forget FORD: Fix Or Repair Daily.
edit: AFK - Away From Keyboard
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2007, 05:05:35 am »
another term for ya

FORD = Fast Only Rolling Downhill

ATM = At The Moment
BBL = Be Back Later



BAMF = Bad A$$ Motha F***er
 
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