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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Hey everyone, Saying Hi from Des Moines. How is everyone?

This is just for some people.. please refer to this acronyms and abbreviations..when discussing cars & bikes.. it always helps newbies like me.. I like to know what you're talking about otherwise I'm lost..

add more if you want or start a thread! that would be awesome

CAI - cold air intakes
WAI - Warm air Intake
SR - Shark Racing
IM - intake manifold
TB - Throttle body
BBTB - Big Bore Throttle Body
MAF - Mass air Flow
MAP - Manifold absolute pressure
AIT - Air intake temperature
AFR - air fuel ratio
ABS - Anti Lock braking system
ATC - Automatic temperature Control
SOHC - Single overhead Cam
DOHC - Dual overhead Cam
OHC - Over head Cam
Evap system - Evaporation System
IAC - idle Air Control
CAT - Catalytic Converter
MAT - manifold air temperature
PFI - port fuel injected
EFI - electronic fuel injection
TPS - throttle position sensor
TBI - throttle body injection
WOT - wide open throttle
A/C - Air Conditioning
ATF - automatic transmission fluid
LSD - Limited slip differential
AWD - all wheel drive
AWS - all wheel steering
O/D - overdrive
Tranny - transmission
HP - horse power
BHP - brake horse power
FWD - front wheel drive
RWD - Rear wheel drive
MPG - miles per gallon
NA - naturally aspirated
RHD - right hand drive
RPM - revolutions per minute
SC - supercharged
SRS - secondary restraint system
TC - turbo charged
ART- air ride technologies
SLL- solar led lights
MIL = Malfunction Indicator Light
PPM = Parts Per Million (smog term)
GLS-Grand Luxo Super
LS-Luxury Sedan
DCCD-Driver Controlled Center Differential (Subarus )
TC-also seen as traction control
EBD-Electronic Brake Distibution
ASC-Automatic Stability Control
ACS-Auto Car stereo
AWD-All wheel Drive
K&N- k&n cold air intake
AVCS-Active Valve Control System
SRS-Secondary Restraint System
DRL-Daytime Running Lights
BLL- battery led lights
VTEC-Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control
iVTEC-"intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control
WRC-World Rally Championship
FIA-Federation Internationale de l'Automobile
SAE-Society of Automotive Engineers
AEM-Advanced Engine Management
AMG-Aufrecht Melcher Grossaspach (Mercedes Benz racing)
POS- Piece of *****


Have a great day,

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·

the picture will be up soon ;)

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hello and welcome,

I totally agree with you about acronyms/abbreviations and most times I dont use them because they are misleading like short hand on the mobile phone,

acronyms are ok the mechanic because they should know their meaning and should only be used on the shop floor

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
hey, thanks

Thanks for your reply! I found some more great ones yesterday... feel free to add!

AC = Alternating Current
A/F = Air to Fuel
A/T = Automatic Transmission
ABS = Anti-lock Braking System
ACT = Air Charge Temperature
BHP = Brake Horsepower
CCRM = Computer/Constant Control Relay Module
CEL = Check Engine Light
C[K]PS = Crankshaft Position Sensor
COP = Coil On Plug
CV = Crown Victoria/Constant Velocity
DC = Direct Current
DS = Drive Shaft
DMM = Digital Multimeter
DOHC = Double Overhead Camshaft
EATC = Electronic Automatic Temeprature Control
ECT = Engine Coolant Temperature
ECM = Engine Control Module (a term for a car's computer)
ECU = Electronic Control Unit
EEC = Electronic Engine Control (a term for a car's computer)
EFI = Electronic Fuel Injection
EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EGT = Exhaust Gas Temperature
ET = Elapsed Time
EVTM = Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual
FFS = Feedback Fuel System
F/I = Forced Induction [engine]
FN10 = Full-size North American Project #10
FPR = Fuel Pressure Regulator
HO = High Output
[H]O2S = [Heated] Oxygen Sensor
IAC = Idle Air Control
IAT = Intake Air Temperature
IRS = Independent Rear Suspension
IMRC = Intake Manifold Runner Control
J-mod = Jerry's transmission modification
LCA = Lower Control Arm
MAF = Mass Airflow [sensor]
MIL = Malfunction Indicator Lamp
M/T = Manual Transmission
MLPS = Manual Lever Position Selector
MN12 = Mid-size North American Project #12
N/A = Naturally Aspirated [engine]
NPI = Non-Performance Improved
NOS = Nitrous Oxide System/New Old Stock
OBD-II = On-Board Diagnostic system Rev. 2
OD = Overdrive
OE[M] = Original Equipment [Manufacturer]
P/A = Power Adder [engine]
PCM = Powertrain Control Module (a term for a car's computer)
PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation
PI = Performance Improved
RPM = Revolutions Per Minute
RWHP = Rear Wheel Horsepower
RWTQ = Rear Wheel Torque
SATC = Semi-Automatic Temperature Control
SC = Super Coupe/Supercharger
SOHC = Single Overhead Camshaft
TB = Throttle Body
TC[C] = Torque Converter [Clutch]
TDC = Top Dead Center
TOT = Transmission Oil Temperature
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor
UCA = Upper Control Arm
VSS = Vehicle Speed Sensor
WOT = Wide Open Throttle

Misc. Acronyms

AED = Allen Engine Development
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
BTW = By The Way
SCCoA = Super Coupe Club of America
FRPP = Ford Racing Performance Parts
IIRC = If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IM[H]O = In My [Humble/Honest] Opinion
N/m = No Message/Nevermind
OP = Original Poster
SCT = Superchips Custom Tuning
TCCoA = Thunderbird and Cougar Club of America
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
TTT = To The Top
X2/X3/+1 = Showing agreement with a previous statement
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·

yeah i love that bike. Im kind of a Honda enthusiast i guess... haha.

I have a Honda Civic Si at the moment (2006) ill post a pic soon! ;)
What do you drive?
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