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    Default Help for all of you

    I have put together a cheat sheet for all to you. Use this sheet when you need to understand when someone abbreviates a phase and you do not know what it stands for. Now my no means is this list complete. If you knwo of additional items let me know and I will update the list and replublish it for all..

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    Datsun FAQ Acronym Page
    DRCV distributor retard control valve
    A/C air conditioning
    A/F air/fuel ratio
    A/T automatic transmission or transaxle
    ABS antilock brake system
    AC air cleaner
    AC alternating current
    AERA Automotive Engine Rebuilders Assn.
    AFM air flow meter
    AIR secondary air injection
    API American Petroleum Institute
    ASE Automotive Service Excellence
    ATC after top center
    ATDC after top dead center
    ATF automatic transmission fluid
    ATMC Automotive Training Managers Council
    AWD all-wheel drive
    B+ battery positive voltage
    BARO barometric pressure
    BAT battery
    BHP brake horsepower
    BPS barometric pressure sensor (Ford & Nissan)
    BPT back-pressure transducer
    BTC before top center
    BTDC before top dead center
    Btu British thermal units
    C Celsius
    CAAT Council of Advanced Automotive Trainers
    CAC charge air cooler
    CAFE corporate average fuel economy
    CALPAK calibration pack
    CARB California Air Resources Board
    CAS crank angle sensor
    CC catalytic converter
    CC cubic centimeters
    CCOT clutch cycling orifice tube
    CCV canister control valve
    CDI = Capacitive Discharge Ignition
    CEAB cold engine air bleed
    CECU central electronic control unit (Nissan)
    CESS cold engine sensor switch
    CFC Chlorofluorocarbons
    CFI continuous fuel injection
    cfm cubic feet per minute
    CID cubic inch displacement
    CKP crankshaft position sensor
    CKP REF crankshaft reference
    CL closed loop
    CMP camshaft position sensor
    CMP REF camshaft reference
    CO carbon monoxide
    CO2 carbon dioxide
    COP = coil on plug
    COP Coil On Plug ignition
    CPP clutch pedal position
    CPU central processing unit
    CTOX continuous trap oxidizer
    CTP closed throttle position
    CTS = Coolant Temperature Sensor
    CTVS choke thermal vacuum switch
    DB decibels
    DC direct current
    DEPS digital engine position sensor
    DFCO decel fuel cut-off mode
    DFI direct fuel injection
    DLC data link connector
    DOHC dual overhead cams
    DOT Department of Transportation
    DTC diagnostic trouble code
    DTM diagnostic test mode
    DVDSV differential vacuum delay and separator valve
    DVDV distributor vacuum delay valve
    DVOM digital volt ohm meter
    E=EFI Motor Used on the end of Motor type Eg l28E
    EBC = Electronic Boost Control
    EBCM electronic brake control module
    EBTCM electronic brake traction control module
    EC engine control
    ECA electronic control assembly
    ECCS Electronic Concentrated Control System (Nissan)
    ECL engine coolant level
    ECM engine control module
    ECT engine coolant temperature
    EDI(S) = Electronic Distributor less Ignition, add an "S" and it stands for System
    EEPROM electronically erasable programmable read only memory chip
    EFC electronic fuel control
    EFE = early fuel evaporation
    EFI electronic fuel injection
    EGR = Exhaust Gas Re-circulation
    EGR exhaust gas recalculation
    EGRT EGR temperature
    EI electronic ignition
    EM engine modification
    EMI electromagnetic interference
    EOS exhaust oxygen sensor
    EPA Environmental Protection Agency
    EPROM erasable programmable read only memory chip
    EVAP evaporative emission system
    F Fahrenheit
    FC fan control
    FEEPROM flash electrically erasable programmable read only memory
    FF flexible fuel
    FI = Fuel injection
    FMVSS Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
    FP fuel pump
    FPROM flash erasable programmable read only memory
    FT fuel trim
    Ft.lb. foot pound
    FTP federal test procedure
    FUBAR F--ked Up Beyond All Repair
    FWD front-wheel drive
    Gal gallon
    GCM governor control module
    GEN generator
    GND ground
    GPM grams per mile
    H20 water
    HC hydrocarbon
    HEGO heated exhaust gas oxygen sensor
    Hg mercury
    HO2S heated oxygen sensor
    HO2S1 upstream heated oxygen sensor
    HO2S2 up or downstream heated oxygen sensor
    HO2S3 downstream heated oxygen sensor
    HP = Horse Power
    HVAC heating ventilation and air conditioning system
    HVS high voltage switch
    I/M inspection/maintenance
    I/P instrument panel
    IA intake air
    IAC idle air control
    IAT intake air temperature
    IC = Intercooler
    IC ignition control circuit
    IC integrated circuit
    ICM ignition control module
    ID inside diameter
    IFI indirect fuel injection
    IFS inertia fuel shutoff
    IGN ignition
    IIIBDFI If it isn't broke don't fix it
    IM240 inspection/maintenance 240 program
    IPC instrument panel cluster
    ISC idle speed control
    ISO International Standards Organization
    KHz kilohertz
    KISS Keep It Simple Stupid!
    KM kilometers
    KOEC key on, engine cranking
    KOEO key on, engine off
    KOER key on, engine running
    KPa kilopascals
    KS knock sensor
    KSM knock sensor module
    KV kilovolts
    L liters
    L24=Naturally Aspirated 2.4 Liter 6 Cylinder L series Found in 240Z
    L26=Naturally Aspirated 2.6 Liter 6 Cylinder L series Found in 260Z
    L26E=Naturally Aspirated 2.6 Liter 6 Cylinder L series Found in 260Z
    L28E=Naturally Aspirated 2.8 Liter 6 Cylinder L series Found in 280Z
    L28ET=Turbo Charged 2.8 Liter 6 Cylinder L series Found in 280ZX
    LB. ft. pound feet
    LCA = lower control arm
    LCD liquid crystal display
    LED light emitting diode
    LTFT long term fuel trim
    MACS Mobile Air Conditioning Society
    MAF = Mass Air Flow (meter/sensor)
    MAF mass airflow sensor
    MAMA Midwest Automotive Media Assn.
    MAP manifold absolute pressure sensor
    MAT manifold air temperature
    MC mixture control
    MDP manifold differential pressure
    MFI multiport fuel injection
    MIL malfunction indicator lamp
    MM millimeters
    MPFI multi point fuel injection
    MPG miles per gallon
    MPH miles per hour
    MPI multi port injection
    MS = Mega Squirt
    MS millisecond
    MSDS material safety data sheet
    MSnS-E = Mega Squirt n Spark-Extra
    MST manifold surface temperature
    mV mill volts
    MVZ manifold vacuum zone
    NA = Normally Aspirated
    NACAT National Assn. of College Automotive Teachers
    NATEF National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation
    NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Nm Newton meters
    NOX oxides of nitrogen
    NVRAM nonvolatile random access memory
    O2S oxygen sensor
    OBD I onboard diagnostics generation one
    OBD II onboard diagnostics, second generation
    OBD onboard diagnostics
    OC oxidation catalyst
    OD outside diameter
    ODM output device monitor
    OE original equipment
    OEM original equipment manufacture
    OHC = over head cam
    OHC overhead cam
    OL open loop
    OS oxygen sensor
    OSC oxygen sensor storage
    P/B power brakes
    P/N part number
    PAIR pulsed secondary air injection
    PCM power train control module (supercedes ECM)
    PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation
    PCV positive crankcase ventilation
    PECV power enrichment control valve
    PERA Production Engine Rebuilders Assn.
    PNP park/neutral switch
    PPM parts per million
    PROM program read only memory computer chip
    PS power steering
    PSA pressure switch assembly
    PSI pounds per square inch
    PSP power steering pressure
    pt. pint
    PTOX periodic trap oxidizer
    PVA ported vacuum advance
    PVS ported vacuum switch
    QS9000 Quality assurance standard for OEM part suppliers
    Qt. quart
    RAM random access memory
    RFI radio frequency interference
    RM relay module
    ROM read only memory
    RPM revolutions per minute
    RPO regular production option
    RS Supplemental Restraint System (air bag)
    RWD rear-wheel drive
    SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
    SAP accelerator pedal
    SAVM spark advance vacuum modulator
    SC supecharger
    SCB supercharger bypass
    SDM sensing diagnostic mode
    SFC = sub frame connector
    SFI sequential fuel injection
    SIR Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (air bag)
    SOHC single overhead cam
    SRDV spark retard delay valve
    SRI service reminder indicator
    SRT system readiness test
    STFT short term fuel trim
    STS Service Technicians Society
    TACH tachometer
    TB throttle body
    TBI throtle body injection
    TC rod = tension compression rod or strut rod
    TC turbocharger
    TCC torque converter clutch
    TCCS Toyota Computer Controlled System
    TCM transmission or transaxle control module
    TDC top dead center
    TFP throttle fluid pressure
    TP throttle position
    TPP throttle position potentiometer
    TPS throttle position sensor
    TV throttle valve
    TVS thermal vacuum switch
    TVV thermal vacuum valve
    TWC three way caalyst
    TWC+OC three way + oxidation catalytic converter
    UCA = upper control arm
    V volts
    VAC volts alternating current
    VAF vane airflow sensor
    VAF volume airflow
    VCM vehicle control module
    VDC volts direct current
    VDV vacuum delay valve
    VIN vehicle identification number
    VR voltage regulator
    VS vehicle sensor
    VSS vehicle speed sensor
    WOT wide open throttle
    WSS wheel speed sensor
    WU-TWC warm up three way catalytic converter
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    Here are a few more.
    AFM Air Flow Meter
    FSM Factory Service Manual
    PO Previous Owner
    NO Normally Open
    NC Normally Closed
    AAC Auxillary Air Control Valve
    ERV Emergency Relief Valve
    not an acronym, but still occasionally causes confusion
    Dizzy-distributor
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    A Z is beautiful from any angle, I just happen to prefer to view from the drivers' seat!

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    IPO = Idiot Previous Owner
    RTFM(I) = Read The Freaking (sic) Manual (Instructions)

    SUGARSCOOP = Headlight Surround on the 240 Z
    HCP = Heater Control Panel

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    Thanks E,
    I started to add
    FGDSSOBPO, for atrificially induced wiring problems, but I was afraid of the auto censor...

    WIll
    Last edited by hls30.com; 08-18-2006 at 11:56 AM.
    A Z is beautiful from any angle, I just happen to prefer to view from the drivers' seat!

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    Thanks for the additional items they have been added....

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    HAHA I had an IPO! Thanks for the list... looks like it took you a while!

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    Another one, but it's for those who have someone telling them something when they have no idea what it is they're talking about.

    STFU
    things will only bother you if you let them.

    82 280zxt 4 spd auto
    73 240z--lsd, cv axles
    short throw info

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    Ok, this may be dumb. I know that NOS is OEM Nissan parts... stands for what? Nissan Original ______????

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    it's a generic term for any parts that were made by the factory for any manufacturer.

    new old stock
    things will only bother you if you let them.

    82 280zxt 4 spd auto
    73 240z--lsd, cv axles
    short throw info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropkick
    Ok, this may be dumb. I know that NOS is OEM Nissan parts... stands for what? Nissan Original ______????
    NOS = New Old stock
    OEM = Original Equipment manufacture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel
    Another one, but it's for those who have someone telling them something when they have no idea what it is they're talking about.

    STFU
    Well since I do not know what "STFU" until you tell me I can't add to the master list

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    STFU = Shut The Frak Up (Thanks to Battlestar Galactica!)

    NOS = New, Old Stock Term referring to an Old item that used to be a Stocking item, that was never sold originally. Most commonly refers to items still in their original packaging from years ago, or that have never been installed / used.

    CZC = Classic Z Car (Club); mainly THIS site.

    IZCC = Internet Z Car Club (Zhome)

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    you forgot some of the most important ones for a 30+yr old car.

    WIAI- While I'm At It
    IMAW- I Might As Well

    .........replace/repair/refurbish these parts that are right next to the part i just replaced/repaired/refurbished.
    Bart

    5/71 240z, HLS30-31306, mostly stock, ZTherapy SU's, Pertronix, Eibach ProKit, KYB, Poly bushings, 60 amp alternator w/Dave's plug bypass, headlight and parking light harness upgrades.

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    same here with IPO, I had one also

    have you seen an Z with ABS? Z's are so wild that they don't need them



    thanks for your effort.
    Mohamed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mlc240z
    you forgot some of the most important ones for a 30+yr old car.

    WIAI- While I'm At It
    IMAW- I Might As Well

    .........replace/repair/refurbish these parts that are right next to the part i just replaced/repaired/refurbished.

    It's not WIAI, it's WIAT. "While I'm AT [it, somehting, anything]", might as well.....
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