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#1 ams

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:37 PM

Hi guy's,

In an attempt to make the new forum members and those new to Subaru in general a little more welcome to our humble subyclub, I'd like to document (and sticky-erize) a common list of acronyms used when referring to different parts of cars,

Eg: TMIC = Top Mount Intercooler, CAI = Cold Air Intake etc etc.

Only really after car related stuff (not zomgwtf for example)

Post away and this can be a reference for future users.

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Air Intake/Exhaust

TMIC Top Mount Intercooler
CAI Cold Air Intake
FMIC Front Mount Intercooler
WAIC Water to Air Intercooler
ECV Exhaust Control Valve
CBE Catalytic Back Exhuast
TBE Turbo-Back Exhuast
BOV Blow Off Valve

Engine/Computer

TPS Throttle Position Sensor
BSM Body Control Module
ECU Electronic Control Unit
MPI Multi Point Injection
AVLS Active Valve Lift System (2006+)
OBD-I On Board Diagnostics I (a computerized emission control system)
OBD-II On Board Diagnostics II (a computerized emission control system)
AFM Air Flow Meter
MAP Manifold Absolute Pressure
IACV Idle Air Control Valve
AVCS Active Valve Control System

Driveline

LSD Limited Slip Differential
DCCD Driver Controlled Center Differential
4EAT Four Speed Electronic Automatic Transmission
5MT Five speed manual transmission
6MT Six speed manual transmission
MPT Multi-Plate Transfer (Clutch Pack) used in automatic transmission
VC Viscous Coupling (differential)
VDC Vehicle Dynamics Control, Subaru's brand of traction (yaw) control
VTD Variable Torque Distribution
P/S Power Steering
2Pot 2 piston brake caliper
4Pot 4 piston brake caliper

Wheels/Tires/Suspension

PCD Pitch Circle Diameter
RSB Rear Sway Bar
FSB Front Sway Bar
ALK Anti Lift Kit
EPS Electronic Power Steering
ABS Anti-lock Braking System

MISC

AUDM Australian Domestic Market.
JDM Japan Domestic Market.
USDM United States Domestic Market
N/A Naturally Aspirated ( no turbo/super charger or other forced induction)
EJ20 2 Ltr 4 cylinder boxer motor
EJ22 2.2 Ltr 4 cylinder boxer motor
EJ25 2.5 Ltr 4 cylinder boxer motor
EZ30 3 Ltr 6 cylinder boxer motor
EZ33 3.3 Ltr 6 cylinder boxer motor
MY Model Year (eg MY99 = 1999)
STI Subaru Technica Internatonal
VOD Valley Of Death (in reference to twin turbo lag)
PSI Pound per square Inch
BAR Baromic pressure
Nm Newton Metres (measurement of torque)
KW kilowatts (aka Killerwasps)
HP Horse Power
ATW At the Wheels (in reference to KW/HP)
BHP Brake Horse Power

Ugh i could ramble on for forking days about this stuff.


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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:42 PM

good work mate, i shall keep my eye on this thread so i dont give anyone my evidence to my noobiness lol
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#3 ams

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:43 PM

No probs. I'll try and keep the first post updated with any new ones to save trolling through many-a-page.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:07 PM

You missed FMIC - Front mount(ed) inter cooler (just thought I would point that one to you since your a little special odeo) WAIC - Water to Air IC Others which may/will need confirmation WOT - Wide Open Throttle

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:13 PM

lol i did the same thing richo but i pm;'d him instead to make it easier on mr odeo haha
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:27 PM

It's ok, I know him outside of the forums :) he is speshal and likes to lick windows. He pees a little when he laughs :D PCD (when talking about rims etc) - Pitch Circle Diameter

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:35 PM

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:55 PM

zomgwtf!!!! teh n00bs will now know how to read our forumz languagez codez! ABANDON SHIP!! ABANDON SHIP!!

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:12 PM

Thanks guy's, the first lot I added i'd ripped them from another forum, so hadn't really thought of ones i'd missed. EDIT: Richo dont make me add the 'richo is special' poster again...//

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:17 PM

What about FMIF and TMIF? These acronyms are especially useful for ricers. "Mate check out my ride YO! It's gotz an interfooler fitted!" Alright, I'll stop now. I promise I won't hijack this one anymore and will only post if I have a legitimate acronym or if I happen to think of something funny.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:51 PM

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TMIC Top Mount Intercooler
CAI Cold Air Intake
FMIC Front Mount Intercooler
WAIC Water to Air Intercooler

LSD Limited Slip Differential
DCCD Driver Controlled Center Differential
AVLS Active Valve Lift System (2006+)
4EAT Four Speed Electronic Automatic Transmission
5MT Five speed manual transmission
6MT Six speed manual transmission
MPT Multi-Plate Transfer (Clutch Pack) used in automatic transmission
OBD-I On Board Diagnostics I (a computerized emission control system)
OBD-II On Board Diagnostics II (a computerized emission control system)
VC Viscous Coupling (differential)
VDC Vehicle Dynamics Control, Subaru's brand of traction (yaw) control
VTD Variable Torque Distribution

PCD Pitch Circle Diameter

AUDM Australian Domestic Market.
JDM Japan Domestic Market.
USDM United States Domestic Market

I know 12/20 on that list. I passed! ^_^

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:58 PM

Well there ya go, turns out its great for quiz nights too... Do you have any to add?

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 05:55 PM

TPS = Throttle position sensor BSM= Body Control Moduel Ecu= Electric computer unit or someshith like that MPI = multi point injection other wise a usefull thread

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:03 PM

^bump^ There must be more than this...??

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:37 PM

RSB- Rear Sway Bar FSB- Front Sway Bar ALK - Anti Lift Kit EPS - Electronic Power Steering ABS - Anti lock Braking System AFM - Air Flow Meter MAP - Manifold Absolute Pressure IACV- Idle Air control Valve AVCS - Active Valve Control System P/S - Power steering NA - Naturally Aspirated ( no turbo/super charger or other forced induction) EJ20 - 2 Litre 4 cylinder boxer motor EJ22 - 2.2ltr 4 cylinder boxer motor EJ25 - 2.5 Litre 4 cylinder boxer motor EZ30 - 3 Litre 6 sylinder boxer motor EZ33 - 3.3 Litre 6 cylinder boxer motor MY - Model Year (My99 = 1999) STI - Subaru technica Internatonal VOD - (valley Of Death) ECV - Exhaust Control Valve TBE - Turbo-Back Exhuast CBE - Catalytic Back Exhuast BOV - Blow Off Valve PSI - Pound per square Inch BAR - Baromic pressure Nm - Newton Metres (measurement of torque) Kw - Killawatts Hp - Horse power ATW - At the Wheels 2Pot - 2 piston brake caliper 4Pot - 4 piston brake caliper i cant think of any more at the moment
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:34 PM

First post updated, thanks.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:14 PM

modifier for ATW ?? ie R (rear) ATrW or rwhp/kw

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:49 PM

BHP/BKW - Brake horse power. It means the power at the fly-wheel.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:52 PM

Saw this on LegacyGT - Not sure if these have already been covered or not TERMS & ABREVIATIONS SECTION Legacy Model Codes: BC=89-94 Sedan BF=89-94 Wagon (raised roof) BJ=89-94 Wagon BD=95-99 Sedan BG=95-99 Wagon (raised roof aka 96-99 outback) BK=95-99 Wagon BE=00-04 Sedan BH=00-04 Wagon **Some of the models which have the same model code have different suspension parts then the other model. check with local dealer or give vehicle VIN number when ordering parts to make sure it will fit and is the correct part. Technical Abreviations: 5MT- 5 speed manual transmission 6MT- 6 speed manual transmission 4EAT- 4 speed automatic transmission ABS- Antilock Braking System AWD- All Wheel Drive Bhp- Brake Horsepower BOV- Blow off Valve CAI- cold air intake Cat- Catalytic Converter CEL- Check engine light CF- Carbon fiber *or* cubic feet CVT- Continuously Variable Transmission Diff- Differential DIN- The standard radio slot (about 7"w x 2"h) DOHC- Dual over head camshafts Dyno- the “rolling road” where a vehicle’s power is tested ECU- Engine Control Unit EFI- Electronic Fuel Injection EGR- Exhaust Gas Recirculation ECT - Electronically Controlled Transmission EFI – Electronic Fuel Injection EG – Subaru 6-cylinder engines (up through mid to late 90’s) EG33 – Subaru 3.3 litre 6-cylinder engine code (SVX) EJ – Subaru 4-cylinder engines (early 90’s and newer) EJ20 – Subaru 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine code EJ205 – Subaru 2.0 litre turbo engine (US WRX) EJ22 – Subaru 2.2 litre 4-cylinder engine code EJ25 – Subaru 2.5 litre 4-cylinder engine code EJ255 – Subaru 2.5 litre turbo engine (US Forester XT, Baja Turbo) EJ257 – Subaru 2.5 litre turbo engine (US WRX STi) EZ – Subaru 6-cylinder engines (post EG series H6 engines) EZ30R – Subaru 3.0 litre 6-cylinder engine code (BL/BP Legacy and new Outback) F4- Flat four (boxer motor) FDR - Final Drive Ratio FMIC- Front Mounted intercooler FWD- Front Wheel Drive H4 – Horizontally Opposed 4 cylinder (boxer) H6 – Horizontally Opposed 6 cylinder HID- High Intensity Discharge Headlights HP- Horsepower (at the crank) IC or I/C- Intercooler Kw- Kilowatts (like HP in the metric system) 1kw = ~1.341 HP LHD- Left Hand drive LSD- Limited Slip Differential MAF- Mass Air Flow Sensor MAP- Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor NA or N/A- Naturally Aspirated NOS- Nitrous Oxide Systems NGK- maker of spark plugs O2- oxygen OBD II- On board diagnostics system (95 and up) Also refers to the newest emissions standards. OEM- Original Equipment Manufacturer PCV- Positive Crankcase Ventilation (valve) Pot- number of pistons per caliper (ie: 4 pot brakes) PSI- Pounds per square inch RHD- Right Hand Drive RWD- Rear Wheel Drive SC or S/C- Supercharger SOHC- Single over head cams Speedo- Speedometer STi- Subaru Technica International Tach- Tachometer TB- Throttle body T/C- Turbocharger TC- Torque Converter TCM- Torque Control Module TCU- Transmission Control Unit TMIC- Top Mounted Intercooler TT- Twin Turbo or Turbo Timer VC- Viscous Coupler VIN- Vehicle Identification Number Whp- Wheel Horsepower WOT- Wide Open Throttle

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:18 PM

F4- Flat four (boxer motor)

H4 – Horizontally Opposed 4 cylinder (boxer)

T/C- Turbocharger

Nice there was heaps there, but what the diff between H4 and F4, never heard F4 used, just H4 or Boxer.

And fark hope no one gets around talking about their T/C, just as much effort to write/say Turbo :D .

MBC - Manual Boost Controller
EBC - Electronic Boost Controller
HU - Head Unit
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
ATM - Automatic Teller Machine
GF - Girlfriend
POV - ATM + GF

Oh and for the ATW I've seen ATF for At The Fly, but not often. I like BHP/BkW better.

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