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A Glossary of Acronyms and Shop Jargon
#387587 Thu Mar 13 2008 05:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 870
54TOW Offline OP
Shop Shark
I am working on this list of acronyms. The previous GS list is in a LIMO - Here is the current Acronym post.
This list will be divided into two sections at the end of April.
One list of acronyms will remain in General Truck Talk,
and the other list will be over in the Greasy Spoon.

I know many of the acronyms used here, but some of the people have to post questions to clarify acronyms.
I'll try to edit this post with all applicable responses. - - Thank you for the input and remember:

Originally Posted by Tramp
Just remember this about life...
(It is)easier to ask what you think to be a stupid question, than to explain a stupid result for not asking. On this website it's a matter of each one, teach one. The help you'll get from the folks around here can't be bought anywhere else.

ACRONYM - Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning

Internet Acronyms Dictionary - - We're trying to come up with terms, without cussing.

AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact(Thanks for that lesson, Peg)
AD - Advance Design(1947 2nd series to 1955 1st series)
ATAB - Ain't That A Bear - a whole lot for me(or anyone else) to handle
ATDC - After Top Dead Center
BB - Big Bolts
BBC - Big Block Chevy
BBFH - Bigger BFH
BFH - Big Freaking Hammer ]which (I like this one better)
BFW - Big Friggin' Wrench.. ]Fword
BTDC - Before Top Dead Center
BTT - Bump to Top - wait 3 days minimum to do this
BTTH - Boot To The Head - Boot to the head sketch - 3min15sec
BTW - By The Way
BURGER - ???
CDB - Chill Dude Back-up - - ???
CID - Cubic Inch Displacement
COE - Cab Over Engine (BIG BOLTS)
COFFEE - Come On Fella(s)??? It'll come back to me.
CYA - Cover(ing) Your (butt)- keep(ing) yourself away from trouble
Deco - Art Deco or"Victory"(1941 to 1947 1st series)-AD is taken already
DROF - (f0rd backwards) - Driver Returns On Foot - Zimmer?
EDIT - ???
EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
EFF - Equine(s) Fertilizer Factory - horses..(you know) - - To only be used in jest?
FLAPS - Friendly Local Auto Parts Store
FRIES - ???
FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
GOI - Get Over It
GT - General Truck
HEI - High Energy Ignition
HJ - HighJack - to take over a topic - off-off-topic - when HJ is posted, you need to end your conversation, and leave the topic alone.
HTH - Hope This Helps
IFS - Independent Front Suspension
IIACTMN - It Is All Clear To Me Now
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
INE - It Never Ends
IKT - I Knew That
IN - ???
IOI - I'm On It
IRS - Independent Rear Suspension
IRWIPI - It Ran When I Parked It
ISTL - I See The Light
JLFSH - Just Looking For Some Help
KIR - Keep It Real- ND
KIT - Keep In Touch
KMG - Kiss My Grits (usually followed by "Mel", almost always in a Diner)
LIMO - Locked In Moving On - when a thread is locked down and rolling away
LMAO - Laughing My (butt) Off
LMO - (butt) fell off - that's a knee-slapper!
LOL - Laugh Out Loud - funny
LTA - Link To Acronyms
ME - ???
MENU - ???
ND - Peace - &#x262E = & # x 2 6 2 E(no spaces)
Originally Posted by tclederman
N D for Nuclear Disarmament (November Delta) = &#x262E

NOS - New, Old Stock
NORS - New, Old Replacement (or Re-manufactured) Stock
NORP - New, Old Re-manufactured (or Replacement) Part
O&O - Over And Out - Kip
OEM - Original Equipment (from the) Manufacturer
OUT - ???
PANS - Pretty Amazing New Stuff
PHM - Please Help Me
PH - Please Help
PO - Previous Owner
POTS - ???
props - proper respect - to lift
QYB - Quit Your Barfing - Stop "Spewing" Stuff - Hmm???
RMR - Rubs Me Raw - chafes
RPO - Regular Production Option
SBC - Small Block Chevy
SNAFU - Situation Normal - All Fouled Up
SLURP - Simple Lightweight Unpretentious Retro Pickup
SNS - Show and Shine
SOS - Save Our Spoon
SOUR - ???
SWEET - ???
TBI - Throttle Body Injection
TDC - Top Dead Center
TEA - ???
TF - Task Force(1955 2nd series to 1959)
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TMI - Too Much Information
TMTOY(M)H - Too Much Time On Your (My) Hands
TOP - ???
TSP - The Stovebolt Page
TTFN - Ta-Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To You Later
TY - Thank You
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
WINE - ???
WIP - Work In Process
WHINE - ???
WOT - Wide Open Throttle
WTH - What The Heck?
WTMI - Way Too Much Information
XM - trans(X)Mission - or just TM?
YBD - Ya Big Dope smile (only in jest) smile
YW - You're Welcome

??? = JLFSH

JLFSH - More possible stuff, suggestions for existing ones:

Coffee, Tea, (or Me)- bad one, eh?
Ways to shorten Engine... NGN or just NG?
Define code-names : 400TH - 400 Turbo, etc.
XL... AXL... AXLE...
Suggestions, anyone?

Last edited by 54TOW; Tue Apr 22 2008 03:55 PM. Reason: Ch, ch, ch, ch, changes

David Colter
pics * 1954 wrecker * 1948 Chevy 1-Ton
No act of kindness - no matter how small - is ever wasted ~~ Aesop
Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
54TOW #387588 Thu Mar 13 2008 05:46 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 8,386
Extreme Gabster
I think this is a good idea. Please keep on topic.

HEI=High Energy Ignition

EFI=Electronic Fuel Injection

BBFH= Bigger BFH

"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
My TRUCKS website
Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
Cletis #387590 Thu Mar 13 2008 06:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,868
Shop Shark
Originally Posted by cletis
BBFH= Bigger BFH

I like that! grin

Hey guys, hows the weather? grin

Lifes to short to worry about how short life is.

1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 w/303 and hydramatic
My 1953 Chevrolet
1947.1 GMC Art Deco COE / 1947.1 Gallery
1972 C-10 1/2 Ton & 1972 C-30 1 Ton
Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
rustednuts #387609 Thu Mar 13 2008 07:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,466
Shop Shark
AD = Advanced Design
TF = Task Force

Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
waldo53 #387613 Thu Mar 13 2008 07:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 457
Shop Shark
No, AD = ADVANCE Design, not Advanced

Jeff Nelson

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
Jeff_from_KY #387632 Thu Mar 13 2008 07:57 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 878
Shop Shark

RPO - Regular Production Option

Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
Gator5713 #387688 Thu Mar 13 2008 10:30 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 9
New Guy
How about

OE - Operator Error

It's never too late to relive your childhood or get your hands a little greasy.

Thurl "TC" Carmany
Shop Acronyms
TC40Chevy #387694 Thu Mar 13 2008 10:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 870
54TOW Offline OP
Shop Shark
From joker - Thanks, Fred. thumbs_up

A/C air conditioning
AC air cleaner
AIR secondary air injection
A/T automatic transmission or transaxle
SAP accelerator pedal
B+ battery positive voltage
BARO barometric pressure
CAC charge air cooler
CFI continuous fuel injection
CL closed loop
CKP crankshaft position sensor
CKP REF crankshaft reference
CMP camshaft position sensor
CMP REF camshaft reference
CO carbon monoxide
CO2 carbon dioxide
CPP clutch pedal position
CTOX continuous trap oxidizer
CTP closed throttle position
DEPS digital engine position sensor
DFCO decel fuel cut-off mode
DFI direct fuel injection
DLC data link connector
DTC diagnostic trouble code
DTM diagnostic test mode
EBCM electronic brake control module
EBTCM electronic brake traction control module
EC engine control
ECM engine control module
ECL engine coolant level
ECT engine coolant temperature
EEPROM elecrically erasable programmable read only memory

EFE early fuel evaporation
EGR exhaust gas recirculation
EGRT EGR temperature
EI electronic ignition
EM engine modification
EPROM erasable programmable read only memory
EVAP evaporative emission system
FC fan control
FEEPROM flash electrically erasable programmable read only memory
FF flexible fuel
FP fuel pump
FPROM flash erasable programmable read only memory
FT fuel trim
FTP federal test procedure
GCM governor control module
GEN generator
GND ground
H20 water
HO2S heated oxygen sensor
HO2S1 upstream heated oxygen sensor
HO2S2 up or downstream heated oxygen sensor
HO2S3 downstream heated oxygen sensor
HC hydocarbon
HVS high voltage switch
HVAC heating ventilation and air conditioning system
IA intake air
IAC idle air control
IAT intake air temperature
IC ignition control circuit
ICM ignition control module
IFI indirect fuel injection
IFS inertia fuel shutoff
I/M inspection/maintenance
IPC instrument panel cluster
ISC idle speed control
KOEC key on, engine cranking
KOEO key on, engine off
KOER key on, engine running
KS knock sensor
KSM knock sensor module
LTFT long term fuel trim
LWB long wheel base
MAF mass airflow sensor
MAP manifold absolute pressure sensor
MC mixture control
MDP manifold differential pressure
MFI multiport fuel injection
MIL malfunction indicator lamp
MPH miles per hour
MST manifold surface temperature
MVZ manifold vacuum zone
NVRAM nonvolatile randon access memory
NOX oxides of nitrogen
O2S oxygen sensor
OBD onboard diagnostics
OBD I onboard diagnostics generation one
OBD II onboard diagnostics, second generation
OC oxidation catalyst
ODM output device monitor
OL open loop
OSC oxygen sensor storage
PAIR pulsed secondary air injection
PCM powertrain control module
PCV positive crankcase ventilation
PNP park/neutral switch
PROM program read only memory
PSA pressure switch assembly
PSP power steering pressure
PTOX periodic trap oxidizer
RAM random access memory
RM relay module
ROM read only memory
RPM revolutions per minute
SC supecharger
SCB supercharger bypass
SDM sensing diagnostic mode
SFI sequential fuel injection
SRI service reminder indicator
SRT system readiness test
STFT short term fuel trim
SWB short wheel base
TB throttle body
TBI throtle body injection
TC turbocharger
TCC torque converter clutch
TCM transmission or transaxle control module
TFP throttle fluid pressure
TP throttle position
TPS throttle position sensor
TVV thermal vacuum valve
TWC three way caalyst
TWC+OC three way + oxidation catalytic converter
VAF volume airflow
VCM vehicle control module
VR voltage regulator
VS vehicle sensor
VSS vehicle speed sensor
WU-TWC warm up three way catalytic converter
WOT wide open throttle

Last edited by 54TOW; Thu Apr 17 2008 03:12 PM. Reason: Ch, ch, ch, ch, changes
Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
54TOW #387791 Fri Mar 14 2008 02:23 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 8,386
Extreme Gabster
OK guys, let's keep this about working on trucks. I just deleted several posts with slang terms, funny(?) sayings and the like. Those belong in the Greasy Spoon.

"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
My TRUCKS website
Re: A Glossary of Acronyms
Cletis #387865 Fri Mar 14 2008 04:45 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 87
Shop Shark
Oops, Sorry for the 'slang'...
How about "NOS" New Original Stock (at least I think thats what it stands for.)

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