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Gents - I notice a lot of guys using acronyms a lot in threads. Some of these I don't understand like OED etc. Can anyone do a listing of common acronyms for the lesser gifted in this area? Might be a good sticky?

 

Regards,

 

Mase

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TMA - Too Many Acronyms ?

 

The remainder I know are from older vehicles...

 

NOS - New Old Stock

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer/ed

 

NOS - company that sells Nitrous Oxide Systems

 

...

 

There was a link on Aussiefrogs somewhere...

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Hahah..

 

I just did a search,

 

It hasn't been used once.

 

Original Equiment something?

 

Dave

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HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning

NVH - noise vibration harshness

FMIC - front mount intercooler

TMIC - top mount intercooler

TB - throttle body

MAP - manifold absolute pressure sensor

AFM - air flow meter

IAC - idle air control

 

There's a couple more.

 

OED??? :?

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Gents - I notice a lot of guys using acronyms a lot in threads. Some of these I don't understand like OED etc. Can anyone do a listing of common acronyms for the lesser gifted in this area? Might be a good sticky?

 

Regards,

 

Mase

 

We aren't all gents :(

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Guys ( applies to both sexes)...two things..

 

Deb - very sorry! :oops: You know I thought about that 'gents' comment...appologies!

 

Re OED...sorry lady & gents! I did mean OEM...

 

OED - Office for Enconomic Development :oops: too much late night news...

 

I better POQ :)

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OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer

 

Usually used to refer to products made by the same parts supplies company that supplies goods to a bigger company that assembles products.

 

eg: Bosch supply goods to Renault, and will produce packaging with Renault's artwork and Renault's part numbers - this would be considered a Renault part. Then imagine Bosch selling this same part in their own Bosch-branded packaging - this would be referred to as an OEM part.

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OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer

 

Usually used to refer to products made by the same parts supplies company that supplies goods to a bigger company that assembles products.

 

eg: Bosch supply goods to Renault, and will produce packaging with Renault's artwork and Renault's part numbers - this would be considered a Renault part. Then imagine Bosch selling this same part in their own Bosch-branded packaging - this would be referred to as an OEM part.

 

But, if Renault 'Manufactured' a certain part... and you referred to it as OEM, that's still correct yes?

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this might be a stupid question, but what does BUMP mean on a forum. Its been bugging me for ages.

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Same here but I reckon I figured it out! It means to 'push' ones post to the top again! :)

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Same here but I reckon I figured it out! It means to 'push' ones post to the top again! :)

 

hmmmm, ill have to use it first to understand it properly i think

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So by writing 'bump' the original post gets elevated up the list back to the top again for eveyone to see. See?

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So by writing 'bump' the original post gets elevated up the list back to the top again for eveyone to see. See?

 

Yeah i see now, that was buggin me for sooo long.

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Yeah I know what you mean..this whole acronym thing gets to me too as if it's some sort of little clubby thing :wink:

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Yeah I know what you mean..this whole acronym thing gets to me too as if it's some sort of little clubby thing :wink:

 

 

yeah, and i dont think its that cool anyway...

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OMGWTFBBQ?!?!

 

AMEN

 

 

but the thing is Nick & Mase... BUMP isn't an acronym :wink:

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OMGWTFBBQ?!?!

 

AMEN

 

 

but the thing is Nick & Mase... BUMP isn't an acronym :wink:

 

hmmm, you may be right

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The reason "bump" is used:

 

When a new reply to a topic is posted, it is, when next viewed, at the top of the forum again. When nothing of value is added to the thread, the sole reason for posting would be seen to "bump" that thread up the order. Writing bump merely lets everyone else know that's what you're doing. :wink:

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OMGWTFBBQ?!?!

 

AMEN

 

 

but the thing is Nick & Mase... BUMP isn't an acronym :wink:

 

Der..it may not be one but you sure as hell can make it one..just like all the others!! :mrgreen:

 

B - bump

U - up

M - my

P - post

 

I would have though you could have worked that out :mrgreen:

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OMGWTFBBQ?!?!

 

AMEN

 

 

but the thing is Nick & Mase... BUMP isn't an acronym :wink:

 

Der..it may not be one but you sure as hell can make it one..just like all the others!! :mrgreen:

 

B - bump

U - up

M - my

P - post

 

I would have though you could have worked that out :mrgreen:

 

Smarty pants :wink:

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OMGWTFBBQ?!?!

 

AMEN

 

 

but the thing is Nick & Mase... BUMP isn't an acronym :wink:

 

Der..it may not be one but you sure as hell can make it one..just like all the others!! :mrgreen:

 

B - bump

U - up

M - my

P - post

 

I would have though you could have worked that out :mrgreen:

 

oohhhh, Jerry Jerry Jerry Jerry!

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Sorry guys! I guess that's the nature of these acronyms. Sometimes I wish I would just shut up :wink:

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What is FTW? I keep seeing it everywhere and can't make sense of it. Have been meaning to ask for a while.

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Another for the records

 

20AE = 20th Anniversary Edition (refers to the Clio 200)

 

LE = Limited Edition - can refer (on this site) to a number of cars released by VDA.

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The distributor I believe

 

IMO :)

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VDA = Vehicle Distributors Australia (Trading as Renault Australia)

 

SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed

 

IIRC - If I Recall Correctly

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CTS = Coolant Temperature Sensor

 

Classic Throttle Shop :mrgreen:

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