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School is in :) It's time to go over some abbreviations and other acronyms you'll see on our forums here. This list is not complete and if anyone see's something they don't understand please post it and we will add it to the list.

 

Abbreve's:

 

FCO = FordContour.Org

 

24V = 24 Valve (As in V6)

 

16V = 16 Valve (As in 4cyl)

 

IMHO = In My Honest Opinion

 

IMO = In My Opinion

 

LHD = Left Hand Drive

 

RHD = Right Hand Drive

 

HID = High Intensity Discharge (Headlamps)

 

CDW-27 = Platform the Contour/Mystique and Cougar are built on.

 

DIY = Do It Yourself

 

FYI = For Your Information

 

LSD = Limited Slip Differential

 

SS = Short Shifter

 

WOT = Wide Open Throttle

 

CAT = Catalytic Converter

 

CEL/MIL = Check Engine Light/ Malfunction Indicator Light

 

A/F = Air/Fuel Ratio

 

CARB = California Air Research Board

 

NHTSA = National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

DOT = Department of Transportation

 

PSI = Unit of Pressure

 

FS = For Sale

 

WTB = Wanted to Buy

 

GB/GP = Group Buy/Group Purchase

 

OBO = Or Best Offer

 

SC = SuperCharged

 

TC = TurboCharged

 

N/A = Normally Aspirated

 

F/I = Forced Induction

 

CAI = Cold Air Intake

 

PM = Personal Message

 

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

 

BUMP = Bring Up My Post

 

MAF = Mass Air Flow (Sensor)

 

TPS = Throttle Position Sensor

 

IAT = Intake Air Temperature (Sensor)

 

ECT = Engine Coolant Temperature (Sensor)

 

DPFE = Differential Pressure Feedback (Sensor)

 

EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation (Valve)

 

UIM = Upper Intake Manifold

 

LIM = Lower Intake Manifold

 

TB = Throttle Body

 

A/C = Air Conditioning

 

P/S = Power Steering

 

ALT = Alternator

 

DC = Direct Current (No not the state silly!)

 

These are all I can think of for now.

 

-Doc

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School is in  :)  It's time to go over some abbreviations and other acronyms you'll see on our forums here. This list is not complete and if anyone see's something they don't understand please post it and we will add it to the list.

 

Abbreve's:

 

FCO = FordContour.Org

 

24V = 24 Valve (As in V6)

 

16V = 16 Valve (As in 4cyl)

 

IMHO = In My Honest Opinion

 

IMO = In My Opinion

 

LHD = Left Hand Drive

 

RHD = Right Hand Drive

 

HID = High Intensity Discharge (Headlamps)

 

CDW-27 = Platform the Contour/Mystique and Cougar are built on.

 

DIY = Do It Yourself

 

FYI = For Your Information

 

LSD = Limited Slip Differential

 

SS = Short Shifter

 

WOT = Wide Open Throttle

 

CAT = Catalytic Converter

 

CEL/MIL = Check Engine Light/ Malfunction Indicator Light

 

A/F = Air/Fuel Ratio

 

CARB = California Air Research Board

 

NHTSA = National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

DOT = Department of Transportation

 

PSI = Unit of Pressure

 

FS = For Sale

 

WTB = Wanted to Buy

 

GB/GP = Group Buy/Group Purchase

 

OBO = Or Best Offer

 

SC = SuperCharged

 

TC = TurboCharged

 

N/A = Normally Aspirated

 

F/I = Forced Induction

 

CAI = Cold Air Intake

 

PM = Personal Message

 

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

 

BUMP = Bring Up My Post

 

MAF = Mass Air Flow (Sensor)

 

TPS = Throttle Position Sensor

 

IAT = Intake Air Temperature (Sensor)

 

ECT = Engine Coolant Temperature (Sensor)

 

DPFE = Differential Pressure Feedback (Sensor)

 

EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation (Valve)

 

UIM = Upper Intake Manifold

 

LIM = Lower Intake Manifold

 

TB = Throttle Body

 

A/C = Air Conditioning

 

P/S = Power Steering

 

ALT = Alternator

 

DC = Direct Current (No not the state silly!)

 

These are all I can think of for now.

 

-Doc [/b]

Forgot something Dom, How about some others:

 

MTX= Manual Transaxle

 

ATX= Automatic Transaxle

 

PCV valve= Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve

 

TH= Throttle Hang

 

DOHC= Dual Overhead Cam

 

SOHC= Single Overhead Cam

 

OHV= Overhead Valve

 

DIS= Distributorless Ignition System

 

IMRC= Intake Manifold Runner Control

 

 

Well thats all I can think of for now :D .

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ACK! Big needless quote!

 

Oh, IMHO is "In my Humble Opinion" not "honest"

 

IIRC = "If I Remember Correctly"

 

TBE = Turbo Back Exhaust

 

EM = Engine Management

 

EBC = Electronic Boost Controller

 

MBC = Manual Boost Controller

 

BOV = Blow Off Valve

 

DP = Downpipe

 

SRT4 = Go away ;)

 

EJ20 = Wrx Boxer 4 motor, Two liter

 

FC3S = 2nd Generation RX-7 Body

 

Meh, some of these apply, I use them alot, so I figured i'd throw em up there

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Oh, forgot the tools no handy man can be without:

 

BFH-big funkin hammer

 

RGDBMFH-really gall dern big mo funkin hammer

 

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

 

The first one is usually a 10lb sledge, the latter is a 5gal bucket full of concrete with a hockey stick in the middle. It's only for emergencies. Or body work on my truck. :wink

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for those of you with your honda/acura ricer friends...

 

 

B16 - standard civic engine... 1.6L(?)

B18b - 1.8L Acura Integra LS engine, fits in civics and is a popular swap, bolts right in...

B18C - 1.8L Integra GSR engine, same thing as B18b, straight awap into a civic (stock B18C in a 92 civic hatch runs low 15's, high 14's, completely stock)

 

B18c5 - 1.8L the mother of Honda made engines, the Integra Type R engine...

 

 

Vtech engine is the EXACT same as the above ones but i t has a Vtech head on the block. popular conversion is to put a Vtech head on the LS engine, good low end from the LS block, good high end from the Vtech head. just gotta drill/tap an oil line...

 

b20 engine comes in the Honda CRV, EXACT same as an LS (b18b) block, just bored to 2.0L... sleeves are a little thinner though, bolts straight into all previous cars for some nice torque, i'd reccomend boring out your LS Block though, little stronger sleeves.

 

 

i may be wrong on some of this, but should be enough so you can at least understand your riced out friends :P

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Funny, the 3.0L eats all of them, including the Type-R (Friend has a Yellow Type-R). Nothing like getting spanked by a Ford ;) He beat me with my normal 2.5L however...

 

He runs 14.6 normally, and that's with all the ricer gear (CAI, Cam Gears.. Electronics). I think he still needs to learn how to shift though, because just between two gears I can leave him almost a half a car length. Not to mention, another person who I used to know that accidentally shifted from third to second on the track when they meant to go to fourth. Can you see little bits of flying VTEC hardware everywhere? He did.

 

-Dom

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I gotta

 

feeling that this is going to be the dummest question on here.

SVT?

Its all over the site and driving me nuts, so I gotta

 

ask so I can get some sleep.

(Waits for hysterical laughter to die down)

 

Cheers

 

Phil

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...SVT?...

 

 

Special Vehicle Team, it is the High Performance version of the

 

Contour, souped up 200hp 2.5L v6, better handling and and looks. Also known as the baby SHO.

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Special Vehicle

 

Team, it is the High Performance version of the Contour, souped up 200hp 2.5L v6, better handling and and looks. Also known

 

as the baby SHO.

93 NightHawk, thanks for

 

that, dont laugh ok......SHO??

:lol:

Maybe I should check out Contour variants or I could be doing this for a while.

We have

 

the Mondeo in the UK, but I drive a Cougar. Im here for Duratec info as mine died but the forums are interesting. You know your

 

stuff over there for sure.

 

Phil

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93 NightHawk, thanks for

 

that, dont laugh ok......SHO??

:lol:  

 

Super High Output, It stands for a trim level of Taurus

 

than ran from '89-'99 that came with a Yamaha High performance DOHC "Camero Killer" engine, sport suspension, bassically a

 

wolf in sheeps clothing. I thought there were a couple running around the UK.

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One more you guys forgot, that we use in the military, or maybe you feel this way after going to the dealership:

 

BOHICA

 

(Bend Over Here It Comes Again)

 

 

:lmao:

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Hi: Here's a couple we use at UPS(United Parcel Service)

UPS:U Poor Sucker

UPS: Under Paid Slaves

 

Frank T

1998.5 Contour SVT#4763

Camarillo CA

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CARB=SATAN

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Here is another one from an old soldier of mine who stopped in my office on his two weeks of R&R from Iraq:

 

 

U.S. Army

 

(Uncle Sam Aint Released Me Yet)

 

He also told me that if you take U.S. Army backwards it is:

 

(Yes, My Retarded A** Signed Up)

 

 

- J.D.

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