Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.
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Electrical/electronic device consisting of two plates separated by an insulator. It is capable of holding a charge.
Applied to the sum total of the swept volumes for all cylinders in an engine. Also known as 'total displacement'.
A black pigment manufactured by collecting the carbon resulting from incomplete combustion of natural gas.
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Polluting, odourless, toxic (poisonous) gas produced by incomplete combustion of fuel.
Device for Vaporizing liquid fuel and mixing it in appropriate proportions with a stream of air, prior to combustion in an engine.
A drive shaft universal joint consisting of two yokes and a cross bearing. Also Hooke's joint.
Crank Angle Sensor
A metal forming process where molten metal is poured or injected into a mould.