Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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CCMC

Comite des Constructeurs d'Automobile du Marche Commun. The European organisation that set standards for engine lubricants. This organisation has been replaced by ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens d'Automobiles).

CD ROM

Compact Disk Read Only Memory. Stores up to 800Mb of data. The data is 'read only' which means that you cannot change or overwrite it.

CDI

Capacitor Discharge Ignition

CDI (Ignition)

Capacitor discharge ignition system that uses a capacitor to produce the high tension for arcing across the electrodes of the spark plug.

CEAB

Cold Engine Air Bleed

CECU

Central Electronic Control Unit

Cell

That part of a battery made from two dissimilar metals and an acid or alkali solution. A cell stores chemical energy for use later as electrical energy.

Cell Caps

Removable covers for a battery cell.

Center Bearings

See Centre Bearings.

Center of Gravity

See Centre of Gravity.


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