Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.
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A spring loaded valve for retaining the pressure in a tyre and to allow for tyre inflation. Fitted into the rim of a wheel either as a separate valve for tubeless tyres or as part of the tube for tubed tyres.
Neuralgia of the hip and thigh.
Short for oscilloscope - Test equipment with a screen that can display electrical signals.
Piston ring that controls amount of oil on cylinder wall.
A method of increasing force.
Effect on the tyre of steering turn.
A rubbing wear due to lack of lubrication or incorrect alignment. Examples are cylinder scoring and tyre tread wear on one side of a tyre only.
Oil, water or gas tight join.
The area on shafts that an oil seal lip seals against.