Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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SEFI

Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection.

Seismic Mass

A small mass (weight) that moves to act as a sensing element.

Seizure

Lock up of mechanical parts preventing or restricting proper movement.

Selector Clutch

Part of gear change system that automatically synchronises gear speeds before they are engaged.

Selector Fork

A fork that acts on, and moves a gear selector.

Selector Lever

Any lever to control a system that the driver uses to select a function.

Selector Mechanism

The mechanical connection between the driver and the gearbox shift hubs in a manual transmission.

Selector Shaft

Simple shafts that are attached to and move the selector forks, which in turn move the synchronisers.

Self Test

See Self-Test.

Self-Adjusting

A mechanism or component that takes up free play automatically by either a mechanism or hydraulic pressure.


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