Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.
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The point at which an automatic gearbox changes gear.
A thin metal sheet or washer used between two components to adjust free play. Shim material is produced in standard sizes.
Side to side movement of the wheels that causes the tyres to lose some grip on the road.
Method of dampening suspension spring shock oscillation. Damper.
A short circuit is one that allows a current to travel along a different path from the one originally intended.
Engine block containing crankshaft and pistons. Usually referred to when being replaced to overhaul the engine.
The engine block and crankcase together with all internal running components, pistons, crankshaft, etc.
An interference fit obtained by heating the outer component or cooling the inner component so that they can be assembled with a push fit. When the temperatures are balanced the parts retain their interference fit.
Loss of solvent during the drying/curing process of a paint film.
General term used to describe a cover.