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 #31388  by KuroNekko
 Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:55 am
This idea has been floating around in my head for a while so I wanted to see if people thought it was useful and can add to it:
I want to compile a list of acronyms commonly used in automotive forums. It's mainly for newbies, but I recall a time when I needed to define a lot of acronyms when visiting forums due to unfamiliar acronyms (to me) that were commonly used.
My plan is to start and have others add as replies. I will then edit the original after a while to include everyone's suggestions. I'll make it a sticky for easy reference.

Acronym Glossary

A/C or AC: Air Conditioning
Admin: Administrator (of forum)
Alt: Alternator
A/S: All Season (tires)
A/T or AT: Automatic Transmission
ABS: Anti-lock Braking System
AWD: All Wheel Drive
BITOG: Bob Is The Oil Guy (a popular oil/lubrication forum)
BT: Bluetooth
CAI: Cold Air Intake
Cat: Catalytic Converter
CC: Cruise Control
CEL: Check Engine Light
CVT: Continuously Variable Transmission
DCT: Dual Clutch Transmission
DI: Direction Injection
DIS: Distributor-less Ignition System
DIY: Do It Yourself
DRL: Daytime Running Light
EBD: Electronic Brake-force Distribution
ECU: Engine Control Unit
EGR: Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency (United States Gov't)
ESC: Electronic Stability Control
EV: Electric Vehicle
FWD: Front Wheel Drive
HG: Head Gasket
HID: High Intensity Discharge (headlights)
HP: Horsepower
HU: Head Unit (stereo)
ICE: Internal Combustion Engine
JDM: Japanese Domestic Market
LED: Light-Emitting Diode (lights)
MAF: Mass Air Flow (sensor)
MIL: Malfunction Indicator Light
Mod: Moderator (of forum)
MPG: Miles Per Gallon
M/T or MT: Manual Transmission
MY: Model Year
Navi: Navigation System
O2 Sensor: Oxygen Sensor
OBDII: On Board Diagnostics II (port)
OCI: Oil Change Interval
OE: Original Equipment
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
PCV: Positive Crankcase Ventilation
PHEV: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
P/S: Power Steering
PCM: Powertrain Control Module
RF: Rockford Fosgate (stereo system)
RPM: Revolutions Per Minute
RRM: Road Race Motorsports
SRI: Short Ram Intake
SRS: Supplemental Restraint System
TC: Traction Control
TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System
TPS: Throttle Position Sensor
UOA: Used Oil Analysis
USDM: United States Domestic Market
VSP: Vehicle Stability Program
VVT: Variable Valve Timing
WOT: Wide Open Throttle
 #31393  by Ronzuki
 Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:04 pm
Excellent idea Kuro for those just starting to learn the 'lingo'.