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Old 01-12-2018, 07:55 AM
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Glossary Of Terms?

Would it be possible to have a sticky with a glossary defining what the litany of acronyms and abbreviations used here are? I guess I probably should know what they are, some I can figure out, some I can't. I realize I'm probably the minority, but I suspect I'm not alone....
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:13 AM
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That would be an enormous help, especially to new users and to other members (like me) who are too embarrassed to ask sometimes.
 
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That would be an enormous help, especially to new users and to other members (like me) who are too embarrassed to ask sometimes.
I've gotten over the embarrassment...It's the world we live in now, we speak like we're typing on a flip phone, and it is assumed that everybody understands the language..(I finally stopped resisting and got my wife and I "smart" phones just a few months ago...)
 
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Originally Posted by roadpilot View Post
Scammed and edited this a while back from somewhere:

2WD = Two Wheel Drive
4WD =4 Wheel Drive
4x4 =4 Wheel Drive
ABS =Anti-Lock Braking System
A/C =Air Conditioning
AC =Alternating Current
AIC =Auxiliary Idle Control
AIH =Air Intake Heater
APCM =Auxiliary Power train Control Module
ATF =Automatic Transmission Fluid
BARO =Barometric Pressure Sensor
CAI =Cold Air Intake
CC =Crew Cab (4 door)
CCV =Crank Case Vent
CDR =Crankcase Depression Regulator
CPS =Cam Positioning Sensor
DC =Direct Current
DEF = Diesel Exhaust Fluid
DORA =Dealer Order Receipt Acknowledgment
DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter
DI =Direct Injection
DIY =Do It Yourself
DRW =Dual Rear Wheels
DTC =Diagnostic Trouble Code
DVOM =Digital Volt-Ohm Meter
E4OD =Auto Transmission OBS
EATC =Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (climate control)
EBPV =Exhaust Back Pressure Valve
ECM =Engine Control Module
ECU =Engine Control Unit
EEC =Electronic Engine Control
EGR =Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EGT =Exhaust Gas Temperature
EOT =Engine Oil Temperature
FASS =Fuel Air Separation System
FAQs =Frequently Asked Questions
FICM =Fuel Injection Control Module
FPR =Fuel Pressure Regulator
GP =Glow Plug
GPR =Glow Plug Relay
GVWR =Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
HFCM =Horizontal Fuel Conditioning Module
HEUI =Hydraulic Actuated Electronic Controlled Unit Injector
HPOP =High Pressure Oil Pump
IAT =Intake Air Temperature Sensor
ICP =Ignition Control Pressure
IDI =In-Direct Injection
IDM =Injector Drive Module
IPR =Ignition Pressure Regulator
LB =Long Bed
MAF =Mass Air Flow Sensor
MAP =Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
OD =Over Drive
OEM =Original Equipment Manufacturer
PATS =Passive Anti-Theft System
PCM =Power train Control Module
PCV =Positive Crankcase Ventilation
PO =Previous Owner
PS =Power Steering
PSD =Power Stroke Diesel
PTO =Power Take Off
PW =Power Windows
PWM =Pulse Width Modulation
RC =Regular Cab
RWD =Rear Wheel Drive
SB =Short Bed
SC =Super Cab (extended cab)
SD =Super Duty
SRW =Single Rear Wheel
TPS =Throttle Position Sensor
TSB =Technical Service Bulletin
VAC =Volts Alternating Current
VDC =Volts Direct Current
VECI =Vehicle Emissions Control Information
WOT =Wide Open Throttle
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Here is a combined list (from my earlier two posts) of common acronyms. Maybe we could add words and further create a (full) glossary of terms?

Diesel Truck and Engine Acronyms

2WD = Two Wheel Drive
4WD = 4 Wheel Drive
4x4 = 4 Wheel Drive
A/C = Air Conditioning
AAT = Ambient air temperature
ABS = Anti-Lock brake system
AC = Alternating Current
ACC = Accessory key position
AIC = Auxiliary Idle Control
AIH = Air Intake Heater
APCM = Auxiliary Powertrain Control Module
APPS = Accelerator pedal position sensor, sometimes simply accelerator position sensor (APS).
ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
B5 = Common biodiesel blend; 5% biodiesel, 95% petroleum diesel.
B20 = Common biodiesel blend; 20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel.
BARO = Barometric Pressure Sensor
BW = BorgWarner, popular transfer case manufacturer and drivetrain component supplier for various automakers.
CAC = Charge-Air-Cooler, synonymous with intercooler or aftercooler.
CAI = Cold Air Intake
CAN = Controller area network, protocol for OBD-II diagnostic systems.
CC = Crew Cab (4 door)
CCV = Crank Case Vent
CDR = Crankcase depression regulator
CDR = Crankcase Depression Regulator
CEL = Check engine light
CKP = Crankshaft position sensor
CMP = Camshaft position, often referring to the CPS or parameter ID.
CP3/CP4 = Injection pump produced by Bosch
CPS = Cam Positioning Sensor
CR = Common rail
CTD = Cummins turbo diesel
DC = Direct Current
DEF = Diesel exhaust fluid
DI = Direct injection
DIT = Direct injection turbocharged
DIY = Do It Yourself
DOC = Diesel oxidation catalyst
DORA = Dealer Order Receipt Acknowledgment
DPF = Diesel particulate filter
DRW = Dual Rear Wheels
DTC = Diagnostic trouble code
DVOM = Digital Volt= Ohm Meter
EATC = Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (climate control)
EBP = Exhaust backpressure, alternatively EP (exhaust pressure)
EBPV = Exhaust Back Pressure Valve
ECM = Engine control module
ECT = Engine coolant temperature
ECU = engine control unit
EEC = Electronic Engine Control
EGR = Exhaust gas recirculation
EGT = Exhaust gas temperature, typically measured before the turbine inlet of the turbocharger.
EOT = Engine oil temperature
EP or EBP= Exhaust pressure, exhaust backpressure
FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions
FASS = Fuel Air Separation System
FICM = Fuel Injection Control Module
FPR = Fuel Pressure Regulator
FSD = Fuel system driver
GCWR = Gross combined weight rating
GP = Glow plug
GPCM = Glow plug control module
GPM = Glow plug module
GPR = Glow Plug Relay
GTWR = Gross trailer weight rating
GVWR = Gross vehicle weight rating
HEUI = Hydraulic Actuated Electronic Controlled Unit Injector
HFCM = Horizontal Fuel Conditioning Module
HPOP = High Pressure Oil Pump
IAT = Intake Air Temperature Sensor
IC = Intercooler, synonymous with Charge-Air-Cooler or aftercooler.
ICP = Injection Control Pressure
IDI = Indirect injection
IDM = injector driver module
IDS = Integrated diagnostic system
IP = Injection pump or injector pump
IPR = Injection Pressure Regulator
KOEO = Key on engine off
KOER = Key on engine running
LB = Long Bed
LP = Lift pump, referring to the low pressure fuel pump on a diesel engine.
LSD = Low sulfur diesel
MAF = Mass Air Flow Sensor
MAP = Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
MGP = Manifold gauge pressure, the gauge pressure as measured in the intake manifold. This is synonymous with turbocharger boost pressure. See also MAP. As opposed to absolute pressure, gauge pressure is calibrated to measure 0 psi at sea level.
MIL = Malfunction indicator lamp
NM = Newton meters, a metric measurement of torque (convertible to ft-Lbs/lb-Ft)
NOx = Nitrous oxides; used as shorthand for the compounds nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), both of which are an important part of diesel emission regulations. Not to be confused with nitrous oxide. May be used in reference to a NOx sensor, an integral part of SCR emissions systems.
OBD = On-Board diagnostic system, used in reference to the OBD-I and OBD-II diagnostic system protocols.
OBS = Old body style, used to describe the 1994 to 1997 Ford F-Series.
OD = Over Drive
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OPS = Oil pressure sensor, or alternatively oil pressure switch
PATS = Passive Anti-Theft System
PCM = Powertrain control module
PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation
PID = Parameter ID, referencing the ID's of various engine parameters that can be monitored using diagnostic equipment.
PMD = Pump mounted driver
PO = Previous Owner
PS = Power Steering
PSD = Power Stroke Diesel
PTO = Power Take Off
PW = Power Windows
PWM = Pulse Width Modulation
RC = Regular Cab
RPM = Revolutions per minute; engine speed.
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
SB = Short Bed
SC = Super Cab (extended cab)
SCR = Selective catalytic reduction
SD = Super Duty
SRW = Single Rear Wheel
TFT = Transmission fluid temperature
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor
TSB = Technical service bulletin
ULSD = Ultra low sulfur diesel
VAC = Volts Alternating Current
VDC = Volts Direct Current
VECI = Vehicle Emissions Control Information
VGT = Variable geometry turbocharger
VSS = Vehicle speed sensor
WOT = Wide open throttle
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:25 AM
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Very nice, thanks again!
 
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Very good. That should be pinned at the top of all sections!
 
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Originally Posted by roadpilot View Post
ICP = Ignition Control Pressure
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IPR = Ignition Pressure Regulator
I didn't look at the whole list, and I have no clue why I checked these two acronyms for accuracy, but they need correcting on your list. The "I" stands for Injection, not ignition.

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ESOF-I don't want to get out daddy.
Fx4- Cool sticker and a couple cookie sheets.
Z71-bouncy ride
XD9000i-as much as you'll ever need
RCLB-shorty work truck
EXCSB-soccer daddy truck
CCSB- my porridge is just right
CCLB-maneuverability fail
TT- camper with wheels
5'er-house with wheels
XL- reliability
XLT- reliable with headaches
Lariat- "My f$%^% steering wheel us up side down"
KR- torn leather
PLTM-leaky moon roof, AKA: steal my tailgate, AKA: two XL payments
4wd- 2 wheel drive
4x4-16
2wd- one wheel drive
Awd- one wheel peels extra fast
D60-best axle ever
10.5- 2nd best axle evah
4r100- $2000 shop bill
VVT- clicking and knocking
EGR- charcoal grill
TPS- FBHO and his orange lights
4.30- code for special ordered truck
3.73- code for truck found on dealer lot
6.0- bankruptcy court case
YJ- best jeep ever
XJ- same as above, except they removed the frame, flattened it out, and used it as a roof and doors
TJ- coil springs
JK- fat kids
5w20- french fry oil and salad dressing
ATF- .Gov body that regulates transmission fluid and ammo supplies
 
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Originally Posted by Buliwyf View Post
ESOF-I don't want to get out daddy.
Fx4- Cool sticker and a couple cookie sheets.
Z71-bouncy ride
XD9000i-as much as you'll ever need
RCLB-shorty work truck
EXCSB-soccer daddy truck
CCSB- my porridge is just right
CCLB-maneuverability fail
TT- camper with wheels
5'er-house with wheels
XL- reliability
XLT- reliable with headaches
Lariat- "My f$%^% steering wheel us up side down"
KR- torn leather
PLTM-leaky moon roof, AKA: steal my tailgate, AKA: two XL payments
4wd- 2 wheel drive
4x4-16
2wd- one wheel drive
Awd- one wheel peels extra fast
D60-best axle ever
10.5- 2nd best axle evah
4r100- $2000 shop bill
VVT- clicking and knocking
EGR- charcoal grill
TPS- FBHO and his orange lights
4.30- code for special ordered truck
3.73- code for truck found on dealer lot
6.0- bankruptcy court case
YJ- best jeep ever
XJ- same as above, except they removed the frame, flattened it out, and used it as a roof and doors
TJ- coil springs
JK- fat kids
5w20- french fry oil and salad dressing
ATF- .Gov body that regulates transmission fluid and ammo supplies
That is very good! I was surprised to find my 2017 F-350 XL Regular Cab on the lot with a 430 rear end. It also has the fancy camera system, sync, power windows, STX package. I wonder if somebody ordered it and didn't take it?
 
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Originally Posted by Buliwyf View Post
ESOF-I don't want to get out daddy.
Fx4- Cool sticker and a couple cookie sheets.
Z71-bouncy ride
XD9000i-as much as you'll ever need
RCLB-shorty work truck
EXCSB-soccer daddy truck
CCSB- my porridge is just right
CCLB-maneuverability fail
TT- camper with wheels
5'er-house with wheels
XL- reliability
XLT- reliable with headaches
Lariat- "My f$%^% steering wheel us up side down"
KR- torn leather
PLTM-leaky moon roof, AKA: steal my tailgate, AKA: two XL payments
4wd- 2 wheel drive
4x4-16
2wd- one wheel drive
Awd- one wheel peels extra fast
D60-best axle ever
10.5- 2nd best axle evah
4r100- $2000 shop bill
VVT- clicking and knocking
EGR- charcoal grill
TPS- FBHO and his orange lights
4.30- code for special ordered truck
3.73- code for truck found on dealer lot
6.0- bankruptcy court case
YJ- best jeep ever
XJ- same as above, except they removed the frame, flattened it out, and used it as a roof and doors
TJ- coil springs
JK- fat kids
5w20- french fry oil and salad dressing
ATF- .Gov body that regulates transmission fluid and ammo supplies

Ha! Got a good laugh. Very true as well.
 
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