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#2931852 - 03/07/13 06:52 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: KeMBro2012]
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Originally Posted By: KeMBro2012
I might get a short vacation for this but it's totally worth it if at least a few of you laugh.

AABSDNF - Advice Approved By Skyship, Do Not Follow


THAT is pretty funny!!! approved

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#2931864 - 03/07/13 07:03 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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T-IV: Toyota T-IV, a type of transmission fluid specification
WS: Another type of Toyota ATF
ATF+4:Current Chrysler fluid specification
DCT: Dual Clutch Transmission. It combines advantages of automatics and manuals, and takes a special fluid, not ATF or gear oil.
202: A type of PSF made by Pentosin and used in many European cars.
CHF11S: A type of hydraulic fluid made by Pentosin and used in many European cars.
RTS: Shell Rotella Synthetic HDEO, usually 5w40.
T5: A synthetic blend Shell Rotella, available in 10w30 and 10w40
TDT: Mobil1 Turbo Diesel Truck, a synthetic HDEO 5w40
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#2975228 - 04/17/13 04:21 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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FSI - Fuel Stratified Injection
TFSI - Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection


Edited by audi_guy (04/17/13 04:23 AM)
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#2975300 - 04/17/13 07:24 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Is it not possible to continuously edit the first post, rather than having to scroll through the thread to find the latest, updated list?

Anyway, if I may...

"BP" does not stand for British Petroleum (any more) and hasn't for around 12 years. It is just BP; there is no company called British Petroleum.

"Fuchs" is not an acronym, it's a brand name. Why pick that one out and not all of the others?

"ISO" are not European standards, they are international standards .

"NOACK" is not an acronym, it is the name of a test taken from the name of its inventor.

Now for some real pedantry. Most of the entries in the list are not acronyms. They are initials or abbreviations. An acronym is a series of initials that create a pronounceable word in their own right. For example "BITOG" - you can say that, but you can't say "GC" or "KV" without spelling them out.

If you're going to include commonly used terms and names (rather than solely initials, abbreviations and acronyms) then it is surely a glossary, and if so then my opening point stands - a glossary should be easily accessed and deciphered, so why not have the latest information on the opening post?
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#2986880 - 04/27/13 11:23 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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what does ROI stand for?
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#2986946 - 04/28/13 02:01 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: torino351]
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#2990486 - 05/01/13 03:40 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: weasley]
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Originally Posted By: weasley
Is it not possible to continuously edit the first post, rather than having to scroll through the thread to find the latest, updated list?

- a glossary should be easily accessed and deciphered, so why not have the latest information on the opening post?


I agree!
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#3002684 - 05/15/13 08:54 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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I'd also like to add to the list, these antifreeze/coolant acronyms:

HOAT=Hybrid Organic Acid Technology
OAT=Organic Acid Technology
P-OAT=Phosphated Organic Acid Technology


Edited by Char Baby (05/15/13 08:58 AM)
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#3008278 - 05/20/13 10:32 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Loobed]
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Originally Posted By: Loobed
[quote=wally6934]
CSK = Cold Start Knock. Refers to some GM V-8 (5.3) engines made since 1999 that knock for a few seconds after a cold start. It also used to be an abreviation for a chain of auto parts stores called "Checker, Schucks, and Kragen - Now called O'Reilly's.


I miss Checker's - they had CRAZY low prices, like below Walmart!

and some in Phoenix were open 24 hours, those were the days!!
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#3024313 - 06/06/13 05:31 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: weasley]
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Originally Posted By: weasley
so why not have the latest information on the opening post?


^ This ^
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#3024536 - 06/06/13 09:45 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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GHT = GearheadTool

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#3024754 - 06/06/13 01:21 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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While I appreciate the simplicity of using dino to mean conventional oil I wish people would stop doing it!

As a geologist I can tell you that there are at most only trace amounts of carbon sourced from dinosaurs in your oil. The truth is that 99.9% of oil is from algae and plankton deposited in an anoxic environment on the ocean floor.

There are a lot of brilliant people on this forum-- please call it conventional!!!

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#3034001 - 06/15/13 01:45 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Olysouthpaw24]
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Originally Posted By: Olysouthpaw24
While I appreciate the simplicity of using dino to mean conventional oil I wish people would stop doing it!

As a geologist I can tell you that there are at most only trace amounts of carbon sourced from dinosaurs in your oil. The truth is that 99.9% of oil is from algae and plankton deposited in an anoxic environment on the ocean floor.

There are a lot of brilliant people on this forum-- please call it conventional!!!


Good luck with that. wink
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#3041207 - 06/21/13 09:02 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: 901Memphis]
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I have updated this list. How can i edit the first post with it?

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#3046681 - 06/27/13 03:53 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 308
Loc: Wi
Here is the latest updated list.
I could not modify my first post to add this to it.
Lots of smart people out there finding mistakes and additions for this list, keep up the good work.



202 = A type of power steering fluid made by Pentosin and used in many European cars
AAP = Advance Auto Parts
ADBV = Anti Drain Back Valve
AF = Air Filter
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
API = American Petroleum Institute
API-TC = 2 cycle, air cooled engine oil specification
ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
ATF+4 = Current Chrysler Automatic Transmission Fluid
AW = Anti-Wear
AZ = Auto Zone
BBC = Big Block Chevy
BF3 = Break Fluid Dot 3
BF4 = Break Fluid Dot 4
BITOG = Bob Is The Oil Guy
BOF = Body On Frame
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
BP = An oil company formerly called British Petroleum
CAFE = Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CEB = Castrol Edge Black bottle/with Syntec
CEG = Castrol Edge Gold
CEL = Check Engine Light
CHF11S = A type of hydraulic fluid made by Pentosin and used in many European Cars
COF = Coefficient Of Friction
COP = ConocoPhillips (makers of MotorCraft/Kendall/Philips66 and others)
cP = centiPoise - a unit of absolute viscosity
CQ = Carquest
CRD = Common Rail Diesel
CSK = Cold Start Knock
CSK = Checker, Schuck's, and Kragen, auto parts stores now called O'Reilly's
cSt = centistoke - a standard unit of kinematic viscosity
DCT = Dual Clutch Transmission. It combines advantages of automatics and manuals, and takes a special fluid, not ATF or gear oil
DI = Direct Injection
Dino = From Dinosaur meaning old. Slang for regular/conventional Motor Oil(s) derived from algae and plankton
DKDC = Don't Know, Don't Care
DW = Driveworks (filters)
EOS = Engine Oil Supplement by GM, Engine Assembly Prelube for piston and lifter scuffing as well as the camshaft
EP = Extreme Pressure additive, reduces ware
FAR = Free After Rebate
FF = Factory Fill
FF = First Fill
FLAPS = Favorite Local Auto Parts Store
FS = Formula Shell
FSI = Fuel Stratified Injection
Fuchs = European MFG of quality lubricants
FWIW = For What Its Worth
G-oil = GREEN Motor Oil, from Green Earth Technologies
GC = German Castrol...Castrol Syntec, It will say "Made in Germany" on the back. New name, changed to Castrol Edge
GLO = Gear Lube Oil
GM = General Motors
HDEO = Heavy Duty Engine Oil
HDMO = Heavy Duty Motor Oil
HDS = Havoline Deposit Shield
HF=Harbor Freight
HM = High Mileage (anything)
HM/HMO = High Mileage/High Mileage Oils
HOAT = Hybrid Organic Acid Technology - Zerex G-05 antifreeze, extended life - five years or 150,000 miles , low-silicate, phosphate-free
HTHS = High Temperature, High Shear rate viscosity
IDK = I Don't Know
IDR = I Don't Recall
IIRC = If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IOLM = Intelligent Oil Life Monitor. As opposed to Ford's original, simple mileage counter
IRL = In Real Life
ISO = International Standards Organization
J300 = SAE engine oil viscosity classification standard
JASCO = Japanese Standards
KV = Kinematic viscosity, is the ratio of absolute or dynamic viscosity to density
LIM = Lower Intake Manifold
LOS = Lucas Oil Stabilizer
M1 AFE = Advanced Fuel Economy
M1 EP = Extended Performance
M1 ESP = Emission System Protection full synthetic diesel oil
M1 = Mobil 1, all Mobil 1 oils are full synthetic
M5K = Mobile 5000 mile Dino oil, discontinued
MC = MotorCraft...Not Mobil Clean
MG = Microgard (filters)
MM = Maintenance Minder
MMO = Marvel Mystery Oil
MOA = Motor Oil Additive
MOFT = Minimum Oil Film Thickness
Moly = is slang/abbreviation for Molybdenum (Mo) an element, part of an oil additive to reduce friction
MOS2 = Molybdenum Disulphide
MS = Mobil Super
MSS = Mobil Super Synthetic
MS5k = Mobil Super 5000
MTF = Manual Transmission Fluid
NMMATCW3 = National Marine Manufacturers Association
MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet
NOACK = A volatility test that determines the evaporation loss of lubricants in high-temperature service
OAT = Organic Acid Technology - DEX-COOL antifreeze, extended life - five years or 150,000 miles
OBD = On-Board Diagnostics/engine codes
OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCI = Oil Change Interval
OCOD = Orange Can of Death, Fram oil filter
OD = Over Dose
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OLM = Oil Life Monitor
OLMS = Oil Life Monitoring System
OP= Original Poster
OP = Oil Pressure
OPE = Outdoor Power Equipment
O'R = O'Reilly Auto Parts
OT = Oil Temperature
OUO = Oil of Unknown Origin
P1 = Pure One oil filter
PAO = PolyAlphaOlefins, , a base stock for oils
PEA = PolyEther Amine, the active ingredient in fuel system cleaners such as Techron, Redline, Sil and Regane HM
POE = Polyol Esters, a base stock for oils
PC = Petro Canada
PCMO = Passenger Car Motor Oil
PDS = Product Data Sheet
PHOAT = Phosphate Hybrid Organic Acid Technology - Used in Mazda-based Fords (2008+),Dark green Embittered (so animals will not drink it)
PO = Previous Owner
PP = Pennzoil Platinum
pp = pour point, is the lowest temperature at which a liquid becomes semi solid and loses its flow characteristics
PPD = pour point Depressant - additive that retards wax crystallization - lowers the pour point
PS = Power Steering (system)
PSF = Power Steering Fluid
PU = Pennzoil Ultra
PYB = Pennzoil Yellow Bottle
PZ = PennZoil (anything)
PZHM = PennZoil High Mileage
QS = Quaker State (anything)
QSDefy = Quaker State Defy
QSED = Quaker State Extended Durability
QSGB = Quaker State Green Bottle
QSUD = Quaker State Ultimate Durability
RL = Red Line oil
RLI = Renewable Lubricants, Inc.
RP = Royal Purple
RPVOT = Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test
RTS = Shell Rotella Synthetic HDEO, usually 5w40
SAE = Society of Automotive Engineering
SBC = Small Block Chevy
SLOB = Street Legal Oil Boost by CD-2 and others, high levels of Calcium, Phosphorus, and zinc
SLOB = Street Legal Octane Booster
SOPUS = Shell Oil Products United States
ST/STD = SuperTech/SuperTech Dino
STS = Super Tech Synthetic
T5 = Shell Rotella synthetic blend , available in 10w30 and 10w40
T6 = Shell Rotella full synthetic blend , available 5w40
T-IV: Toyota T-IV, a type of transmission fluid
TAN = Total Acid Number -- oil analysis
TBN = Total Base Number -- oil analysis
TC = Spec for low ash 2 cycle air cooled engine oil
TCW3 = Spec for no ash 2 cycle liquid cooled engine oil, W means Water cooled
TDT = Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck, a synthetic HDEO 5w40
TFSI = Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
TOST = Turbine Oil Stability Test, ASTM D-943
UCL = Upper Cylinder Lubricant from Lucas, Restore, DuraLube, and others, a gasoline additive
UIM = Upper Intake Manifold
UOA = Used Oil Analysis
US0 = use search option
VDB = Valvoline DuraBlend
VI = Viscosity Index, an arbitrary measure for the change of viscosity with temperature
VII = Viscosity Index Improver, these compounds make it possible to make multigrade oils
VML/ML = Valvoline MaxLife/MaxLife
VMLNG = Valvoline MaxLife NextGen
VNG = Valvoline NextGen
VOA = Virgin Oil Analysis
VSET = Valvoline Synpower Professional Engine Treatment
VSOT = Valvoline synpower oil treatment 15 oz VSOT (Valvoline Synthetic Oil Treatment)
VSP = Valvoline SynPower
VVT = Variable Valve Timing
VWB = Valvoline White Bottle
WPP = Warren Petroleum Products
WS: Another type of Toyota ATF
XOD = Extended Oil Drain
XOM = Exxon Mobil
YMMV = Your Milage May Vary
ZDDP = Zinc Dialkyl Dithio Phosphate - main use as an anti-wear additive


Edited by wally6934 (06/27/13 04:01 AM)

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