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#2605508 - 04/21/12 06:11 AM Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky
wally6934 Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 299
Loc: Wi
Back in 6-2-2011, Char Baby was nice enough to start this list. I copied it and kept it updated with every acronym used on BITOG since then.

If the group would proof read for errors and list any I might have missed, I this this would make a good sticky.


AAP=Advance Auto Parts
ADBV=Anti Drain Back Valve
API=American Petroleum Institute
API-TC=2 cycle, air cooled engine oil specification
AZ=Auto Zone
BITOG=Bob Is The Oil Guy
BOGO=Buy One Get One Free
BP=British Petroleum
COF=Coefficient Of Friction
CP=Conoco Philips (makers of MotorCraft/Kendall/Philips66 and others)
CRD=Common Rail Diesel
Dino=Regular Motor Oil(s)
FAR= Free After Rebate
FF=First Fill
FLAPS=Favorite Local Auto Parts Store
FS=Formula Shell
Fuchs=European MFG of quality lubricants
GC=German Castrol...Castrol Syntec, It will say "Made in Germany" on the back. New name, changed to Castrol Edge
HDEO=Heavy Duty Engine Oil
HDMO=Heavy Duty Motor Oil
HM/HMO=High Mileage/High Mileage Oils
HTHS=High Temperature, High Shear rate viscosity
IDR=I Don't Recall
IIRC=If I Recall/Remember Correctly
ISO=European Standards
J300=SAE engine oil viscosity classification standard
JASCO=Japanese Standards
KV=Kinematic viscosity
LOS=Lucas Oil Supplement
M1 AFE=Advanced Fuel Economy
M1 EP=Extended Performance
M1 ESP=Emission System Protection full synthetic deisel oil
M1=Mobil 1, all Mobil 1 oils are full synthetic
M5K=Mobile 5000 mile Dino oil, discontinued
MC=MotorCraft...Not Mobil Clean
MM=Maintenance Minder
MMO=Marvel Mystery Oil
MOA=Motor Oil Additive
MOFT=Minimum Oil Film Thickness
MOS2=Molybdenum Disulphide
NMMATCW3=National Marine Manufacturers Association
OBD=On-Board Diagnostics/engine codes
OCD=Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCI=Oil Change Interval
OCOD=Orange Can of Death
OD=Over Dose
OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer
OLM=Oil Life Monitor
OP= Original Poster
OP=Oil Pressure
OPE=Outdoor Power Equipment
OT=Oil Temperature
OUO=Oil of Unknown Origin
PCMO Passenger Car Motor Oil
PO=Previous Owner
PP=Pennzoil Platinum
PU=Pennzoil Ultra
PYB=Pennzoil Yellow Bottle
QSDefy=Quaker State Defy
QSED=Quaker State Extended Durability
QSGB=Quaker State Green Bottle
QSUD=Quaker State Ultimate Durability
RL=Red Line oil
SBC=Small Block Chevy
SLOB=Street Legal Octane Booster
SOPUS which stands for Shell Oil Products United States
ST/STD= SuperTech/SuperTech Dino
STS=Super Tech Synthetic
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
UCL=Upper Cylinder Lubricant from Lucas, a gasoline additive
UOA=Used Oil Analysis
VDB=Valvoline DuraBlend
VI=Viscosity Index
VML/ML=Valvoline MaxLife/MaxLife
VOA=Virgin Oil Analysis
VSET=Valvoline Synpower Professional Engine Treatment
VSOT=Valvoline synpower oil treament 15 oz VSOT (Valvoline Synthetic Oil Treatment)
VWB=Valvoline White Bottle
WPP=Warren Petroleum Products
XOM=Exxon Mobil
YMMV=Your Milage May Vary

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#2605516 - 04/21/12 06:48 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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LMAO.... LOL
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#2605525 - 04/21/12 07:13 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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This is terrific wally. Thank you. Ed
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#2605544 - 04/21/12 07:50 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 01/08/09
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Loc: texas
CEL = Check Engine Light
IDK = I Don't Know
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#2605551 - 04/21/12 08:03 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 923
Loc: TX
FF = Factory Fill

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#2605557 - 04/21/12 08:16 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Loc: missouri
LOS= Lucas oil STABILIZER , nice list tho thumbsup
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#2605559 - 04/21/12 08:28 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 1208
Loc: Pa
US0= use search option LOL !

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#2605567 - 04/21/12 08:39 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4183
Loc: Iowa
CEG : Castrol edge gold
CEB : Castrol edge syntec
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#2605583 - 04/21/12 09:11 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 09/13/03
Posts: 3613
Loc: Waterloo, ON
AW = Anti-Wear
PC = Petro Canada
AF = Air Filter
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#2605589 - 04/21/12 09:26 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 223
Loc: New York
This should definitely be a sticky.
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#2605605 - 04/21/12 09:44 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 2098
Loc: Southeast Texas
RP - Royal Purple

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#2605617 - 04/21/12 09:58 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 437
Loc: Michigan
We are a weird group...
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#2605635 - 04/21/12 10:20 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 1165
Loc: California
ATTAW = Averse To Typing Actual Words
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#2605704 - 04/21/12 12:15 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1091
Loc: ventura, ca
Nice to see this! When I first started reading this site I had no idea what some of those meant!!

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#2605707 - 04/21/12 12:17 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: volk06]
wally6934 Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 299
Loc: Wi
Originally Posted By: volk06
CEG : Castrol edge gold
CEB : Castrol edge syntec


CEB : Castrol edge syntec? Shouldnít this be CES

Or is this

CEB=Castrol Edge Black bottle/with Syntec


Edited by wally6934 (04/21/12 12:28 PM)

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#2605719 - 04/21/12 12:36 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
wally6934 Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 299
Loc: Wi
I will add the following acronyms and reformat as shown.

CEL = Check Engine Light
IDK = I Don't Know
FF = Factory Fill
lOS = Lucas Oil Stabilizer
US0 = use search option
CEG = Castrol edge gold
CEB = Castrol Edge Black bottle/with Syntec (pending approval of acronym)
AW = Anti-Wear
PC = Petro Canada
AF = Air Filter
RP = Royal Purple

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#2605732 - 04/21/12 12:57 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 19195
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
Great idea! I'll make it a sticky for you guys! smile
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#2605733 - 04/21/12 01:01 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 1485
Loc: Waldorf, Maryland
OLM = oil life monitor
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#2605869 - 04/21/12 04:52 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 7503
Loc: The Old North State
MS5k=Mobil Super 5000
O'R=O'Reilly Auto Parts
P1=Pure One oil filter

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#2606147 - 04/21/12 10:14 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 02/17/12
Posts: 260
Loc: OKC
DILLIGAF

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#2606200 - 04/21/12 11:42 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
Loobed Offline


Registered: 07/20/07
Posts: 3742
Loc: Northern California, USA
Originally Posted By: wally6934
Back in 6-2-2011, Char Baby was nice enough to start this list. I copied it and kept it updated with every acronym used on BITOG since then.

If the group would proof read for errors and list any I might have missed, I this this would make a good sticky.

Dino=Regular Motor Oil(s)

FF=First Fill

GC=German Castrol...Castrol Syntec, It will say "Made in Germany" on the back. New name, changed to Castrol Edge

SLOB=Street Legal Octane Booster


Dino is also sometimes called "conventional oil"

FF = .... or Factory Fill

GC = ... sometimes referred to GREEN Castrol because it originally was green.

SLOB = .... Street Legal Oil Boost (I think)

add these

BBC = Big Block Chevy

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.

YB = Yellow Bottle (Pennzoil)


Edited by Loobed (04/21/12 11:46 PM)
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#2606291 - 04/22/12 06:01 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: MrRPM]
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Posts: 564
Loc: Cleveland, OH
[quote=MrRPM]We are a weird group... [/quotelol well said!
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#2607240 - 04/23/12 09:55 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Superbuick96]
wally6934 Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 299
Loc: Wi
Latest list with all additions.


AAP = Advance Auto Parts
ADBV = Anti Drain Back Valve
AF = Air Filter
API = American Petroleum Institute
API-TC = 2 cycle, air cooled engine oil specification
AW = Anti-Wear
AZ = Auto Zone
BBC = Big Block Chevy
BITOG = Bob Is The Oil Guy
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
BP = British Petroleum
CEB = Castrol Edge Black bottle/with Syntec
CEG = Castrol Edge Gold
CEL = Check Engine Light
COF = Coefficient Of Friction
CP = Conoco Philips (makers of MotorCraft/Kendall/Philips66 and others)
CRD = Common Rail Diesel
CSK = Cold Start Knock
CSK = Checker, Schuck's, and Kragen, auto parts stores now called O'Reilly's
Dino = Regular/conventional Motor Oil(s)
FAR = Free After Rebate
FF = Factory Fill
FF = First Fill
FLAPS = Favorite Local Auto Parts Store
FS = Formula Shell
Fuchs = European MFG of quality lubricants
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
HDEO = Heavy Duty Engine Oil
HDMO = Heavy Duty Motor Oil
HM/HMO = High Mileage/High Mileage Oils
HTHS = High Temperature, High Shear rate viscosity
IDK = I Don't Know
IDR = I Don't Recall
IIRC = If I Recall/Remember Correctly
ISO = European Standards
J300 = SAE engine oil viscosity classification standard
JASCO = Japanese Standards
KV = Kinematic viscosity
LIM = Lower Intake Manifold
LOS = Lucas Oil Stabilizer
M1 AFE = Advanced Fuel Economy
M1 EP = Extended Performance
M1 ESP = Emission System Protection full synthetic deisel oil
M1 = Mobil 1, all Mobil 1 oils are full synthetic
M5K = Mobile 5000 mile Dino oil, discontinued
MC = MotorCraft...Not Mobil Clean
MM = Maintenance Minder
MMO = Marvel Mystery Oil
MOA = Motor Oil Additive
MOFT = Minimum Oil Film Thickness
MOS2 = Molybdenum Disulphide
MS5k = Mobil Super 5000
NMMATCW3 = National Marine Manufacturers Association
OBD = On-Board Diagnostics/engine codes
OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCI = Oil Change Interval
OCOD = Orange Can of Death
OD = Over Dose
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OLM = Oil Life Monitor
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
PC = Petro Canada
PCMO = Passenger Car Motor Oil
PO = Previous Owner
PP = Pennzoil Platinum
PU = Pennzoil Ultra
PYB = Pennzoil Yellow Bottle
QSDefy = Quaker State Defy
QSED = Quaker State Extended Durability
QSGB = Quaker State Green Bottle
QSUD = Quaker State Ultimate Durability
RL = Red Line oil
RP = Royal Purple
SBC = Small Block Chevy
SLOB = Street Legal Octane Booster
SOPUS = Shell Oil Products United States
ST/STD = SuperTech/SuperTech Dino
STS = Super Tech Synthetic
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
UCL = Upper Cylinder Lubricant from Lucas, a gasoline additive
UIM = Upper Intake Manifold
UOA = Used Oil Analysis
US0 = use search option
VDB = Valvoline DuraBlend
VI = Viscosity Index
VML/ML = Valvoline MaxLife/MaxLife
VOA = Virgin Oil Analysis
VSET = Valvoline Synpower Professional Engine Treatment
VSOT = Valvoline synpower oil treament 15 oz VSOT (Valvoline Synthetic Oil Treatment)
VWB = Valvoline White Bottle
WPP = Warren Petroleum Products
XOM = Exxon Mobil
YMMV = Your Milage May Vary


Edited by wally6934 (04/23/12 09:57 AM)

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#2607285 - 04/23/12 10:58 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 267
Loc: Maryland
Maybe remove the Lucas reference from UCL? I think of that as more a class of additives (granted Lucas is probably the most common UCL, but there's also Restore and DuraLube etc). My 2c.

Great list! I had to read BITOG for a while before I figured out some of these.
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#2607628 - 04/23/12 05:16 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 782
Loc: Alberta
A few more ...

PAO = polyalphaolefins
VII = Viscosity Index Improver
ZDDP = Zinc dialkyl dithio phosphate - main use as anti-wear additive
NOACK = a test procedure for measuring volatility
pp = pour point
TBN = Total Base Number -- oil analysis
TAN = Total Acid Number -- oil analysis
PPD = Pour Point Depressant - additive that retards wax crystallization - lowers the pour point
EP = extreme pressure additive

TOST - Turbine Oil Stability Test ASTM D-943
RPVOT = Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test
MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet
PDS = Product data sheet
cP = Centipoise - a unit of absolute viscosity
cSt = Centistoke - a standard unit of kinematic viscosity
KV = Kinematic viscosity
CAFE - Corporate Average Fuel Economy
POE = Polyolester


Corrections ...

SLOB=Street Legal Octane Booster
should be ... SLOB = Street Legal Oil Boost

CP=Conoco Philips (makers of MotorCraft/Kendall/Philips66 and others)
should be ... COP = ConocoPhillips (makers of MotorCraft/Kendall/Philips66 and others)

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#2607667 - 04/23/12 05:46 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Drivebelt]
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Posts: 290
Loc: USA
IOLM: Intelligent oil life monitor. As opposed to Ford's original, simple mileage counter.

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#2607873 - 04/23/12 09:22 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 02/17/12
Posts: 260
Loc: OKC
DILLIGAF

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#2607897 - 04/23/12 09:50 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Registered: 02/06/12
Posts: 730
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Originally Posted By: wally6934

If the group would proof read for errors and list any I might have missed, I this this would make a good sticky.


PEA = polyether amine, the goods in terms of FSC (fuel system cleaners) such as Redline si1 and Regane HM (High Mileage).

And also the bolded word for errors :p

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#2608042 - 04/24/12 03:03 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: cutter]
wally6934 Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 299
Loc: Wi
The following will be added to the acronym list. Should i remove the
"SLOB = Street Legal Octane Booster" I do find it talked about on the internet.


SLOB = Street Legal Oil Boost by CD-2 and others, high levels of Calcium, Phosporus, and zink

UCL = Upper Cylinder Lubricant from Lucas, Restore, DuraLube, and others, a gasoline additive
PAO = PolyAlphaOlefins
VII = Viscosity Index Improver
ZDDP = Zinc Dialkyl Dithio Phosphate - main use as an anti-wear additive
NOACK = A volatility test that determines the evaporation loss of lubricants in high-temperature service.

pp = pour point
TBN = Total Base Number -- oil analysis
TAN = Total Acid Number -- oil analysis
PPD = pour point Depressant - additive that retards wax crystallization - lowers the pour point
EP = Extreme Pressure additive
TOST - Turbine Oil Stability Test, ASTM D-943
RPVOT = Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test
MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet
PDS = Product Data Sheet
cP = centiPoise - a unit of absolute viscosity
cSt = centistoke - a standard unit of kinematic viscosity
KV = Kinematic viscosity
CAFE = Corporate Average Fuel Economy
POE = Polyolester
IOLM = Intelligent Oil Life Monitor. As opposed to Ford's original, simple mileage counter.

GM = General Motors
EOS = Engine Oil Supplement by GM, Engine Assembly Prelube for piston and lifter scuffing as well as the camshaft.
COP = ConocoPhillips (makers of MotorCraft/Kendall/Philips66 and others)
PEA = PolyEther Amine, the active ingeadiant in fuel system cleaners such as Techron, Redline, Sil and Regane HM

I did not add
"GC = ... sometimes referred to GREEN Castrol because it was originally was green."
Because the GC line was already the longest and this would take it to 2 lines. Formating would become a problem

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#2608917 - 04/24/12 10:27 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 260
Loc: OKC
Don't forget the classic - POS!

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#2610295 - 04/26/12 11:01 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Chevys_n_Hawgs]
wally6934 Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 299
Loc: Wi
Latest list with all editions and spell checks.


AAP = Advance Auto Parts
ADBV = Anti Drain Back Valve
AF = Air Filter
API = American Petroleum Institute
API-TC = 2 cycle, air cooled engine oil specification
AW = Anti-Wear
AZ = Auto Zone
BBC = Big Block Chevy
BITOG = Bob Is The Oil Guy
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
BP = British Petroleum
CAFE = Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CEB = Castrol Edge Black bottle/with Syntec
CEG = Castrol Edge Gold
CEL = Check Engine Light
COF = Coefficient Of Friction
COP = ConocoPhillips (makers of MotorCraft/Kendall/Philips66 and others)
cP = centiPoise - a unit of absolute viscosity
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
Dino = Regular/conventional Motor Oil(s)
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
Fuchs = European MFG of quality lubricants
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
GM = General Motors
HDEO = Heavy Duty Engine Oil
HDMO = Heavy Duty Motor Oil
HM/HMO = High Mileage/High Mileage Oils
HTHS = High Temperature, High Shear rate viscosity
IDK = I Don't Know
IDR = I Don't Recall
IIRC = If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IOLM = Intelligent Oil Life Monitor. As opposed to Ford's original, simple mileage counter
ISO = European Standards
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
MM = Maintenance Minder
MMO = Marvel Mystery Oil
MOA = Motor Oil Additive
MOFT = Minimum Oil Film Thickness
MOS2 = Molybdenum Disulphide
MS5k = Mobil Super 5000
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
OBD = On-Board Diagnostics/engine codes
OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCI = Oil Change Interval
OCOD = Orange Can of Death
OD = Over Dose
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OLM = Oil Life Monitor
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
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
PU = Pennzoil Ultra
PYB = Pennzoil Yellow Bottle
QSDefy = Quaker State Defy
QSED = Quaker State Extended Durability
QSGB = Quaker State Green Bottle
QSUD = Quaker State Ultimate Durability
RL = Red Line oil
RP = Royal Purple
RPVOT = Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test
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
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
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
VOA = Virgin Oil Analysis
VSET = Valvoline Synpower Professional Engine Treatment
VSOT = Valvoline synpower oil treatment 15 oz VSOT (Valvoline Synthetic Oil Treatment)
VWB = Valvoline White Bottle
WPP = Warren Petroleum Products
XOM = Exxon Mobil
YMMV = Your Milage May Vary
ZDDP = Zinc Dialkyl Dithio Phosphate - main use as an anti-wear additive

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#2611670 - 04/27/12 07:45 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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#2613241 - 04/29/12 08:07 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Outstanding job wally. We now have our own urban dictionary.
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#2619961 - 05/06/12 11:54 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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AFAIK = as far as I know
FWIW = for what its worth
CRS = can't remember [censored]
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#2625146 - 05/12/12 07:42 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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PBR = Pabst Blue Ribbon (what to drink when pouring PYB into your motor)
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#2625235 - 05/12/12 09:37 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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If you are ever invited to a BITOG party then BYOO means..,bring your own oil smile

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#2639047 - 05/29/12 09:08 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Thank you for compiling this list. Here are a few more:

ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
MTF = Manual Transmission Fluid
PS = Power Steering (system)
PSF = Power Steering Fluid
VMLNG = Valvoline MaxLife NextGen
VNG = Valvoline NextGen
VSP = Valvoline SynPower
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#2639291 - 05/29/12 01:03 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
Artem Offline


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shocked2 shocked that's a big list. I usually only see about 9-10 of those being used on the daily basis.

Good job guys
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#2643785 - 06/03/12 10:39 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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One more:

RLI = Renewable Lubricants, Inc.

Great list, BTW. I actually didn't know what BOGO was until now, thanks for posting this! :-)
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#2643798 - 06/03/12 10:56 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Hey forgot this one in my signature!!

VVT = Variable Valve Timing
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#2648916 - 06/08/12 08:31 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
zerosoma Offline


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Good job everybody, I have some

HDS - Havoline Deposit Shield

MS - Mobil Super (some use it)

CQ - Carquest

QS - Quaker State (anything)

PZ - Pennzoil (anything)

HM - High Mileage (anything)

DW - Driveworks (filters)

MG - Microgard (filters)

GLO - Gear Lube Oil



and I also say PZHM (Pennzoil High Mileage)


and pretty universal sayings,

IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my humble/honest opinion
IRL - in real life
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#2655130 - 06/15/12 01:32 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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HF=Harbor Freight
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#2724604 - 08/25/12 07:46 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Loc: new york
What is MSS ? Mobil super what is the other s?

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#2724615 - 08/25/12 08:02 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Mobil Super Synthetic
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#2737957 - 09/08/12 09:34 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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DSA=dipstick spectral analysis.
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#2776397 - 10/18/12 11:35 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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I've seen BOF....what's that one?
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#2777189 - 10/19/12 08:26 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Body On Frame.
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#2783485 - 10/25/12 02:36 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Loc: Utah, USA
looking over this list make me wonder how many of these Acronyms are really used by used by anyone. It looks like a lot of them are just made up as the writer went along. How about some "real" Acronyms, like:
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
ATF - Automatic transmission fluid
BF3 - Break Fluid Dot 3
BF4 - Break Fluid Dot 4
OLMS - Oil life monitoring system
ISO - International Organization of Standardization
PSF - Power steering fluid
XOD - Extended oil drain
SAE - Society of Automotive Engineering, and
OD - Over due (Over Dose, sounds too much like we are into something that isn't car related.
Cheers to all; have a great day!


Edited by alzsynthetics10 (10/25/12 02:39 PM)
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#2814259 - 11/26/12 12:44 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 3
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Okay, I'll bite..what is the Orange Can of Death?
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#2814484 - 11/26/12 09:14 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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^^^FRAM!
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#2893225 - 02/02/13 10:18 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 26
Loc: Kansas
MWEW

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#2904387 - 02/12/13 08:42 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Posts: 13
Loc: Canada
Okay. I must be blind but I don't see a definition for "moly" and I am afraid I don't know what it is. Can someone explain?
Thanks

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#2904436 - 02/12/13 09:16 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Icecube]
Pablo Offline


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Posts: 46416
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: Icecube
Okay. I must be blind but I don't see a definition for "moly" and I am afraid I don't know what it is. Can someone explain?
Thanks


Definition?

"Moly" is a slang/abbreviation for Molybdenum (Mo) an element.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molybdenum

In use here it's short for one of the oil soluble additive compounds, which are Mo and typically an organic/thio component. A multifunctional additive.

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#2908157 - 02/16/13 08:05 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
FamilyBuggy Offline


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Posts: 56
Loc: USA
I noticed SN is not listed. What does it mean?

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#2911878 - 02/19/13 07:18 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
bigt61 Offline


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CCS = Cold-Cranking Simulator

Had to look this up..

Q: How Is a 0w30 oil with a ccs viscosity cP (D5293) @-35 degrees celcius with a rating of 3808 compare to one measured @ -20 with a ccs score of 5621?

"MotorOilEvaluator says:

The lower the temperature that an oil is tested at, the higher itís CCS viscosity number will be, and a 5 degree difference can actually have a pretty significant effect on that number.

Thus, IF the numbers you provided in your question above are correct and not typos, the first oil is CONSIDERABLY better than the second, at least in regards to cold weather cranking. This is because, if the first oil had been tested at -20 degrees vs -35 degrees, itís CCS value would actually be much lower than it already is at 3808.

Since the second oil is already considerably higher at 5621, the gap between the two would likely be even greater if both oils were tested at the same temperature.

That being said, be careful with this. It is not uncommon for spec sheets to have typos. A 0w30 oil MUST be tested at -35 degrees and achieve a CCS value of LESS than 6200 cP in order to be classified as a 0w oil. So, itís possible that your 0w30 oil which indicates it was tested at -20, may actually have been tested at the required -35, but the PDS was typed up incorrectly.

Either way, even if the second oil was tested at -35, if the 5621 cP number is correct, then, the first oil is still better in cold temps.

Of course, that doesnít say anything about itís performance in hot temps or other stressful conditions Ė just cold temps."


Edited by bigt61 (02/19/13 07:19 AM)
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#2921718 - 02/26/13 11:03 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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Tgmo?
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#2921720 - 02/26/13 11:04 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Brybo86]
Clevy Offline


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Originally Posted By: Brybo86
Tgmo?


Toyota genuine motor oil
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#2931518 - 03/07/13 12:59 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: FamilyBuggy]
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Posts: 282
Loc: Atop a hill above Portland, Or...
Originally Posted By: FamilyBuggy
I noticed SN is not listed. What does it mean?


The current (most recent) American oil specification, which supplanted SM, which previously supplanted SL, etc.

But what is DI?

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#2931545 - 03/07/13 01:37 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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DI = Direct Injection
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#2931835 - 03/07/13 06:40 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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I might get a short vacation for this but it's totally worth it if at least a few of you laugh.

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#2931852 - 03/07/13 06:52 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: KeMBro2012]
Pablo Offline


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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]
weasley Offline


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Posts: 51
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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]
torino351 Offline


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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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ROI=Return on Investment
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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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Posts: 182
Loc: Alabama, USA
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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Posts: 182
Loc: Alabama, USA
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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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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#3084318 - 08/03/13 08:06 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
VicMatson Offline


Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 68
Loc: Baltmore, Maryland
In his cast stickies are old school, we now have JS (sticky that!), so when you see some kind of abbreviation from [censored], it gets highlighted just like links do. But in this case as you hover your mouse over it the definition pops up in a call out.

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#3119268 - 09/09/13 09:07 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 223
Loc: Central Maryland
Can we add NOACK?

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#3119531 - 09/09/13 01:10 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: HangFire]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 9880
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
As I recall, that's not an acronym. The NOACK volatility test was named for the scientist who came up with it. The acronym or abbreviation as it were would be ASTM D-5800, and the definition would be NOACK. wink

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#3223707 - 12/21/13 01:44 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
OlPalGary Offline


Registered: 09/07/13
Posts: 8
Loc: Illinois - St. louis Area
Make it a Sticky, with all the add on abr. on the 1st page..

Good job Wally

By the way, we can't forget WM = Wal Mart


Edited by OlPalGary (12/21/13 01:46 PM)
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#3256962 - 01/22/14 11:58 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: OlPalGary]
mdbuffy Offline


Registered: 01/22/14
Posts: 1
Loc: Canada
I bought Castrol Syntec.....not Edge or any other. Does this justify an acronym. Castrol told me that it doesn't meet GM4718M and is not the same product as any Edge product.

In the Blog, I found Castrol's response to a question posed to them as follows.....
"Before the most recent industry upgrade (ILSAC GF-5/API SN), the Castrol Americas motor oil brand had two synthetic brand names Ė SYNTEC and EDGE. When our products upgraded to the new GF-5/SN specification, a decision was made to reduce customer confusion about the two different brand names. As the new formulations were completed, the name of Syntec was changed to Castrol EDGE with SYNTEC Power Technology (black bottle) and Castrol EDGE was changed to Castrol EDGE with Titanium FST Technology (gold bold). So the old brand name SYNTEC is closer to Castrol EDGE with SYNTEC Power Technology; but the current product has been upgraded to meet the new, improved industry specifications."

They told me that the black bottles of Syntec that I have are not Edge. Confusion reigns.


Edited by mdbuffy (01/23/14 12:03 AM)

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#3257015 - 01/23/14 03:37 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: mdbuffy]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 9880
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Come to the Walmart in Rochdale, and you can have the old Edge with the old labelling in SM/GF-4 for $14 a litre, with complimentary dust on the bottles. wink
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1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

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#3274694 - 02/08/14 10:39 AM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
volkSWAGEN Offline


Registered: 02/08/14
Posts: 4
Loc: Alberta Canada
TDI = Turbo Diesel Injection
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#3274902 - 02/08/14 02:12 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: volkSWAGEN]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 23639
Loc: Illinoistan
Originally Posted By: volkSWAGEN
TDI = Turbo Diesel Injection

Actually, TDI stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection.
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#3306403 - 03/09/14 06:36 PM Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934]
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