Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky

Posted by: wally6934

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

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
Posted by: Bluestream

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 06:48 AM

LMAO.... LOL
Posted by: Eddie

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 07:13 AM

This is terrific wally. Thank you. Ed
Posted by: Burt

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 07:50 AM

CEL = Check Engine Light
IDK = I Don't Know
Posted by: Coprolite

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 08:03 AM

FF = Factory Fill
Posted by: Jeffy_D

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 08:16 AM

LOS= Lucas oil STABILIZER , nice list tho thumbsup
Posted by: matrass

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 08:28 AM

US0= use search option LOL !
Posted by: volk06

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 08:39 AM

CEG : Castrol edge gold
CEB : Castrol edge syntec
Posted by: Bluestream

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 09:11 AM

AW = Anti-Wear
PC = Petro Canada
AF = Air Filter
Posted by: JGW

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 09:26 AM

This should definitely be a sticky.
Posted by: gfh77665

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 09:44 AM

RP - Royal Purple
Posted by: MrRPM

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 09:58 AM

We are a weird group...
Posted by: Stelth

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 10:20 AM

ATTAW = Averse To Typing Actual Words
Posted by: morepwr

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 12:15 PM

Nice to see this! When I first started reading this site I had no idea what some of those meant!!
Posted by: wally6934

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 12:17 PM

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
Posted by: wally6934

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 12:36 PM

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
Posted by: Patman

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 12:57 PM

Great idea! I'll make it a sticky for you guys! smile
Posted by: Corvette Owner

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 01:01 PM

OLM = oil life monitor
Posted by: sayjac

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 04:52 PM

MS5k=Mobil Super 5000
O'R=O'Reilly Auto Parts
P1=Pure One oil filter
Posted by: Chevys_n_Hawgs

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 10:14 PM

DILLIGAF
Posted by: Loobed

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/21/12 11:42 PM

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)
Posted by: Superbuick96

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/22/12 06:01 AM

[quote=MrRPM]We are a weird group... [/quotelol well said!
Posted by: wally6934

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/23/12 09:55 AM

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
Posted by: LazyPrizm

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/23/12 10:58 AM

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.
Posted by: Drivebelt

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/23/12 05:16 PM

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)
Posted by: AITG

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/23/12 05:46 PM

IOLM: Intelligent oil life monitor. As opposed to Ford's original, simple mileage counter.
Posted by: Chevys_n_Hawgs

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/23/12 09:22 PM

DILLIGAF
Posted by: cutter

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/23/12 09:50 PM

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
Posted by: wally6934

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/24/12 03:03 AM

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
Posted by: Chevys_n_Hawgs

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/24/12 10:27 PM

Don't forget the classic - POS!
Posted by: wally6934

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/26/12 11:01 AM

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
Posted by: toneydoc

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/27/12 07:45 PM

Don't forget

DKDC-Don't know, Don't care banana
Posted by: teddyboy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/29/12 08:07 PM

Outstanding job wally. We now have our own urban dictionary.
Posted by: Loobed

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/06/12 11:54 PM

AFAIK = as far as I know
FWIW = for what its worth
CRS = can't remember [censored]
Posted by: circuitsmith

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/12/12 07:42 PM

PBR = Pabst Blue Ribbon (what to drink when pouring PYB into your motor)
Posted by: Capa

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/12/12 09:37 PM

If you are ever invited to a BITOG party then BYOO means..,bring your own oil smile
Posted by: Hokiefyd

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/29/12 09:08 AM

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
Posted by: Artem

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/29/12 01:03 PM

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
Posted by: garageman402

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/03/12 10:39 AM

One more:

RLI = Renewable Lubricants, Inc.

Great list, BTW. I actually didn't know what BOGO was until now, thanks for posting this! :-)
Posted by: garageman402

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/03/12 10:56 AM

Hey forgot this one in my signature!!

VVT = Variable Valve Timing
Posted by: zerosoma

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/08/12 08:31 PM

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
Posted by: ag_ghost

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/15/12 01:32 PM

HF=Harbor Freight
Posted by: ottotheclown

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 08/25/12 07:46 AM

What is MSS ? Mobil super what is the other s?
Posted by: Quattro Pete

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 08/25/12 08:02 AM

Mobil Super Synthetic
Posted by: tribocessive

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 09/08/12 09:34 AM

DSA=dipstick spectral analysis.
Posted by: Kuato

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 10/18/12 11:35 AM

I've seen BOF....what's that one?
Posted by: Kuato

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 10/19/12 08:26 AM

Body On Frame.
Posted by: alzsynthetics10

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 10/25/12 02:36 PM

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!
Posted by: HemiEnvy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 11/26/12 12:44 AM

Okay, I'll bite..what is the Orange Can of Death?
Posted by: SteveSRT8

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 11/26/12 09:14 AM

^^^FRAM!
Posted by: Durangoboy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/02/13 10:18 PM

MWEW

My worthless ex wife
Posted by: Icecube

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/12/13 08:42 PM

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
Posted by: Pablo

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/12/13 09:16 PM

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.
Posted by: FamilyBuggy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/16/13 08:05 AM

I noticed SN is not listed. What does it mean?
Posted by: bigt61

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/19/13 07:18 AM

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."
Posted by: Brybo86

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/26/13 11:03 PM

Tgmo?
Posted by: Clevy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/26/13 11:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Brybo86
Tgmo?


Toyota genuine motor oil
Posted by: GC4lunch

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 03/07/13 12:59 PM

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?
Posted by: SteveSRT8

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 03/07/13 01:37 PM

DI = Direct Injection
Posted by: KeMBro2012

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 03/07/13 06:40 PM

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
Posted by: Pablo

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 03/07/13 06:52 PM

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
Posted by: artificialist

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 03/07/13 07:03 PM

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
Posted by: audi_guy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/17/13 04:21 AM

FSI - Fuel Stratified Injection
TFSI - Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
Posted by: weasley

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/17/13 07:24 AM

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?
Posted by: torino351

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/27/13 11:23 PM

what does ROI stand for?
Posted by: Garak

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 04/28/13 02:01 AM

ROI=Return on Investment
Posted by: CATERHAM

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/01/13 03:40 PM

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!
Posted by: Char Baby

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/15/13 08:54 AM

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
Posted by: LScowboy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/20/13 10:32 PM

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!!
Posted by: LScowboy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/06/13 05:31 AM

Originally Posted By: weasley
so why not have the latest information on the opening post?


^ This ^
Posted by: surfstar

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/06/13 09:45 AM

GHT = GearheadTool
Posted by: Olysouthpaw24

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/06/13 01:21 PM

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!!!
Posted by: 901Memphis

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/15/13 01:45 AM

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
Posted by: wally6934

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/21/13 09:02 PM

I have updated this list. How can i edit the first post with it?
Posted by: wally6934

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 06/27/13 03:53 AM

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
Posted by: VicMatson

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 08/03/13 08:06 AM

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.
Posted by: HangFire

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 09/09/13 09:07 AM

Can we add NOACK?
Posted by: Garak

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 09/09/13 01:10 PM

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

Posted by: OlPalGary

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 12/21/13 01:44 PM

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
Posted by: mdbuffy

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 01/22/14 11:58 PM

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.
Posted by: Garak

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 01/23/14 03:37 AM

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
Posted by: volkSWAGEN

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/08/14 10:39 AM

TDI = Turbo Diesel Injection
Posted by: Quattro Pete

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 02/08/14 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: volkSWAGEN
TDI = Turbo Diesel Injection

Actually, TDI stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection.
Posted by: AP9

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 03/09/14 06:36 PM

GTL = Gas To Liquids

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_to_liquids
Posted by: tommymac

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/04/14 09:07 AM

What does "LC" stand for?

I came across it in a old thread here...In reply #99158 made by Eric Peterman.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=99145

Thanks
Posted by: ZeeOSix

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/22/14 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: tommymac
What does "LC" stand for?

I came across it in a old thread here...In reply #99158 made by Eric Peterman.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=99145

Thanks


I think he's talking about this product.

http://www.lcdinc.com/lube.htm
Posted by: max88

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 05/24/14 07:59 PM

OITOG: OCD = Oil Change Disorder
Elsewhere: OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Posted by: Rosetta

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 07/07/14 10:55 PM

Errata in the list:

JASCO is wrong!

The correct is JASO.
J-A-S-O
Like JASO MA / JASO MA2 / JASO MB ...
Posted by: telecat

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 07/10/14 01:46 PM

YHBT: You have been trolled. laugh
Posted by: crazyoildude

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky - 11/06/14 11:08 PM

That is great !
Thank you