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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2605719 04/21/12 11:36 AM
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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

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2605732 04/21/12 11:57 AM
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Great idea! I'll make it a sticky for you guys! smile


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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2605733 04/21/12 12:01 PM
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OLM = oil life monitor


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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2605869 04/21/12 03:52 PM
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MS5k=Mobil Super 5000
O'R=O'Reilly Auto Parts
P1=Pure One oil filter

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2606147 04/21/12 09:14 PM
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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2606200 04/21/12 10:42 PM
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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)

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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: MrRPM] #2606291 04/22/12 05:01 AM
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[quote=MrRPM]We are a weird group... [/quotelol well said!



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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: Superbuick96] #2607240 04/23/12 08:55 AM
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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

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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2607285 04/23/12 09:58 AM
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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.

Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2607628 04/23/12 04:16 PM
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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)

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


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Changing oil is not maintenance. Maintenance is the science of inspecting equipment to find and fix things before they break.
Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2607873 04/23/12 08:22 PM
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Re: Acronyms used at BITOG, make me a sticky [Re: wally6934] #2607897 04/23/12 08:50 PM
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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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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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Don't forget the classic - POS!

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