Announcement A Help with Technical Jargon

Discussion in 'Club Announcements & News' started by DeviateDefiant, Saturday 15th Mar, 2014.

  1. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The thing about car clubs is that they're most often made up by dedicated enthusiasts. As a casual browser trying to troubleshoot issues with your car, it can be hard to cut through the "technical jargon" to figure out what the solution is in laymen's terms. The terminology used can be quite intimidating and off-putting.

    To aid understanding the strange abbreviations thrown about, we've started automatic replacement for some of the more commonly used acronyms.

    Examples:
    ABS, SRS, VSA, CMBS, LKAS, ARB, HDS, DTC
    ICE, ECU, CEL, CAI, SRI, I/H/E
    AOC, HK, HH, HRC, BTCC, WTCC
    JDM, EDM, UKDM, USDM
    MOT, DVLA, V5C
    OP, TLC, AFAIK, IIRC
    CH1, CL7, CL9, DC5. EK9, EP3, FD2, FN2

    Even a certified Honda Tech might not be familiar with terms used on forums like OP, a good mechanic who's unfamiliar with Honda certainly won't know chassis codes off the top of his head, and foreign browsers might even be wondering what an MOT or the DVLA is.

    We've only just started adding these in, there's plenty more to go. While we don't want to go over the top, please feel free to drop your suggestions below.

    Be aware some things can't easily be replaced, HIM (Honda Interface Module) in lowercase is the word "him", we can't go replacing that automatically. If you spot any cases where this is happening and the wrong thing is being replaced, please let us know.
     
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  2. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Great idea

    VSA - the YTP version of Vehicle Stability Assist. :Tongue:
     
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  3. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Brilliant idea mate, :GoodJob:
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    awesome :GoodJob: I will catch up with your for some more pointers I have loads for Bikes , lawn marine etc .. which I know my heart! I know its sad but its got to be done
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Remove that Horrid CEL it not know in Honda terminology its called MIL aka Malfunction Indicator Lamp :Drinks:
     
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  6. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I'll add MIL, but it makes sense to keep CEL as it's used in places on the forum already.
     
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  7. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Add TPMS whenever you get the time - defo had a few people asking about it
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Add another one EML Engine Management Light .. both CEL and EML wind me up LOL
     
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  9. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Ahem, CM2 :Ermm:
     
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  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    All done. @PeteMM, missing the majority of chassis codes at the moment but they'll go in over time :Smile:
     
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  11. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Might as well add FML while you're at it :lol:
     
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  12. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Probably the most frequently used one when actually working on the car.
     
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  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    A more forum friendly version added. There's also an easter egg in already: BMW.
     
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  14. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    LOL wasn't expecting that

    BMW ones goes well with :BavarianTractor:
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    LOL, nice one
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    A few more
    CKPS = Crankshaft Position Sensor
    DLC = Data Link Connector
    DTC = Diagnostic Trouble Code
    ECM = Engine Control Module (Honda terminology) commonly known as ECU Engine Control Unit
    ECTS = Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
    EEPROM = Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
    HDS= Honda Diagnostic System
    IACV = Idle Air Control Valve
    IATS = _Idle Air Temperature Sensor
    MAPS = Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
    PAIR = Pulse Secondary Air Injection
    SCSC = Service Check Short Connector
    TPS= Throttle Position Sensor
    VSS Vehicle Speed Sensor
     
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  17. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    All added in with the exception of:
    As they're also words in common English and would be replaced in the wrong context.
     
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  18. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    VTEC should probably be defined seeing as its a Honda forum?

    Then add VANOS - inferior copycat imitation of VTEC by BMW

    EDIT: don't worry, it's there