Common Forum Lingo:
AFAIK - As far as I know
BTW - By the way
FWIW - For What it's worth
FYI - For your information
IIRC- If I recall correctly
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
LMAO - Laughing my @$$ off
LOL - Laugh out loud
OTOH - On the other hand
ROTFLOL - Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
RTFM - Read the F-ing Manual
RTH- Real Time Help
YMMV - Your methods/mileage may vary Technical Acronyms:
A343F = Automatic transmission used in LC's from 95-97
A442F = Automatic transmission used in LC's from 93-94 AKA "the bus tranny", Also some diesels from 95-98
A440F = Automatic transmission used in LC's from 88-92 (Non-electronically controlled predecessor/version of the A442F)
ABS - Acronym for Anti-lock Braking System. This system uses a computer to control your brakes on your car by applying and releasing your brakes quickly to prevent skidding or sliding from occuring.
ALT - Alternator: power generator for automobiles
ARB - australian 4x4 accessories manufacturer
AT - Automatic Transmission
AT - (tires) All Terrain
ATF - Automatic Transmission fluid
BIRF - Birfield: Found in the front axles of our rigs; they are constant velocity joints that transmit power through variable angles, at constant velocities.
CEL - check engine light, sometimes refers tocode that cuased light that can be read by a code reader
CDL Switch- Center Differential Lock Switch- Switch installed to allow the Center Differential to be locked when the transfer case is in High. The actual Center Differential Lock is in the Transfer Case.
Reference on operation of Center Differential. Diffs and Difflocks for Dummies (George Couyant from www.lcool.org
) - Can Purchase CDL from Cdan (Totota) or Slee offroad[/I]
DS- Driver's side
DS: Drive Shaft=shafts that carry power and torque from the engine/tranny/xfer case to the axles.
DC DS=Double Cardan Drive Shaft=a pair of joints in a drive shaft that allows the tube to move in various directions and angularities.
Diffs - Differentials: found in the front and rear axles that consists of gears that transmit equal power and torque even if they rotate at different speeds.
ECT - Electronically Controlled Transmission - allows the engine to rev to a higher rpm before shifting to the next gear. Basically changes the shift points for the transmission. (Best for towing or heavier loads)
EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve
EWD or WD - Electrical Wiring Diagram, (part of FSM set)
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FHH = Firewall Heater Hose
FJ80 - An 80 series Land Cruiser powered by a 3FE engine.
FSM - Factory Service Manual. The "bible" as published by the manufacturer. Used to guide in repairs
FZJ80 - An 80 series Land Cruiser powered by the vastly superior (
) 1FZ-FE engine.
HDJ80 - An 80 series Land Cruiser powered by a 1HD-T turbocharged diesel engine.
HDJ81 - Japan Domestic Market HDJ80
HG - Head Gasket
HZJ80 - An 80 series Land Cruiser powered by a 1HZ naturally aspirated diesel engine.
HZJ81 - Japan Domestic Market HZJ80
IAC = Idle Air Control solenoid
JDM- Japan Domestic Market- Refers to items particular to vehicles manufactured and sold in the Japanese market.
Items include but are not limited to:
Power retracting mirrors
Dual air conditioning
and various cool and some gawdy accessories.
LB/FT - pound feet of torque
LB/IN - pound inches of torque
LHD (Left-Hand Drive): steering wheel on the left side, driving on the right side of the road
LSPV - Load Sensing Proportioning Valve
MAF - Mass air flow sensor
MIL - Malfunction Indicator Light (same as a CEL)
M&S - (tires) Mud and Snow
MT - Manual Transmission
MT - (tires) Mud Terrain
NA - Naturally Aspirated - An engine that is not turbocharged nor supercharged
OBDII - On Board Diagnostics Port available on ALL cars sold in the US 199 and later. Allows a common intercface tool to be connected to read and reset engine fault codes (CEL). Many Autpart stores will read your code for free vs. paying the dealer.
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer. (Toyota in this case)
OME - Old Man Emu. An Australian four wheel drive specialty manufacturer that makes all kinds of cool stuff that causes us to empty our billfolds.
PCV Valve - The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve is an emissions control device that routes unburned crankcase blowby gases back into the intake manifold where they can be reburned.
PHH - Pesky Heater Hose. A 100 mm length of 16mm (5/8 inch) straight heater hose located at the extreme LH rear corner of the 1FZ engine cylinder head. So named because it is not the easiest thing to change-out even under ideal conditions.
PI - Propane Injection - Propane is injected into the intake as a diesel catalyst for a more complete burn and additional power
PM - preventive mantenance
PM - private message
PO - Previous owner
POS - Piece of S#1T
PS- Passenger side
PSI - Pounds per square inch - A measure,emt of pressure.
RHD (Right-Hand Drive): steering wheel on the right side, driving on the left side of the road.
RPM - Rotations Per Minute
SOA - Sprong Over Axle - A suspension lift for a leaf (Vs 80 series coil) spring suspension. It places the leaf springs on top of the axle vs the bottom.
SC or S/C = Supercharger/Supercharged
SSM - Special Service Materials
SST - Special Service Tools
SUA = Spring under axle. Stock configuration for a Leaf (80's use Coil)Spring Vehicle (vs. SOA previously mentioned).
TB - Throttle Body: controls air flow into engine system in response to gas pedal depression.
TC or T/C = Turbocharger/Turbocharged
TLCA - Toyota Land Cruiser Association (tlca.org
) - The Toyota Land Cruiser Association (TLCA) is a 4 wheel drive organization open to all Toyota 4 wheel drive vehicles (except sedan types). This includes all models of Land Cruisers, 4Runners, and 4x4 trucks.
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor, may also be the "kick down" cable
USDS- US driver's side or the left-hand side of the vehicle.
USPS - US passenger side or the right-hand side of the vehicle.
VSV - Vacuum Switching Valve. An electrically controlled valve that diverts vacuum according to the position of the switch.
xfer=Transfer case: sits behind transmission, has front and rear drive shafts coming out of it, and distributes power from the transmission to the front and rear differentials/axles.