1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is there an "Official list" of ALL Cruiser acronyms?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Cobra Jet, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Cobra Jet

    Cobra Jet

    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Location:
    Southern NJ
    Being a new FJ80 owner - Is there an official thread or list of the Cruiser acronyms and their appropriate definitions?

    I was just wondering... If once does not exist, maybe this thread could be the "OCAL" (Official Cruiser Acronym List) which would be a list of all of the well known Cruiser acronyms used in multiple threads... :idea:

    Such a list would be helpful to all Cruiser newbies... :)
     
  2. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

    Messages:
    10,743
    Media:
    317
    Albums:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2,365
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2002
    Location:
    Toquerville UT
    1> you are in charge of collecting and getting it to me someday....lol

    2> bumped to chat, cause it is :D
     
  3. Civil1

    Civil1

    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Location:
    Oregon, USA
  4. Jman

    Jman

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    176
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Location:
    If ya don't know, I ain't tellin'
  5. Junk

    Junk

    Messages:
    6,177
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    buggerville nj
    Search for " Cruiser Data Dictionary "
     
  6. MH_Stevens

    MH_Stevens

    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Location:
    Bonsall, California
  7. Bluto

    Bluto

    Messages:
    1,104
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    N. LA Co. CA
    "Savin' up for PM-HG or Birf service?"
    "I can't seem to locate my LSPV!"
    And my favorite the dreaded "PHH".
    Thats some recent ones for you. Hey what do you think of this place - run by government politicians. I wouldnt be surprise if the next request would be to translate the threads and posts in Spanish :D . And all this time in Tech, I was using the search engine (buscador) to figure what the heck these people are talking about.
     
  8. Cobra Jet

    Cobra Jet

    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Location:
    Southern NJ
    seriously - why was this moved to "chit-chat"...????

    There are folks new to the Cruiser hobby who have no idea what certain acronyms are that are being flung around in the tech sections - so why not have an official thread that lists all of those TECH RELATED acronyms and their meanings????

    I was not making a sarcastic thread asking for forum acronyms, I was merely referring to genuine Cruiser acronyms used in place of complete tech words....

    geesh.
     
  9. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    531
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    Knee deep in hookers and gin
    Got a point.

    I'll fling out some TLAs. Maybe the section mods can decide to link the thread with their respective FAQs

    If someone wants to add my list to thiers in a more organized fashion, I will be happy to delete mine.


    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer - factory sourced stuff
    OME - Old Man Emu - A suspension company out of Austrailia
    SAS - Solid Axle Swap - converting an IFS to a solid axle
    IFS - Independant front suspension
    SUA - spring under axle - the leaf spring is connected to the bottom of the axle
    SOA - Spring over axle
    TRE - Tie Rod End
    PHH - Pesky Heater Hose - a PIA hose located under the intake on a 1FZ-FE
    VSV - Vacuum switching valve - turns on or off a vacuum controlled operation
    EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - Emissions control since the 60s
    EGT - Exhaust Gas Temp -
    PM - preventative maintenance
    HG - Head Gasket
    LSPV - load sensing proportioning valve - increases rear brake pressure when a load is sensed.
    MAF - Man-A-Free - long standing cruiser specific vendor
    SOR - Spector Off Road - same
    JTO - J.T. Outfitters - same, but not as big
    CCOT - Cool Cruisers of Texas - another Cruiser parts source.
    PTO - Power Take Off - a mechanical source of power for winches and the like
    OBA - On board air - usually refers to an engine powered air compressor
    LWB - long wheel base
    SWB - short wheel base - usually used to refer to the length of FJ-45 pick ups
    BFG - Benjamin Franklin Goodrich - a brand of tires
    GY - Goodyear - same
    AT - All terrain - a mildly agressive tire
    MT - Mud terrain or Maximum traction - a more aggresive tire
     
  10. gulp3000

    gulp3000

    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2004
    Location:
    Colorado
    Here's a few that are often found together:

    PO - Previous owner

    SOB - Son of a B%^&*

    POS - Piece of S$%^

    VOR - Vintage Offroad
     
  11. GeoRoss

    GeoRoss

    Messages:
    1,874
    Likes Received:
    1,155
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Location:
    Tucson AZ
    FSM - Factory Service Manual
     
  12. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

    Messages:
    21,987
    Likes Received:
    5,774
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Land Cruiser Heritage Museum broom closet
    A few Genuine Toyota bits.

    4F, 4 speed floor shift
    3F, 3 speed floor shift
    4H, 4 speed floor shift auto
    3H, 3 speed floor shift auto
    4HC, 4 speed colunm shift auto
    3HC , 3 speed colunm shift auto.
    TCS, Toyota Case Storage (a form of emission control)
    AI, air injection
    PAIR, Pulsed secondary air injection.
    VTV, vacuum transmitting valve.
    VCV, vacuum control valve.
    FIPG, form in place gasket.
     
  13. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    531
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    Knee deep in hookers and gin
    Reminds me

    RTV - Room Temperature Vulcanising sealant - commonly reffered to as silicone sealant.

    ATF - Automatic Transmission Fluid
     
  14. Koffer

    Koffer

    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Location:
    Hopewell NJ 08525
    BFH is the the fix all tool (if it dosnt ,the other tool that goes with it hangs on the wall with #s but to use it you need to get the plastic card from your wallet and type in Cdans # ) :flipoff2:
     
  15. beno

    beno 23424-23216 Moderator GOLD Star

    Messages:
    23,444
    Media:
    382
    Albums:
    29
    Likes Received:
    17,903
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Location:
    Nederland, CO
    LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off = when someone says something really funny and usually true!

    By the way, I really enjoyed taking the BFH to me TRE's when I was dealing with the OME (in the process of getting rid of my OEM's). That said, I must say that the BFH sometimes gets in the way of PM, or makes PM much worse--you start one PM project and that one leads into another PM project because you hit something by mistake with the BFH and realized--epiphanically--that VOR is a POS and that the SOB who was the PO really forgot to change the 5w30 out in the spring to the 5w40 synth.
     
  16. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

    Messages:
    21,987
    Likes Received:
    5,774
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Land Cruiser Heritage Museum broom closet

    Oh,

    Cdan, person who supplies the necessary bits to fix what U broke with the BFH because U didn't listen......:D
     
  17. bad_religion_au

    bad_religion_au

    Messages:
    2,213
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    and cdans dogs accept the proceeds of your stupidity
     
  18. beno

    beno 23424-23216 Moderator GOLD Star

    Messages:
    23,444
    Media:
    382
    Albums:
    29
    Likes Received:
    17,903
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Location:
    Nederland, CO
    A couple more:

    USDS=United States Driver's Side
    USPS=United State Passenger Side