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Old 02-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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I've done a lot of searching in the past to understand the various acronyms, so I thought it might be a good idea to have a single thread that contains the various acronyms related to Miatas and this forum (I used the search to try and find if this already existed).

I'd be happy to alphabetize and compile all the submissions into the first post in this thread to make it more readable.

So post the acronyms you know - or just flame me (esp. Hustler)...whichever

Aloha!
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AFAIK - as far as I know
AFM - Air Flow Meter
AFU - all hosed up
BH - big hammer
BFH - big ******* hammer
BMW - Bavarian Motor Works
BOV - blow off valve
BRG - British racing green
BS - bullshit
BSEG - big ?? ?? grin
BSP - brainstorm products
BTDT - been there done that
BTT - back to top
BTW - by the way
CAI - cold air intake
CAS - Cam (or crank) Angle Sensor
CIOEA - cut it out, enough already
CTA - check the archives
DA - Dealer Alternative
DFTFT - Don't feed the ******* trolls
ECU - electronic control unit
ETG - exhaust temp gauge
EGT - exhaust gas temp
EYHO - eat your heart out
FI - forced induction (turbo/supercharge)
FM - Flyin Miata (also see DA)
FM-ECU - Flyin' miata ECU
FPG - fuel pressure gauge
FTD - fixin' to die
FUBAR - Fucked up beyond all recognition
FWIW - for what it's worth
HBD - has been drinking
HDHB - Hard Dog Hard Bar
HDHC - Hard Dog Hard Core
HDHCHT - Hard Dog Hard Core for hardtop
HDS - Hard Dog Sport
HDSDD - Hard Dog Sport Double Diagonal
HLA - Hydraulic Lash Adjuster
HTH - hope this helps
IIRC - if I recall correctly
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IMNSHO - in my NOT SO humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
IOW - in other words
JDM - Japanese Domestic Market
J/K - just kidding
JR - Jackson Racing
LOL - laughs out loud
MAF - Mass Airflow Sensor
MGF - Morris Garages model F
MOMO - Moss Motors(?)
MS - Mega Squirt
MSU - Miata spending unit
MSV - Miata support vehicle
N/A - naturally aspirated
NA - First generation MX-5/Miata - 1990-1997
NB - Second generation MX-5/Miata - 1999-2005
NC - Third generation MX-5/Miata - 2006 - present
NOS - nitrous oxide
OBD II - Onboard Diagnostic II
OCP - open circuit potential
OEM - original equipment manufacturer
OPG - Oil Pressure Gauge
OTM - other than Miata (all other cars on the road )
OTOH - On the other hand
PBC - Performance Buyers Club
PITA - pain in the ***
PRHT - Power retractable hard top
PO - previous owner
RB - racing beat
RHT - Retractable Hard Top
ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my *** off
RTFM - read the durn manual
SNAFU - situation normal, all fucked up
SOP - seat of pants
SSDD - same stuff, different day
SUV - sports utility vehicle
TCTS - to change the subject
TGIF - thank God, it's Friday
TIA - thanks in advance
TMF - two Miata family!
TMI - too much information
TPS - throttle position sensor
VBG - very big grin
WOT - wide open throttle
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
YMMV - your mileage may vary

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Old 02-06-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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****, I'm a ******* dumbass - it didn't occur to me to search outside the forum. Duh. Thanks Pat. The "let me google that for you" is pretty funny.

Okay, so copied from postoak: MX-5 Miata Forum - Acronyms Quick Reference List

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AFAIK - as far as I know
AFM - Air Flow Meter
AFU - all hosed up
BH - big hammer
BFH - big hammer
BMW - Bavarian Motor Works
BOV - blow off valve
BRG - British racing green
BS - bull dinky
BSEG - big grin
BSP - brainstorm products
BTDT - been there done that
BTT - back to top
BTW - by the way
CAI - cold air intake
CAS - Cam (or crank) Angle Sensor
CIOEA - cut it out, enough already
CTA - check the archives
DA - Dealer Alternative
DFTFT - Don't feed the trolls
ECU - electronic control unit
ETG - exhaust temp gauge
EYHO - eat your heart out
FI - forced induction (turbo/supercharge)
FM - Flyin Miata (also see DA)
FM-ECU - Flyin' miata ECU
FPG - fuel pressure gauge
FTD - fixin' to die
FUBAR - Messed up beyond all recognition
FWIW - for what it's worth
HBD - has been drinking
HDHB - Hard Dog Hard Bar
HDHC - Hard Dog Hard Core
HDHCHT - Hard Dog Hard Core for hardtop
HDS - Hard Dog Sport
HDSDD - Hard Dog Sport Double Diagonal
HLA - Hydraulic Lash Adjuster
HTH - hope this helps
IIRC - if I recall correctly
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IMNSHO - in my NOT SO humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
IOW - in other words
JDM - Japanese Domestic Market
J/K - just kidding
JR - Jackson Racing
LOL - laughs out loud
MAF - Mass Airflow Sensor
MGF - Morris Garages model F
MOMO - Moss Motors
MS - more of same
MSU - Miata spending unit
MSV - Miata support vehicle
N/A - naturally aspirated
NA - First generation MX-5/Miata - 1990-1997
NB - Second generation MX-5/Miata - 1999-2005
NC - Third generation MX-5/Miata - 2006 - present
NOS - nitrous oxide
OBD II - Onboard Diagnostic II
OCP - open circuit potential
OEM - original equipment manufacturer
OPG - Oil Pressure Gauge
OTM - other than Miata (all other cars on the road )
OTOH - On the other hand
PBC - Performance Buyers Club
PITA - pain in the ****
PRHT - Power retractable hard top
PO - previous owner
RB - racing beat
RHT - Retractable Hard Top
ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my **** off
RTFM - read the durn manual
SNAFU - situation normal, all f'ed up
SOP - seat of pants
SSDD - same stuff, different day
SUV - sports utility vehicle
TCTS - to change the subject
TGIF - thank God, it's Friday
TIA - thanks in advance
TMF - two Miata family!
TMI - too much information
TPS - throttle position sensor
VBG - very big grin
WOT - wide open throttle
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
YMMV - your mileage may vary
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****, I'm a ******* dumbass - it didn't occur to me to search outside the forum.
dont be too hard on yourself.....


everyone else will do it for you!
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dont be too hard on yourself.....


everyone else will do it for you!
Except me Mitch. If it's any consolation; the first time I mentioned FI (Forced Induction) I put F1. Accronysms are a pain in the *** for every single foreigner.

I still recall my first Economics class at Tampa U. I was doing fine with what the professor was explaining until he mentioned "FDR"; I spent the next 10 minutes racking my brain trying to find out what that could mean. You should have seen the laugh on his face at the end of the class when I asked him!

This thread will be a useful reference for me. Many thanks.
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FWIW, ETG should be EGT - Exhaust Gas Temp, Momo does not stand for Moss Motors. HTH
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And BFH isn't big hammer unless you are on m.net. There's an f in there and that is exactly what Hustler will do to you if you don't add your location to your details.

Mahalo.

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You left out ITB-Something that pisses people off, DP-Down Pipe, PITA-how much boost on stock internals, EMB-Emanage Blue, MS-Mega Squirt,FMIC-front mount inter cooler, EM-exhaust mani, IM-intake mani, WG-waste gate, EBC, MBC-you look it up, I'm driving down the interstate...
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:51 PM   #11
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A lot of the acronyms are made up, probably by the author of the list.
A bunch more are bowdlerized and not really very useful as explanations. For example, explanations that obscure strong language.
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Have uncensored the list. Will put in a spreadsheet to keep organized when I get home.

Hustler,

I'm kind of disappointed. I was hoping for something more....poetic. Maybe your poetry is in its simplicity here.

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I have never heard of people abbreviating away the word "gauge." To be honest, the only abbreviation I've heard regularly in regards to gauges "EGT gauge." Most people use "oil temp," "coolant temp" when talking about gauges and let you figure out that it is a gauge from context. The acronym "ETG" for Exhaust Temperature Gauge is so obviously not a proper acronym that it throws the whole list into doubt.

Also the following are either retarded or they mean things other than what has been written. For example "Momo" is actually a company that makes aftermarket interior products and FTD usually means "fastest time of the day." I hereby request that the following be removed or corrected (mostly just reemove tho):
AFU - all hosed up
BH - big hammer
BFH - big hammer
BS - bull dinky
BSEG - big grin
BTDT - been there done that
BTT - back to top
CIOEA - cut it out, enough already
CTA - check the archives
DFTFT - Don't feed the trolls
ETG - exhaust temp gauge
EYHO - eat your heart out
FPG - fuel pressure gauge
FTD - fixin' to die
HBD - has been drinking
HTH - hope this helps
MOMO - Moss Motors
MS - more of same
MSU - Miata spending unit
MSV - Miata support vehicle
PO - previous owner
RB - racing beat
SOP - seat of pants (SOP usually stands for standard operating procedure, just delete this)
SSDD - same stuff, different day (or change to "same **** different day")
TCTS - to change the subject
TIA - thanks in advance
TMF - two Miata family!
TMI - too much information
VBG - very big grin
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