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Title: Car definitions section...
Post by: 08micsta on 17 March 2008, 10:27
Can we possibly get a section where definitions for words etc can be read?
E.G- Whats a manifold? Catback?

And people can write their definition and it makes it easier for people like myself to understand the project threads without asking stupid questions.

Im not sure if this has been asked yet.

Mike :smiley:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: topher on 17 March 2008, 10:39
That would be a website in itself, and a huge one at that. If you don't know what something is, google it :tongue:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: 08micsta on 17 March 2008, 10:58
You could Google it.. But this is a car forum so I assumed it would be a nice extra. I mean. If we can get a "spotted" section. Why not one of these?
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: topher on 17 March 2008, 11:21
I fail to see how a spotted section relates to this. What you're asking for is a technical definition and explanation of basically every component used to build a car, for which there are far better existing resources available than something we could write or compile.
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: 08micsta on 17 March 2008, 12:36
No. You misunderstood what I am asking for.

I dont want a "What every part of a car does" section. JUst a section where the most common words with relation to Golfs can be kept. You go into the MK1 section and try and understand half of what is said there... I dont.

I realise you could just google it. But it would be nice considering its a car forum  :embarassed:

Mike
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: topher on 17 March 2008, 12:56
nope still not winning me over, try harder! :grin:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: 08micsta on 17 March 2008, 13:05
Come guys!

**Looks around for the rest of the forum**

Its no worries Topher. I tried  :laugh: :smiley:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Dinky on 17 March 2008, 22:38
I don't get what you mean? :huh:

Dinx :kiss:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: JC on 17 March 2008, 22:41
I do -  :grin:

Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Dinky on 17 March 2008, 22:44
well can you explain please? as if he didnt want like a definitions of engine parts etc..what does he want?

Dinx :kiss:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: JC on 17 March 2008, 22:53
To be honest Dinx - think it could just be a langauge issue for you friend across the waters

Different terminology

Like we call it a Bonnet - the yanks call it a Hood

Boot - Trunk etc

SO I think ( but proberly wrong ) is that he wants key tuning parts identifying / explaining in each Mark section - :wink: not every part just commonly used ones  :shocked:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Dinky on 17 March 2008, 22:56
oh ok...I get that...don't think its gonna work...but I get it.. :grin:

Dinx :kiss:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: 08micsta on 18 March 2008, 07:32
Yup. Thanks for helping Di out  :grin: :grin:

Basically. I go into the MK5 section and read a post. I understand what they are taling about etc. But when I go into say the MK1 section and someone says this has broken or that is not working.

I dont know what it means. So what I was asking for was a section where the most common words and phrases that relate to that MK of Golf are.

E.G:

Whats a DV Valve?
Whats Catback system?

I dont know what these words mean which makes understanding the posts rather difficult for me. Im sure Im not the only one with this problem?

Mike
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: ...joe on 18 March 2008, 12:24
i get what you mean, DV valve is a good example. not sure what it is, i assume diverter valve, but its irrelevant to me so i don't really care.

catback system... surely it would be obvious from the rest of the topic?  you know what a cat is, right? catalytic converter? on your exhaust? so a cat back system would be an exhaust system, from the catalytic converter back. ie not the cat, down pipe or manifold. i personally don't see this working, logic would expalin most things, if you don't know what the topic is about and cant work it out from the rest of the topic then its either irrelevant to you (or anyone else) or if not, ask!
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: 08micsta on 18 March 2008, 12:39
The thing is. If I have to ask everytime I dont understand something I will be asking a lot. I enjoy learning about cars etc so a section like this would be usefull.

Nevertheless. I think "NO" has already been decided  :embarassed: :smiley:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Stu.750 on 18 March 2008, 12:45
The thing is. If I have to ask everytime I dont understand something I will be asking a lot. I enjoy learning about cars etc so a section like this would be usefull.

Nevertheless. I think "NO" has already been decided  :embarassed: :smiley:

 im sure you figured were faily friendly round here so if you have to keep asking no-one will be too annoyed im sure , the more you read the more you learn  :wink:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Len on 18 March 2008, 14:01
What Stu says!

You may get a few jibes but generally peeps will tell you. dont be afraid to ask!
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: russ-vdub on 19 March 2008, 13:34
i think an abbreviation section could be usful maybe. i still dnt know what an isv stands for and ive got 3 of them lol. also people could explain breifly what that part does.

please dnt bite my head off if you mods think its a stupid idea ...
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: 08micsta on 19 March 2008, 14:46
Woot!

Someone who likes the idea  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: topher on 19 March 2008, 15:11
well there's 2 out of 14000.. :grin:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: AlanD on 19 March 2008, 15:56
Team Grumpy wins again :(
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Stu.750 on 19 March 2008, 15:58
if ya want ill type up a "common abreviation" page it shouldnt take long and you can leave it here for referance
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: russ-vdub on 19 March 2008, 16:05
standard! im sure it'd be useful to someone, mainly me lol!
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: russ-vdub on 19 March 2008, 16:05
ooh ..

lol = laughin out loud/lots of laughs
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: topher on 19 March 2008, 16:07
If you don't think it'll take a long time, I think you misunderstood what he's asking for. Not just common abbreviations or acronyms but pretty much every part or component that you wouldn't find being discussed in the mk5 section.

I just think there are better places you can go to read about how an engine, transmission or suspension system works.

and no russ..wrong end of the stick there completely lol
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Agreeable Slick on 19 March 2008, 16:14
here's a starter.

howstuffworks.com

Genius.

Or how about wikipedia.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: ...joe on 19 March 2008, 17:58
isv... idle stabilisation valve... what does it do? its a valve thats stabilises the idle :P
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Neaty on 19 March 2008, 18:10
isv... idle stabilisation valve... what does it do? its a valve thats stabilises the idle :P

does exactly what it says on the tin.

here's a starter.

howstuffworks.com

Genius.

Or how about wikipedia.  :lipsrsealed:

you beat me to it slick.....wikipedia that sh!t  :wink:
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: russ-vdub on 19 March 2008, 18:59
woah i never said everythin in the mk5 section, i was mearly talkin about anything someone cared to add. i think i'll leave this section rather swifty anyways.

oh and cheers joe, i'll remember that one :)
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Horney on 20 March 2008, 12:27
I think the term you were all grasping for was Glossary.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary - Just incase you need to know what one is :wink:

Personally I think it's a good idea. Nothing OTT but a list of commonly used jargon is always handy for newcomers. I'll even write one and maintain it if no one else wants to.

Nick
Title: Re: Car definitions section...
Post by: Len on 20 March 2008, 12:51
Good on ya Nick!