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142 = 100 series, 4 cylinder, 1967-74
144 = 100 series, 4 cylinder, 1967-74
145 = 100 series, 4 cylinder, 1968-74
164 = 100 series, 6 cylinder, 1969-75
16v = a 4 Valve Per Cylinder 4 Cylinder Engine
16vt = a 16v Motor Thats been Turbocharged
160 = A Factory Volvo Cyl Head, Low Performance
242 = 200 series, 4 cylinder, 2 door 1975-84
244 = 200 series, 4 cylinder, 4 door 1975 -93
245 = 200 series, 4 cylinder, station wagon 1975-93
262 = 200 series, 6 cylinder, 2 door 1976-81
264 = 200 series, 6 cylinder, 4 door 1975-83
265 = 200 series, 6 cylinder, station wagon 1976-85
398 = A Factory Volvo Cyl Head
405 = the third highest performance stock 8v head
530 = the fourth highest performance stock 8v head
531 = the second highest performance stock 8v head
744 = 700 series, 4 cylinder, 4 door 1985-92
745 = 700 series, 4 cylinder, station wagon 1985-92
764 = 700 series, luxury model, 4 door 1983-90
765 = 700 series, luxury model, 4 door 1985-91
780 = 700 series, luxury model, 2 door bertone, 1986-91
800 series, fwd, 1993-1997
854 = 800 series, 5 cylinder, 4 door 1993-1997
855 = 800 series, 5 cylinder, station wagon 1994-1997
8v = a 2 valve per cylinder 4 cylinder engine
944 = 900 series, 4 cylinder, 4 door 1991-1998
945 = 900 series, 4 cylinder, station wagon 1991-1998
964 = 900 series, 6 cylinder, 4 door 1992-1997
965 = 900 series, 6 cylinder, station wagon 1992-1997

A
A = Amp or a Volvo Camshaft or single carburetor
a/c = Air Conditioning
a/f = air fuel ratio
ABDC = After Bottom Dead Center
ABS = Antilock Braking System
acad = auto-cad, a computer aided drafting program
adj = adjustable
afaik = as far as i know
afc = air fuel controller, a piggy-back controller
AFM = Air Flow Meter
AFR = air fuel ratio
al = aluminum
alum = aluminum
aim = AOL Instant Messenger
alt = alternator
aka = also known as
ambac = american bosch
amm = air mass meter
amp = amplifier
APC = Automotive Performance Control, a stock saab version of a ebc
a-pillar = the part that connects to the windshield that support the roof
aq = aquamatic drive
aq131 = a 8v, 2.3 liter, b230f based volvo penta boat engine
aq151 = a 8v, 2.5 liter, b230f based volvo penta boat engine
aq171 = a 16v, 2.5 liter, b230f based volvo penta boat engine
aq-derv = aq drive unit
asap = as soon as possible
ass = assembly, or where the poo-poo comes out
A/T (or AT)= Automatic Transmission
ATDC = After Top Dead Center
ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
AW = Aisin Warner, a Japanese Transmission Manufact
AW30-40LE = Aisin Warner 4 speed Automatic Electronic 92+
AW42AWD = Aisin Warner, 4Wheel Drive
AW50-42LE = Aisin Warner 4 speed Automatic Electronic 93+
AW50AWD = Aisin Warner 4 Wheel Drive
AW55 = Aisin Warner 3 speed Automatic 76+
aw70 = Aisin Warner automatic trans, light duty 82+
aw71 = Aisin Warner automatic trans, found in turbos (rwd) 82+
aw72 = Aisin Warner short geared automatic trans, found in 16v models (rwd) 89+

B
b = width or benzine engine (aka gas), or dual Carburetor
b21 = early volvo sohc 4 cylinder engine, 2.1 liter
b23 = early 80's, sohc 4 cylinder engine, 2.3 liter
b230f = a non-turbo mid 80's to mid 90's 4 cylinder ohc engine
b230ft = a turbo mid 80's to mid 90's 4 cylinder sohc engine
b234f = a 4 valve per cyl, 4 cyl engine used in 700 series cars, a few 900's
b28 = early prv v6 motor, known for problems
b280 = late prv v6 motor, fixed most of the b28's problems
B7 = (B&) Banned from the board
Banned = blocked from posting
BAP = Barometric Atmosphere Pressure
bar = barometric pressure, 14.7 psi, or were to meet up w/ other t-brickers
batt = battery
BB = Burger Ball, a Californian Gathering Of T-Brickers, or big block or port side
bbs = an aftermarket wheel company
b/c = because
BCP = Big Coolant Passages
BBDC = Before Bottom Dead Center
BDC = Bottom Dead Center
benvit = ivory white
BHP = Brake Horse Power
bla = blue
blk = black
BOV = blow off valve
brb = be right back
brit = a british person, one who resides in the uk, or post whore
brun = brown
bs = a lie
BT = Brown Top Fuel Injectors
BTDC = Before Top Dead Center
Btu = British Thermal Units
btw = by the way
burg = burgandy
BW = Borg Warner, a Transmission, and Replacement parts Manufact
BW35 = Borg Warner Automatic Transmission 3 speed 1968-75
BW55 = Borg Warner Automatic Transmission 3 speed 76+

C
C = celcius
CAD = computer aided drafting
can = canada or canadian or Controller Area Network
canuk = a canadian
Cam = Camshaft
carb = carburator, of California Air Resource Board aka smog nazi
CAS = Crank Angle Sensor
cat = catalytic converter
CBV = a recircuating blow of valve
CC = cubic centimeter, or combustion chamber
Cel = celcius, or Check Engine Light
CF= carbon fiber
CFI = central fuel injection, a tbi system generally refering to v8 injectors, approx 52lbs
cfm = cubic feet per minute, a flow rate for air
chk = check
chx = checks
CI = Continuous Injection, aka K-Jet, aka CIS
CID = Cubic Inch Displacement
CIS = constant injection system, early volvo fuel injection system.
CIS-E = Continuous Injection System - Electronic
cir = circle or circular
CO = Carbon Monoxide
CO2 = Carbon Dioxide
cont = controller, or continue
conv = converter, or torque converter
COP = Coil On Plug ignition
CPR = control pressure regulator (see CIS)
CSI = cold start injector
CW = Candlewatts
cyl = Cylinder

D
d = diameter or depth, or distance, or dual carburetor, or Diesel
dB = Decibels
dd = daily driver
dia = diameter
diff = Differential, or Difference
dizzy = distributor
DMV = Department Of Motor Vehicles
DOHC = Dual Overhead Cam
dp = down pipe

E
E = High Compression Fuel Injection (exc 164)
EBC = Electronic Boost Controller ( or a brake pad company)
E-Code = parts that were only availible on european model cars, most of the time refering to headlights
econ = economy
ECT = engine coolant temperature sensor
ECU = engine controll unit
EFI = Electronic Fuel Injection
EGT = exhaust gas temp
EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EGRT = EGR Temperature
ems = engine management system, engine computer
enem = a performance camshaft company
eng = engine
EST = eurosport tuning, a volvo performane shop, or estimate, or Electronic Spark Timing
et = elapsed time, refering to a b230et engine, or wheel offset

F
f = fahrenheit, or Low Compression Fuel Injection
FAQ = frequently asked questions
f+t = a non-turbo motor, thats had a turbo installed
FPR = Fuel Pressure Regulator, or Fuel Pump Relay
FMIC = front mounted intercooler
fs = for sale
ft = for trade or refering to a turbocharged engine
FTW = for the win
FTL = for the lose
fw = flywheel
FWD = Front Wheel Drive

G
g-valve = manual boost controller
gb = group buy, or grand prix, or great britian
GND = Ground
gra = gray
grabla = grey blue
gron = green
grp a = a racing series that volvo 242's competed in, in the early/mid eighties
grp 6 = a now defunct supplier and manufact of volvo performance parts
gt = a 77-80 volvo 240 model
gul = yellow
GVW = Gross Vehicle Weight

H
H20 = Water
h3 = a headlight/ fog light bulb
h4 = a headlight bulb
hc = hydocarbons
hg = head gasket, or mercury (vacuum measurment)
hid = high intensity discharge (headlights)
hi-po = high performance
hp = high pressure, or horse power
hr = hour

I
IAC = Idle Air Control
IAT = Intake Air Temperature
IC = Intercooler, or Integrated Circuit
ICU=Ignition Control Unit
ICM = Ignition Control Module
ICS = Idle Control Solenoid
ID = inner diameter
idk = i dont know
ign = ignition
iirc = if i remember correctly
imo = in my opinion
imho = in my humble opinion
in = intake, or inches
incl = including
inj = injector
int = interior
ipd = mail order volvo parts, stock and performance
irs = independent rear suspension
ISC = Idle Speed Control

J
JEG's = a Mail Order Speed Parts House
JGS = jgs turbo, a mail order header supply house
j/y = junk yard or dismantler

K
k = okay or a type of redblock engine or a Hi-Po Factory Volvo Cam
kHz = Kilohertz
K-Jet= Bosch K Jetronic (mechanical fuel injection) aka CI, aka CIS
klassad = for classed engine
km = kilometers
kPa = Kilopascals
kph = kilometers per hour
kps = kilometers per second
KTP = King Turbo Prick, Bready's Crowned Title.

L
L = length or liter
Lambda-Sond = an independent electronic system using an O² sensor to adjust fuel mixture on K-jet fuel systems; also Swedish for oxygen sensor
lag = low, or the time delay from depressing throttle to full boost on a turbo
lb. ft. = Pound Feet
lcd = liquid crystal display
led = light emitting diode
lh = a bosch engine management system using an oxygen sensor
LHD = Left-Hand Drive
ljusgra = light grey
lmao = laughing my ass off
lmfao = laughing my f***ing ass off
LMK = let me know
lol = laugh out loud
lp = low pressure or lap
LPR=Line Pressure Regulator (K-jet)
lsd = limited slip differential

M
M = A Volvo Factory Camshaft
M40 = Volvo Manual 4 speed transmission 1962-75
M400 = Volvo Manual 4 speed transmission (B30) 1962-75
M41 = Volvo Manual 4 speed Tansmission with overdrive 1962-75
M410 = Volvo Manual 4 speed Tansmission with overdrive (B30)1962-75
M45 = Volvo Manual Transmission 4 speed, 75+
M46 = Volvo Manual 4 speed Tansmission w/ sep od 1976-94
M47 = Volvo Manual 5 speed Tansmission 87+
M56 = Volvo Manual 5 speed Tansmission 93+
M58 = Volvo Manual 5 speed Tansmission 97+
M59 = Volvo Manual 5 speed Tansmission 96+
M90 = Volvo Manual 5 speed Tansmission HD 94+
maf = mass airflow meter
mag = magnessium
maint = maintence
man = manual, or manifold
mani = manifold
MAP = Manifold Absolute Pressure
MBC = Manual Boost Controller
MC=Master Cylinder (brakes)
MCU = Motronic Control Unit, or Mixture Control Unit (KE-JETRONIC)
mi = miles
min = minimum or minute
mm = millimeter
mnt = mount
M/O = money order
mod(s) = modified or moderator or modular
morkbla = dark blue
MPG = Miles Per Gallon (number of miles divided by gallons used)
MPH = Miles Per Hour
MS = megasquirt
MSD = multiple spark dist, a brand name
ms&s = megasquirt and spark
mvp = a volvo service shop, that used to sell perf. parts

N
n = north
n/a = normally asspirated, or non-turbo
nawz = nitrous oxide, a ricer tease
nb = narrow band
newb, noob, or newbie = a new person
nm = nevermind or newton meter (a torque spec)
no2 = nitrous oxide
norcal = northern california, usa
NOS = nitrous oxide, brand name
np = no problem
npr = an intercooler off the Izuzu NPR box truck
nr = no reserve, or number
nsfw = not safe for work
nws = not work safe

O
O2 = oxygen sensor
OBD = Onboard Diagnostics
OBD I = Onboard Diagnostics One
OBD II = Onboard Diagnostics Two
od = overdrive or oversize, or outside diameter
oe = original equipment, stock
oem = original equipment manufact
ohc = overhead cam, generally single
ohms = a measurement of resistance, ohms law voltage/ resistance = amps
OHV = overhead valve, a pushrod enging
omg = oh my god
org = orange
o/s = offset, or off side
OS = Oxygen Sensor
ot = off-topic

P
pc = politically correct
PCM = Powertrain Control Module
PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation
perf = performance
PFI = Port Fuel Injection
pic = picture or photo
pm = private message
P/N = Part Number
pnp = pick and pull, a self service junkyard, or port and polish of a cyl head, or park neutral safety switch
port = portable or inlet or enlarging or matching inlets
pos = piece of crap
PPM = Parts Per Million
ps = powerstroke, gen refering to the intercooler or power stage
p/s = power steering
press = pressure
prob = problem
PRV = Peugeot/ Renault/ Volvo shared engine, the B28 and B280 Engines
PSI = Pounds Per Square Inch
pt. = Pint
PWR = Power, or Power to Weight Ratio
PWM = Pulse Width Modulated
PZ = Penta Cams from a aq 171, higher performance than stock b234f cams

Q
q's = questions
q & a = questions and answers
Qt. = Quart

R
r = rear or a type of redblock engine or volvo special model or part/ racing division
rd = research and developement
ref = refering or reference
reg = regular, regulator, or register
res = reservior, or resistance, or remains
RHD = Right-Hand Drive
rod = connecting rod, internally filling a radiator, or red
RPM = revolutions per minute
RRFPR= rising rate fuel pressure regulator
rtv = a sealant that cures at room temp.
rwd = rear wheel drive

S
S70 = FWD volvo, 850 replacement sedan 1998-2000
SAM = a swedish performance parts place
sch = schedule, gen ref to pipe thickness
SCP = Small Coolant Passages
scrapy = junk yard or dismantler
sd = sodium, or sedan
sdn = sedan
sec = second or section
SEK = swedish kronor
SES = Service Engine Soon (light)
sig = signature
SIP = Volvo's Side Impact Protection
SIR = Supplemental Inflatable Restraints
sn = screen name
snell = Snell Mermorial Foundation, a Helmet Saftey Certification
socal = southern california, usa
sohc = single overhead cam
sp = spelling
spd = speed
spec = specification
srs = supplimental restraint system, gen refering to air bags
ss = stainless steel or speed sensor, or supersize
std = standard, or manual transmission, or sexually transmitted disease
stoich = stoichiometric, the ideal (?) a/f ratio
Summit = A Mail Order Speed Parts Warehouse
svart = black
sways = sway bars or anti roll bars

T
T = Turbo or a Factory Turbo Camshaft
t3 = a garrett turbo found on early turbo volvos
t3/4 = a hybrid turbo, using t3 and t4 parts
t4 = a garret turbo very large
t5 = a domestic(USA) manual transmission, or a fwd 5 cyl turbo eng
t56 = a six speed manual trans normally found in camaro and vipers
t6 = a twin turbo s80 6cyl whiteblock engine
TACH = Tachometer
Tails = Taillights
TB = Throttle Body or Turbobricks
tba = to be anounced
tbd = to be determined
TCM = Transmission or Transaxle Control Module
TCS = Traction control solenoid, or Transmission Controlled Spark
TDC = Top Dead Centre
temp = temperature
t/o = throw out bearing
TI = turbo intercooler
tia = thanks in advance
TIC = Turbo intercooler
tlc = tender loving care
TPC = Turbo Performance Club (or previously, Tractor Pulling Center - lots of volvo photos)
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor
trans = transmission
tranny = transmission
TSW = a aftermarket wheel company
ttt = to the top, generally bumping a thread to the top of the forum
ttyl = talk to you later

U
url = Uniform Resource Locator (website's address)
USD = United States Dollar

V
V = Volts or valve
v15 = an enem camshaft
VAC = vacuum, or Volts Alternating Current, or Vacuum Advance Control
VAT = Value added tax (european import/export tax)
VCC = Viscous Converter Clutch
VCT = Variable Camshaft Timming
VDC = Volts Direct Current
VCOA = Volvo Club of America
vit = white
vol = volume
VR = Voltage Regulator

W
w = width, or watt
w/ = with
w/o = with out
WB = wide band
WBO2 = an oxygen sensor capable of reading a wide range of afr
WC = Heavy Duty T5 trans, wash closet (a bathroom in canada)
white block = aluminum motor (5 cyl or 6 cyl)
WG = wastergate
WGN = wagon (or estate)
wtb = wanted to buy
wtf = what the f**k
wth = what the hell
WOT = wide open throttle
wrk = work
wt = Weight

X
XC = Cross Country AWD,
x-drilled = cross drilled, gen refering to brake rotors
xl = extra large or excel
xtra = extra
xxx = pornography

Y
yd = Yard (3 feet)
yel = yellow
yr = Year

Z
ZF = Zahnrad Fabrik, a transmission, transaxle manufact
ZF22 = Zahnrad Fabrik Automatic Transmission, 4 speed, 92+


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