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Old Fri, Oct-31-2003, 05:06:39 PM   #11
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hfm= hot film meter, frequently referred to as air flow meter.

This is the peice which meters the air going into the engine and then compensates with the correct amount of gasoline to keep the stochiometric ratio.

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CEL - Check Engine Light
TIA - Thanks in Advance
OEM - Origininal Equipment Manufacturer
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FAD - Functions As Designed

YMMV - Your Milage May Vary

FWIW - For What Its Worth

POS - Piece of S**t

IMHO - In My Honest Opinion

ASC+T - All Season Control + Traction

That 's all for now....
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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't HFM stand for High Flow Meter and not Hot Film Meter?
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R&P (Ring and Pinion)
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NWS - Not Work Safe. very heavily used on the BF.c off-topic

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What about EVO?
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anyone wonder why the word abbreviation is so long? anywho:

adidas:all day i dream about shifting(or sex whichever you prefer)
asc+t : automatic stability control + traction it's in your owners manual i just looked it up. it's not all season control +traction
ford: fixed or repaired daily (cheap shot but i just had to)
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FORD is usually Fix Or Repair Daily, but here's some others:

Fast Only Rolling Downhill
F*$cked Over Rebuilt Dodge

And one nice one...
First On Race Day

Oh and one other thing... don't misuse the TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms)..

For example, don't say NIC Card (NIC = Network Interface Card). So saying NIC Card is like saying "Network Interface Card Card". "NIC Card" was on the front page of compusa's webpage for awhile... sad..

Or even DIMM Memory Module (duh... DIMM= Dual Inline Memory Module). I found this one on an instruction manual that come with some memory (from Kensington if memory serves me right).

Or how about "Built on NT Technology" that's printed on EVERY Windows 2000 CD, manual, and even the boot screen.. (NT = New Technology). Why not just say "Built on New Technology", it's only one letter more and your not repeating the LONG part of the acronym. Of course, if you call Microsoft on this (and I have), they now claim that "NT" no longer stands for "New Technology" like it did back in the day when NT 3.51 (or even 4.0) was out... no... it's now a "proper noun".. sure.. right.. nice try (which is what some people say NT stands for, "Nice Try").

Sorry for the semi off topic post, but it needed to be said.
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