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c.afsar
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Newbie Guide-911uk various porsche shorthand abbreviations Reply with quote

Hi All,
My very first post - so please dont bite!

I have been browsing this forum for the good part of 6 weeks now and figured this may be a useful topic for newbies to this forum and porsche, with the similar likes of me!

I am wondering if you guys could add some of the terms used when discussing the 911 and abbreviations used on this forum....

some of them (and i hope ive worked them out rights are as follows)...

OPC- Offical Porsche Center
TT - Triptonic
PSE - Porsche Sport Exhaust
PCM - Porsche Communication Management


Feel free to Add...

Cheers,
Afsar.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

c.afsar wrote:
Hi All,
My very first post - so please dont bite!

I have been browsing this forum for the good part of 6 weeks now and figured this may be a useful topic for newbies to this forum and porsche, with the similar likes of me!

I am wondering if you guys could add some of the terms used when discussing the 911 and abbreviations used on this forum....

some of them (and i hope ive worked them out rights are as follows)...

OPC- Offical Porsche Center
TT - Triptonic
PSE - Porsche Sport Exhaust
PCM - Porsche Communication Management


Feel free to Add...

Cheers,
Afsar.


TT isn't Tiptronic, basically some people call the Turbo a TT, as in Twin Turbo, personally I call it a Turbo, after all that's what it's got written on it's bum Smile

PASM - Porsche Active Suspension Management
PSM - Porsche Stability Management
LSD - Limited Slip Differential
ABD = Automatic Brake Differential
TC = Traction Control
RS = Renn Sport


and I'll leave PU for someone else to answer is no less than 1000 words !
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sundeep wrote:
RS = Renn Sport

is that it ?

and I'll leave PU for someone else to answer is no less than 1000 words !


easy.......polyurethane



we're all forgetting the most essential abrv.........especially when looking to buy one

PPI-pre-purchase inspection


and one for the water-cooled boys- Twisted

RMS-rear main seal

DME = Digital Motor Electronics
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c.afsar
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone shed some light on what RMS please?

heard alot of bad news about it... but google not giving me any pointers Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

c.afsar wrote:
Can anyone shed some light on what RMS please?

heard alot of bad news about it... but google not giving me any pointers Wink


Rear Main Seal - It's the seal through which the crank exits the crankcase before the flywheel and then the clutch. It is prone to failure on the watercooled engines because of the movement afforded in the crank due to the distance between the seal and the last crank journal. It is not so prevalent in the Turbo and GT3 engines because the bottom end of these is based on an older and more expensive design/manufacturing solution.

See also, Intermediate shaft seal which is the seal on the shaft which drives the ancillary components, rather than put all of the load on the crank.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCGB- Porsche Cars Great Britain, or Porsche Club Great Britain.
PCCB- Porsce Ceramic Composite Brake
PCM- Porsche Communication Module (1 or 2, 2 being a newer version. v1 no longer supported by Porsche for nav discs)
MAF (Dunno what it stands for, but its an airflow meter. When it conks out, your 996 runs funny)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OBC - On Board Computer
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
HID - High Intensity Discharge
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Struggling with all the Porsche acronyms & abbreviations Reply with quote

A silly question to ask perhaps but here goes anyway... As a new comer to this splendid site I must admit that I've really struggle with some the acronyms & abbreviations you old heads are constantly using (I have to trawl through some old posts to try and find out what some of them actualy stand for) Confused !

PSM, PCM, OPC, PU, RMS, ISB, HID, VIL, MY, TSB, PET etc, etc to name but a few.

Is it possible to have some sort of guide or link put together for us new comers detailing all of them, as it can be quite annoying following a thread only to be stumped when someone uses one of these? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have a stab at these for you

PSM - Porsche Stability Management System
PCM - Porsce Communications Management (Satnav)
OPC - Official Porsche Centre (Garage)
PU - PolyUrethane (Bumber)
RMS - Rear Main Seal (seal between gearbox and engine)
ISB - Intermediate Shaft Bearing
HID - High Intensity Discharge (Lights similar to xenon)
VIL - ?
MY - Model year (year car was built)
TSB - Trustees Savings Bank Wink
PET - (its the system you order parts and get information off) no idea what the abbreviation is though

Rich H will be along soon to mark my work Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topics merged and made sticky

TSB - Technical Service Bulletins
VIL - Vehicle Information Label
PET - Porsche Electronische Teile (aka Parts Catalog!)
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The Gogg
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks lads.. I have to say that smj996c's reply on TSB had me in stitches! Floor
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Richard H
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Porsche Acronyms Reply with quote

These are a few I had listed:

ABD - Automatic Brake Differential
ABS - Anti - lock Brake System
AOS - Air/Oil Separator
CAN - Controller Area Network
CDR - Compact Disk Radio
DME - Digitale Motor Elektronik (Engine Control Unit)
DSP - Digital Sound Processing
HID - High Intensity Discharge (Xenon - type lights)
IMS - Intermediate Shaft/Seal
MAF - Mass Air Flow (sensor)
MOST - Media Oriented Systems Transport (Fibre optic comms loop).
MY - Model Year
OBD - On Board Diagnosis
OPC - Official Porsche Centre
PCM - Porsche Communications Management (Satnav etc)
PET - Porsche Elektronik Teile (The Porsche Parts Program)
PIWIS - Porsche Integrated Workshop Information System
POSIP - Porsche Side Impact Protection System
PSM - Porsche Stability Management
PST 2 - Porsche System Tester 2
PU - PolyUrethane (Front or rear bumper material)
RMS - Rear Main (oil) Seal
RoW - Rest of the World
TC - Traction Control
TSB - Technical Service Bulletin
VIL - Vehicle Identification Label

Edit: Originally posted on the 996 forum in response to The Gogg.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As well as the Porsche acronyms the other thing that took me a while to pick up was the "forum-ese". Here's some I think I've figured out, but you can tell me I'm wrong..

OP - Original poster (ie originator of thread)
AFAIK - As far as I know
IIRC - If I remember correctly

H

ETA:
ETA - Edited to add
IMHO - In my humble (!) opinion
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it turns out harry your post was the most useful to me Lol ...only joking lads ,great idea. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ACS
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AHKS
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ASR
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AUX
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont know
 
  
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PeterS
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TMTOYH? Too much time on your hands? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Abbreviations Reply with quote

Is there a definitions guide to the abbreviations used on this site and in relation to 911s generally?

I've been on the forum for a little while but still relatively new to Porsche ownership. While I've managed to work out most of the commonly used terms there are still one or two which have me foxed. This forum is surprisingly inclusive and welcoming so I'm hoping that the attitude isn't to use abbreviations/secrecy to keep people out.

There didn't appear to be anything in the FAQs but perhaps I missed it. If there isn't such a definitions list perhaps the moderators could start one that could be added to.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have anything in mind?

Feel free to ask.

The only obscure one to a newbie I can think of is PU, for the front and rear bumpers, as they are made from Polyurethane.
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