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Glossary: Automotive Glossary
V

Varnish

A burnt gum deposit from petrol that forms in the inlet tract of carburettors and on piston skirts.

VAT

Vane Air Temperature Sensor.

VCC

Viscous Converter Clutch

VCM

Vehicle control module. An electronic control unit that controls a wide range (or all) of the vehicle functions.

VDC

Volts Direct Current

Vee Belt

Drive belt made with a V section.

Vehicle

Another name for the binder, into which all of the other ingredients of a paint mixture are added. This includes pigment solvents, diluents, resins, driers, etc.

Veiling (cobwebbing)

The formation of a web or strings in a paint as it emerges from a spray gun, usually caused by too high viscosity, low atomising air pressure or a combination of both.

Velocity

Speed in a designated direction.

Vent Pipes

Pipes used to ventilate something such as a fuel tank or crankcase.