Saturday, 18 September 2021, 3:21 AM
Site: IMI eLearning
Course: IMI eLearning (IMI eLearning)
Glossary: Automotive Glossary
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Wheel Slip (spin)

Loss of friction between a tyre and the road surface allowing the wheel to spin faster than the speed of the vehicle.

Wheel Track

The dimension between the centres of the road wheels on one axle. Also known as tread.

Wheelslip (Spin)

Loss of friction between a tyre and the road surface allowing the wheel to spin faster than the speed of the vehicle.

Whip (Whirl)

The throw out of a rotating shaft. In relation to drive shafts whip can create unpleasant harmonics and vibrations.

Whitemetal

Tin based alloy used as a coating for plain steel bearings.

Whitworth

Standard size of thread. Old British standard.

Winding

Coil of wire used to create magnetism.

Windings

Coils of wire used to create magnetism when a current flows through them.

Wiring Harness (Loom)

The bundle of cables that are bound together to form the electrical distribution system for a vehicle or system.

Woodruff Key

A locating device that sits in slots on a shaft and pulley or gear wheel. Also known as a half-round key or in some cases just key!