Automotive Glossary

Automotive Glossary

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Air Bleed Valve

An automatic device used on fuel injection systems to provide fast idle during cold start and warm up.
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Air Cap

Fitted in front of a spray gun fluid nozzle to direct compressed air against the paint to form and shape an atomised cloud of droplets.
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Air Charge

Description of the amount of air taken into an engine on the induction stroke.
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Air Cleaners/Filters

Canisters holding paper, plastic foam or gauze elements to trap dirt and grit.
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Air Dry

The ability of a coating to dry or cure to its ultimate hardness under normal atmospheric conditions, without baking or force-drying. Measurement of time required must state conditions such as temperature and humidity.
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Air Flow

Movement of a quantity of air past a point in a set time.
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Air Flow Meter

Provides information to fuel injection system electronic control unit (ECU) on engine load. Measures the mass of air entering an engine.
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Air Flow Sensor Plate

A plate used to sense the movement of air and therefore control fuel quantity.
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Air Gap

The gap between two parts of a component, such as the spark plug electrodes, an inductive sensor or an armature and field shoes of a motor or generator.
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Air Horn

The air inlet side of a carburettor or throttle body assembly.
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