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Difference of electric potential between points (pd) volts.
A variable resistor with manual operation that provides an output voltage from a sliding terminal on a resistor block.
Old unit of torque. Also foot pounds. Torque is now given in the SI units of Newton metres Nm.
Applied to fuel oils (diesel) to indicate the temperature where it will still flow under its own weight. The pour point specified value is 3 degrees above the point where it will only just flow.
Any protective coating which is applied to the surface as a dry, finely ground powder and then carefully heated above its melting point so that the powder particles flow together to form a continuous film.
Power Assisted Steering
The use of a hydraulic or electrical system to increase the driver's effort on the steering wheel thus reducing the effort that the driver has to apply.
Hydraulic or pneumatic brake pedal or hydraulic pressure booster.
A central point from which various components are supplied.
Power developed by an engine.