Automotive Glossary


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Plasticizer

A low molecular weight substance added to polymeric materials such as paints to improve their flexibility.
Entry link: Plasticizer

Plastigauge

Brand name of a product that is used to determine bearing clearance.
Entry link: Plastigauge

Plate Grids

Basket like holders to contain the active material in a battery.
Entry link: Plate Grids

Plate Lug

A connection point on the battery plate.
Entry link: Plate Lug

Plenum

A chamber in the air inlet system to provide even air supply to all cylinders.
Entry link: Plenum

Plies

Rayon cords used in tyre construction.
Entry link: Plies

Plug Thread

Screwed thread that is designed for a spark plug.
Entry link: Plug Thread

Plunge Joint

A shaft joint or coupling with provision for axial or plunging movement.
Entry link: Plunge Joint

Plunger

Alternative term for a piston or needle in a pump, slave cylinder or injector.
Entry link: Plunger

Ply (Tire)

Fabric layer used in the construction of a tire.
Entry link: Ply (Tire)


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