O

    O.G.

    Original Guy

    O.D.

    The outside diameter of a tube, pipe or other object. Also abbreviated "OD".

S

    Shming

    Greasy/oily substance you tend to wipe off with your finger Has a pasty consistency. Usually has dirt or some kind of particles for texture.

    Shmutz

    Kinda like shming but more sooty. For example, A spark plug that has been carbon fouled is shmutzed. A spark plug that is oil fouled has shming.

    Shmog

    A vapor that leaves shming or shmutz deposits.

    Sinzyou

    Used when a customer/friend/non-car person wants to blame the mechanic for a problem.  "Sinzyou added washer fluid my transmission is shot, my brakes locked, my engine burns oil etc...".

P

    P.F.M.

    Pure F#@&ing Magic

    Pot

    Potentiometer.  A manually adjustable variable resistor typically used to control the voltage of a circuit.

    Pufficated

    Randomized, out of sync.

U

V

F

G

    Gak

    Another form of gunk or shmutz.  You know when you see it because you jump back in horror and say "GAK!!!"

I

    Italian Tune-Up

    That's when you take a car out (any car) and drive the sh#t out of it to clear the carbon and schming that's built up in the engine. Hard power take-offs and high speed passes are totally acceptable when doing this service for a friend or customer....and it usually works too!

    I.D.

    The inside diameter of a tube, pipe or other object.  Also abbreviated "ID".

C

    Chadrool

    a person with no personality or smarts. Literally, a cucumber, in Italian dialect.

    Chinesium

    An element not found on the periodic table. a crappy metal or plastic substance made in China in the manufacture of Chinese exports.

D

B

    Bushing

    Cylindrical lining (sleeve) used for limiting the size of a bore, reducing friction and wear, supporting load, and/or serving as a guide. Mechanically, a bushing is identical to a bearing except that it is usually a one-part device whereas a bearing may have two or more parts.

    Beater

    A car that you drive regularly for work, school, etc.  Also know as a "driver", "daily" or "station" (take to the train station) car.

N

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