Australian Automotive Glossary

Half Shaft

The name given to either of the two drive shafts that runs from the transaxle to the wheels in a front-wheel drive vehicle. Half shafts may be of solid or tubular construction, and of equal or unequal length side-to-side....
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Halogen Headlamp

A sealed-beam headlamp with a small inner bulb filled with halogen gas, which surrounds a tungsten filament. Halogen headlamps may increase luminous intensity at the road surface by 50 to 80 percent, as compared to the long-conventional sealed-beam headlamp systems. Many halogen headlamp systems incorporate high-beam and low-beam in one element, enhancing their serviceability....
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