Australian Automotive Glossary

Ignition Timing

The process of setting the time that a spark will occur in the combustion chamber (during the power stroke) relative to piston position and crankshaft angular velocity....
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Independent Suspension

A term used to refer to any type of suspension system that allows each of the two wheels of a given axle to move up and down independently of each other....
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Industrial Waste

Any matter – whether solid, liquid, gas or radioactive – discharged, emitted or deposited in the environment that will harm or cause an alteration to our environment....
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Inhalation

The breathing in of an airborne substance that may be in the form of gas, fumes, mists, vapours, dusts or aerosols....
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Instrument Panel

The instrument panel contains the gauges in front of the driver and is often delivered to the factory as a complete module with electronic components already installed....
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Instrumentation

Digital and/or analogue displays used to convey information such as dynamic engine parameters, operating conditions, RPM, speed and water temperature....
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Interior Trim

Wood, composite, plastic, leather or metal adornments intended to supplement the aesthetic elements of a vehicles interior....
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