Australian Automotive Glossary

MacPherson Strut

A suspension system that consists of a combination coil spring and shock absorber in one compact unit at each wheel. With this "independent" suspension design, road shocks at one wheel are not transferred to the opposite wheel. MacPherson struts use fewer parts, meaning a reduction on weight and fewer elements that could wear out....
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Make

The manufacturer of a vehicle (i.e. Holden, Toyota, Ford)...
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Manifold Heat Control Valve

A thermostatic device that routes exhaust heat to the intake manifold in order to promote fuel vaporization and reduce warm-up time....
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Manoeuvre

To control the movement and direction of something. e.g. to manoeuvre a vehicle....
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Marine Technician

A person who services, maintains and repairs inboard and outboard boat engines and drive systems, as well as install electrical and electronic equipment. They may also carry out basic repairs to boat hulls....
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