Australian Automotive Glossary


A window-type opening in the roof of the vehicle that can tilt or slide open....
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Supercharging is the compression of an engine's intake charge above atmospheric pressure by means of an air pump driven by a crankshaft. This is not to be confused with a turbocharger, which is an air pump that is exhaust driven. A supercharger can provide boost faster than a turbo and over a much broader engine rpm range. The disadvantages of supercharging are higher power demands, more mechanical noise and more complex control requirements....
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Includes springs, shock absorbers/struts/air bags, and linkage used to suspend a vehicle's frame, body, engine and drivetrain above the wheels....
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