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Automotive dictionary (encyklopedia)

Dictionary of terms and abbreviations for cars (automobiles), motorcycles (bikes),
bicycles, boats, engines, machines, machining and car fixing.

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Shift valve

A valve in an automatic transmission which raises the oil pressure as the vehicle speed increases. In Britain it is called the change valve.

Air solenoid

See bypass air solenoid

Quasi-biennial oscillation

(QBO) Alternation of easterly and westerly wind regimes in the equatorial stratosphere with an interval between successive corresponding maxima of from 24 to 30 months. A new regime starts above 30 km and propagates downward at about 1 km per month.

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