Here is a useful guide to acronyms and other phrases used on SXOC:
Post below with your contributions and I'll put them into this main thread.
ABS - Antilock Braking System
AFM - Air Flow Meter
BMEP- (Brake Mean Effective Pressure) - This is the average effective cylinder pressure that does useful work calculated from the brake horse power.
BOV - Blow Off Valve (See DV)
CAS - Crank Angle Sensor
CPS - Camshaft Position Sensor
DV - Dump Valve (See BOV)
ECCS - Electronic Concentrated Control System
ECU - Electronic Control Unit
FBU - Free Boost Upgrade
FMIC - Front Mounted InterCooler
FPR - Fuel Pressure Regulator
IC - Intercooler
JDM - Japanese Domestic Market
LSD - Limited Slip Differential
MAF(s) - Mass Air Flow (Sensor)
NVCS - Nissan Variable Cam System (found on SR20DET engines)
R200 - The type/size of diff internals used on S13s and 14s. 200=200mm crown wheel.
RWD - Rear Wheel Drive
T25, T28, T3 - Commonly used to describe a generic range of turbocharges. T25 fitted to S13, T28 fitted to S14, T3 mostly relates to Sierra Cosworth equipment, and also a larger size over a T28.
TPS - Throttle Position Sensor/Switch
WMIC - Wing Mounted Intercooler
Z32 - Chassis code for the '89 on 300ZX
Zorst - Slang for Exhaust
SMIC - Side Mounted Intercooler (See WMIC)
Nissan Engine Nomenclature
Normally first two letters identify engine family, two numbers identify cubic capacity, further letters identify other specifications.
CA18DET - CA range of engines, 1.8 litre, Dual overhead camshafts, Electronic fuel injection, Turbocharged.
RB26DETT - RB range of engines, 2.6 litre, Dual overhead camshafts, Electronic fuel injection, Twin Turbocharged.
Nissan 200sx models and variants:
S13 actually refers to the CA18DET powered S13 Silvia ('88-'91).
RS13 is the correct chassis designation for the CA18DET powered 200SX, or early JDM 180SX ('89-'95 200SX, '89-'91 180SX)
PS13 refers to the SR20DET powered Silvia ('91-'94).
RPS13 refers to the SR20DET powered 180SX('91-'97)
S14 the '95-'97 200SX or Silvia(JDM) SR20DET powered. 197bhp.
S14a the '97 to 2000 200SX and Silvia (JDM) SR20DET powered. 197bhp.
S15 - Most recent 200sx model. Not available to UK market. 2.0 litre 'SR20DET' engine. Approx 250bhp
S13 is the common and accepted "nickname" for the RS13 200SX. The "P" means the car has the SR20DET engine, "R" means it has the fastback shell.
SilEighty (Sil80) hybrid derivative of the S13 Silvia and S13 180SX. It has the Silvia front body panels mated to the 180SX rear. Most are originally 180SX' built buy drifters who damaged the front panels and found the Silvia front cheaper to replace. Nissan made a limited production run of these cars set up from the factory for drifting.
OneVia another derivative of the S13 chassis'. This one has the Silvia rear with 180SX front panels.
Zenki - Early Model of Car
Chuki - Middle Model of Car
Kouki - Late Model of Car
(These dont just apply to Nissans, its a common Japanese term for "terms".. The "Former Term", or the "Latter Term" is how they are often translated)
The 'S' chassis was also available in the US under the name 240SX. The S13 was available as a Hatchback (same as the UK 200SX and JDM 180SX) and a Coupe (180/200SX front end with JDM Silvia rear end - aka Onevia). It was fitted the the KA24E engine - a normally aspirated, 2.4L, 4 cylinder, SOHC engine. Body and chassis parts are the same as the other S13 models. The S14 240SX shared the same body as the S14 200SX/Silvia and was fitted with the KA24DE engine. Again, body and chassis parts are the same.
Units and Conversions:
Nm - Newton Metres, units to measure torque.
BHP Brake Horse Power, unit of power
lbft Pounds foot, unit of torque
Kw KiloWatt, unit of power
Bar Unit of pressure
PSI Pounds per Square Inch, unit of pressure
1PS = 0.9863 bhp
1Nm = 1.35 Lb-ft
1kW = 1.34 bhp
1 Bar = 14.5 PSI
1 Atmosphere = 14.7 PSI
1 cubic inch (ci) = 16.387064 cubic centimeter (cc)
(for other units please refer to http://www.onlineconversion.com/)
Big End Bearing Failure: MP3 File
The sound you hear above is possibly the most common 'major' component failure in the S13 model 200sx, next to turbocharger failure.
Paint Codes, Thanks to Ben Taylor digging this up last year and Nathan 200SX for the reminder
#5G7 LIGHT GREEN/GRAY METALLIC
#656 LIGHT GOLD METALLIC
#AH3 RED METALLIC
#AH3 RED PEARL (FROM AUG.1992)
#DH0 DARK GREEN METALLIC
#FG0 LIGHT GREEN PEARL
#KG1 BLUEISH SILVER METALLIC
#KG2 DARK GRAY METALLIC
#KG4 YELLOWISH SILVER METALLIC
#KG5 YELLOWISH WHITE
#LH1 PURPLISH SILVER METALLIC
#LK0 PURPLISH GRAY PEARL
#TH1 DARK BLUE PEARL (FROM AUG.1992 UP TO JULY 1993)
#TH1 DARK BLUE METALLIC
#TK3 SAPPHIRE BLUE PEARL
#AJ4 FLAME RED
#AL0 GARNET RED
#WK0 OYSTER PEARL
#AJ4 FLAME RED
#KH3 KURO BLACK
#BN6 SAPPHIRE BLUE
#DN1 EMERALD GREEN