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Old 5th September 2009, 23:55   #76
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Bangalore guys would be familiar with the gaadi becoming 'half' on the road: "Sab, raste mein gaadi half hoga to chhupke side me khadal dalko (or khadi karleleko) mere ko phone kar dalo"
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Old 6th September 2009, 00:36   #77
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lower trailing arm - chimta.
leaf - patta.
starter motor - shelaf. (its pronounced that way)
boot - dikki
oddo - milemeter. (oddo is not common among street mechanic)
accelerator - race
head unit/music system - deck

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What is a 'tota' (as in parrot)?
Surprised no one answered that yet. It's the sliding adjustable pliers.
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Old 7th September 2009, 04:11   #79
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How about "toe-chin" for tow truck,
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Very interesting terminology I"ll be totally lost and won't know which end is up.Thanks for an amusing thread.
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Old 10th September 2009, 22:14   #81
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Default Headlamp fairing

I'm not sure if some one mentioned it earlier. Most of the People around chennai call a Motorcycle's head lamp fairing as "DOOM". I never know where it originated from.

Once I had a small crash where my fairing was damaged. I called up the spare parts store and enquired about a replacement one. The guy on the phone couldn't understand what a headlamp fairing is. I told him its the "DOOM" that comes around the headlamp and he had no further questions.

I'm going to get doomed one day with this "DOOM" word
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I'm not sure if some one mentioned it earlier. Most of the People around chennai call a Motorcycle's head lamp fairing as "DOOM". I never know where it originated from.
It is used even in hyd. I guess it originates from the word DOME. I first heard it when bajaj launched the pulsar dtsi, the fairing does look like a dome.
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Old 14th October 2009, 00:29   #83
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Default Bhopali Mekhanicks (Mechanics)

Guys - as I happen to be from Bhopal- the mechanics over here are the coolest to reckon with - to start with - their names -

Suresh - Pump Nazzel (Nozzels) wala
Rauf Chaccha - Chachis wale
Cheemi Denter
Munne Denter
Babloo - RD wala
the most common name i have come accross - BHOORA Bhai. - Supposed to be the Jack of all

now to the wierd terminologies they use

Miyan aapka Pishtand (Piston) bool riya hega - means your piston is saying something

Miyan aapkee sileepen kat gayi hengi - means your sleaves have warn out.

Miyan aapkee gaari chilla chilla ke kaam mang rahi hegi - means that your vehicle is shouting out loud ans asking for some repairs.

yeh balaf to miyan shart ho giya hega - means the bulb has fused

Miyan aapke handel main charrey katori dalagee - means your handel needs to be fitted with new set of ball-bearings and pawns

Salim - jara saab kee gaadi ka baanit (Bonnet) kholna

Miyan aapki Ishteem to bari acchi hegi - your esteem is very good

arrey - chotu - jara iss gaadi kee Kilich (Clutch) kee Makkhi (Check-Nut) to Tight karna.

Saab aapkee gaadi lapak lapak ke chal rahi hegi - sir your car is runnign perfectly fine.

will post more as i come accross more of them
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sierra ki mucch (mustache) refers to the crome embellishment on either side of the logo on the old sierra grills. dono party "genius hai" boils down to both buyer and seller being genuine ,samosa light is the indicator light next to the headlight AND ofcourse you and everyone else around is a BHAI.
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Jhakaas thread! Brought back so many memories of spending hours with my mechanic.

Here are my contributions:

1. Yelanki
2. Qutub Minar

Go figure!
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I'm not sure if some one mentioned it earlier. Most of the People around chennai call a Motorcycle's head lamp fairing as "DOOM". I never know where it originated from.
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It is used even in hyd. I guess it originates from the word DOME. I first heard it when bajaj launched the pulsar dtsi, the fairing does look like a dome.
Much older than that - possibly more than 50 years! Quite common in South India - Bullet, Java, Amby etc. headlamp (housing / glass) was/is called 'Dome', colloquially 'Doom'. The headlamp bulb is 'light' or 'ballab'. Pilot lamps are always 'chhota light'.
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......Here are my contributions:

1. Yelanki
2. Qutub Minar

Go figure!
Yelanki must be Allen Key

But Qutub Minar for Cutting Plier?

"Kaman Katta" or "Kaman" means leaf springs,

Cheers,
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Hasn't anybody heard "sockab"? It means the damper / shock absorber

Or how "gaadi" is used for everything from a car to a motorbike to a cycle.

And the weirdest (but most common) request that service advisors hear (seen first hand) : "Please increase my fuel efficiency and power, BOTH!"

If he s running too rich the car would loose power as well as efficiency. At times lean is more powerfull
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Hilarious, I too have heard few of these.

.Dry saa... I really could not hear it clearly. I asked him times and again. I guessed it could be Dry sump or anything of that sort but not sure.. finally he showed me the actual part to explain.. It was drive shaft.

Cut out is a term for electrical relay (not voltage regulator). But not sure how this term evolved. If I ask relay in a spare shop, no body seem to understand.


This one takes the cake, though slightly off topic.

Once it was quite late in the evening in a garage and I was hungry. The mechanics were prettty friendly and I said I was hungry. following mehmaan navazi followed

Mech: Neev non-vegga saar (are you non-vegitarian?)
DRC: hoon (yes)
Mech: Ball dog tharsla saar, illobba gaadilli chennag madthane (Shall I get "ball dogs", one push cart guy does it good here)
DRC: What? Ball dog ?!
Mech: (sheepishly) Naanu pure veggu saar, adre ondond sarthi ball dog thinthini! (I am a pure veggie, but at times I eat "Ball dogs")

That gave me a little confidence that it is not that horrible as I am guessing and decide to try.

After a while, a chotu bring something wrapped in news paper, and start unwraping while I hold my breath..

What emerge are a few pieces of onions and a few hard "boiled eggs"

I burst into laughs and cant close my jaws for quite some time.

Later the mech clarified that he really thought they were called "ball dogs" because they were round and well almost of the same size as ....grhhm... dog balls.

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In Kerala many mechanics refer to the Differential as difference wheel.
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