I know I'm thick but....

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Bin
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I know I'm thick but....

Post by Bin » Fri 25 Mar, 2016 11:54

Having browsed this site it is clear there are numerous very helpful posts by all and sundry to answer any question.

I have noticed that the abbreviation OEM crops up a lot. A new one on me, and I'm guessing that the O represent Original and the E equipment but being two planks short of a picnic I'm probably wrong.

In any event, thanks to all those members who take the time to share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of ignorami such as I!

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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by Gazza » Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:06

You are right, OEM is original equipment manufacture
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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by peter2b » Fri 25 Mar, 2016 13:54

ta I wondered that as well
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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by gookah » Fri 25 Mar, 2016 16:14

Bin wrote:Having browsed this site it is clear there are numerous very helpful posts by all and sundry to answer any question.

I have noticed that the abbreviation OEM crops up a lot. A new one on me, and I'm guessing that the O represent Original and the E equipment but being two planks short of a picnic I'm probably wrong.

In any event, thanks to all those members who take the time to share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of ignorami such as I!

instead of writing all that,
you could have just typed 3 letters into google, which tells you the answer in the first paragraph....
or have you got a new keyboard you wanted to try out :D
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Bin
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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by Bin » Fri 25 Mar, 2016 17:51

Yes, I could indeed have googled OEM but I prefer a little more human interaction - much more fun!

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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by John Wilson » Fri 25 Mar, 2016 21:23

Do you even need planks at a picnic?

Bin
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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by Bin » Sat 26 Mar, 2016 09:42

Depends if it starts to rain, John - and here it usually does, especially on Bank Holidays.....

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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 26 Mar, 2016 11:19

Welcome to the forum... I've a trade card for B&Q I you need more planks
Here come the girls.....
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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by Bin » Sat 26 Mar, 2016 13:17

Thank 'ee kindly, sor!

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lightning
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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by lightning » Sun 27 Mar, 2016 10:58

For years l never knew what NOS meant, l could never come up with anything that fitted.

Back then l didn't have a computer so couldn't look online.

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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by Bin » Sun 27 Mar, 2016 11:31

Something to do with nitrous oxide? I dunno...

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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by lightning » Sun 27 Mar, 2016 13:50

It stands for New Old Stock

For instance l needed a centre console trim panel for my Ferrari Mondial t. The car was twenty years old and the part was obsolete.
However a spares company in America still had two new ones, and those parts would be referred to as NOS.

They knew they had the last ones as well, that piece of plastic cost me £240!

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Re: I know I'm thick but....

Post by Bin » Sun 27 Mar, 2016 13:53

Wow! I never that. Thanks - could prove useful in the future.

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