• Most full caps acronyms should not be translated, e.g. SAE, API, JASO SH, SJ, SL.
  • There are however a few rare exceptions to this rule, e.g. EU, EC.
  • Pay attention to the gender of acronyms, especially when the gender of an adjective needs to be adapted to it.


  • “R”, “I”, “C” and “T” in the periodic maintenance schedule tables in INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE chapter should be localized.The meaning of letters is defined under the table.