Glossary “kneading hardener” Definition:
Squeezing the tube of hardener back and forth with your fingers to mix the material.
Glossary “K-Jetronic” Definition:
A continuous fuel-injection system; a forerunner of the KE-Jetronic system.
Glossary “km” Definition:
Glossary “Kirchhoff’s current law” Definition:
The algebraic sum of all the currents flowing to a given point in a circuit is equal to the algerbric sum of all the current flowing away from that point.
Glossary “Kirchhoff’s voltage law” Definition:
The algebraic sum of all the voltage rise and voltage drops within any closed loop is equal to zero.
Glossary “KIS” Definition:
Knock Intensity Sensor
Glossary “kingpin inclination” Definition:
A major factor in a vehicle’s directional control and stability; the angle of a line through the center of the kingpin in relation to the true vertical centerline of the tire viewed from the front of the vehicle.
Glossary “kink” Definition:
Type of damage to steel or aluminum where there is a sharp bend of small radius, typically more than 90¡ã, over a short distance. Because of work hardening, a kinked area cannot be straightened without leaving a crack, tear, or premanent deformation.
Glossary “kinked” Definition:
Descibes a part that has a sharp bend or a small radius, usually more than 90¡ã, or after straightening, there is a visible crack or tear in the metal or there is permanent deformation that cannot be straightened to its pre-accident shape without the use of excessive heat.
Glossary “kingpin angle” Definition:
A term used for kingpin inclination.
Glossary “kingpin axis” Definition:
The inward tilt of the steering axis from the vertical.
Glossary “kilogram (kg)” Definition:
Metric unit of measure for weight, 1,000 grams equals 1 kilogram.
Glossary “kilometer (km)” Definition:
Metric measure for distance, one kilometer equals 1,000 meters or 1.609 miles.
Glossary “kilowatt (kW)” Definition:
A measure of the rate at which work is done, equal to 1.3405 horsepower.
Glossary “kinetic energy” Definition:
The energy of motion, such as that of a flywheel.
Glossary “kinetic friction” Definition:
Friction between two moving objects or between one moving object and one stationary surface such as a clutch or a brake.
Glossary “kingpin” Definition:
1). Pin or shaft on which the steering spindle assembly rotates. 2). The pin, mounted through the center of the trailer upper-bolster plate, that mates with the fifth wheel and locks to secure the trailer to the fifth wheel.
Glossary “kilo Pascal (kPa)” Definition:
Metric unit of measure equal to 6.895 psi.
Glossary “kilobyte” Definition:
One kilobyte represents 1064 bytes of computer information.
Glossary “kickpad” Definition:
Area along the inside bottom of a car door. May also be referred to as a kick panel.