Amid an exchange of abbreviations, Gerhard helps Ned get his car going.
Gerhard: Maybe the EST has a bit of H20 in it.
Ned: It’s not a DIS system.
Gerhard: No, this is an oddity, this box on the coil, it does the EST work, then sends the current to a distributor. Here, just hold the DVOM a sec will you?
Ned: Odd, isn’t it. No EFI, but it has ESC.
Gerhard: It was the 80s, they were mixing it. Bits were analogue, bits were digital.
Brevity, through abbreviations, brings engineers closer together.
EST = electronic spark timing
DIS = distributorless ignition system
DVOM = digital volt-ohmmeter
EFI = electronic fuel injection
ESC = electronic spark control