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    What does "NOS" stand for?

    Best I could find was "not otherwise specified." I'm generally pretty good at discerning a word's or acronym's meaning from the context of a sentence, but this one has eluded me for too long. Even if it stands for "not otherwise specified," just what the hell does that mean?

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    "New old stock" in refered to a part
    Basically a new part that has sat on someones shelf for years (i.e. a door handle for a 1958 vw)

    "Nitrus Oxide" in reference to the gas
    Used my the little import rice burners and muscle cars/race cars for increased performance (NO2)
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by my58vw
    "New old stock" in refered to a part
    Basically a new part that has sat on someones shelf for years (i.e. a door handle for a 1958 vw)

    "Nitrus Oxide" in reference to the gas
    Used my the little import rice burners and muscle cars/race cars for increased performance (NO2)
    Are you sure that Nitrous Oxide isn't N2O?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Are you sure that Nitrous Oxide isn't N2O?
    Nah mate, N20 is Totteridge & Whetstone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcasillo
    Best I could find was "not otherwise specified." I'm generally pretty good at discerning a word's or acronym's meaning from the context of a sentence, but this one has eluded me for too long. Even if it stands for "not otherwise specified," just what the hell does that mean?
    What is the sentance in which it is in context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Seldom Kill
    Nah mate, N20 is Totteridge & Whetstone.
    Ah, the famous British sense of humour. Ha ha ha.


    I don't get it.

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    NOS, in the car sense actually is a brand name... Nitrous Oxide Systems, NOS for short. SInce then it has became a slang term for any nitrous system installed into a car, kind of how people refer to tissues as "kleenex" even if they aren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Are you sure that Nitrous Oxide isn't N2O?
    I'm not sure of it's chemical composition, but NOS is a brand name - Nitrous Oxide Systems.

    As it relates to items for sale, NOS is generally understood to be new, old stock. 5 year old Shimano gear, still in the package, is NOS.

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    New Old Stock. Something new and in it's original packaging that isn't made anymore.

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    Because I went to a website...

    Naval Ordnance Station
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    Sorry typo

    N2O...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    actually Nitrous Oxide is N02.
    Aka whipping gas aka laughing gas


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    Oh, and for random trivia:

    NOS only works on spark plug based (normal gasoline powered) engines....if you wish to gain a similar effect in a Diesel engine, you need Propane injection.
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    Not OutStanding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Are you sure that Nitrous Oxide isn't N2O?
    Just call it NAWZzz and don't worry about the chemical formula... (yes, nitrous-oxide is N2O).

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Oh, and for random trivia:

    NOS only works on spark plug based (normal gasoline powered) engines....if you wish to gain a similar effect in a Diesel engine, you need Propane injection.
    Also works for rocket engine powered cars too.

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    Other possible interpretations:

    Never On a Sunday -- the parts come from an old-fashioned place with blue laws.
    New Orleans Style -- the parts are Cajun spicy hot.
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    Nasty Outhouse Smell

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    actually Nitrous Oxide is N02.
    I was just going to say that, as to my knowledge N2O does not exist
    dont look too hard

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    ok im wrong.... it does

    "N2O, or Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a weak anaesthetic gas that has..."

    but then

    NO2 - Growth Enhancing Hemodilator

    ok now someone needs to explain it to me, this exceeds my 7th form chemistry
    dont look too hard

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    N20 is nitrous oxide (the molecule has two nitrogens and one oxygen) that's laughing gas


    NO2 is nitrogen dioxide (one nitrogen and two oxygen atoms) and is a gas that's considered deadly upon inhalation

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