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    Just to clarify ATDC is not "after top dead center" it is "at top dead center

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    Quote Originally Posted by LogiMech View Post
    Just to clarify ATDC is not "after top dead center" it is "at top dead center
    I do not believe your understanding to be the most correct. When the #1 cylinder piston at the top of its stroke just after the compression stroke , it is called Top Dead Center or simply TDC. Although it may actually be "at" top dead center, the "at" is not included when referring to this in abbreviated form.

    Click here or google it for more info.

    BTDC = Before Top Dead Center.

    TDC = Top Dead Center.

    ATDC = After Top Dead Center.
    Last edited by TheJ; 03-26-2008 at 05:23 AM.
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