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      12-27-2010, 03:32 AM   #23
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      12-27-2010, 05:06 AM   #24
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A few more...
SWAG = Scientific Wild Ass Guess
That's new to me and freaking Hee Larry Us!
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      12-27-2010, 09:25 AM   #25
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Nice list! Thanks!
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lol, im not even clear on what it means in BMW terms..
It's BMW-speak for the mid-life freshening of a model.
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      12-27-2010, 11:02 AM   #27
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How about adding "MTBF" = Mean Time Between Failure

Since BMW can't figure out WTF is the MTBF is for the 335i HPFP...
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      12-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #28
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I see SMG in the second list, but DCT is in neither...
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      12-28-2010, 01:44 AM   #29
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I thought WTF meant "why the face?"

For all you Modern Family lovers out there!

Oh, and
CA = Comfort Access
ED = European Delivery
Located in 2nd List.... Lol Why the Face Added.. Wait Maybe WTF!!! = What the #$@ and WTF? = Why The Face...

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I've been seeing people unaware of what E90,E91,E92, and E93 mean.
I myself was unaware until just then..

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Nice, about time.

CDV = Clutch Delay Valve = the Devil
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Taken from ksfrogman's http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11465

6MT = 6-speed Manual Transmission
AAR = Automatic Air Recirculation
......
List Added (Guess I didn't search well enough, but he has a more technical list so i guess i'll leave mine up)
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      12-28-2010, 01:46 AM   #30
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QFT= quote for truth
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A few more...

OCI = Oil Change Interval

IME = In My Experience

SAE = Society of Automotive Engineers

SWAG = Scientific Wild Ass Guess

MBT = Minimum (ignition timing) for Best Torque - SAE engine calibration

LBT = Leanest (AFR) for Best Torque - SAE engine calibration
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That's new to me and freaking Hee Larry Us!
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Nice list! Thanks!
Thx..

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It's BMW-speak for the mid-life freshening of a model.
Learned something new..

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How about adding "MTBF" = Mean Time Between Failure

Since BMW can't figure out WTF is the MTBF is for the 335i HPFP...
Lol .... Added

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I see SMG in the second list, but DCT is in neither...
What is DCT...?
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      12-28-2010, 01:46 AM   #31
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really appreciate the BMW ones.

the other ones... people could just write English.
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      12-28-2010, 03:01 AM   #32
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DEF = diesel exhaust FLUID
Eurea! You are right, the filter is a SCR.

Edit: My mistake, the whole exhaust cleaning system is the SCR (not sure what that stands for). Yes, the fluid additive is the DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) and the filter is the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter), so it is easy to confuse DEF with DPF.
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As much as I hate acronyms (I work for the govt and that's how they talk), this is great.....def worth a sticky - IMO. LOL! hehe
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      12-28-2010, 03:10 PM   #34
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TITMSTIHEH : This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard!

(Come quite handy when participating in car forums )
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      12-30-2010, 02:25 AM   #35
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Quote:
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Eurea! You are right, the filter is a SCR.

Edit: My mistake, the whole exhaust cleaning system is the SCR (not sure what that stands for). Yes, the fluid additive is the DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) and the filter is the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter), so it is easy to confuse DEF with DPF.
Fixed, DPF Added.
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      12-30-2010, 04:43 AM   #36
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Sticky!!!!!!!!!
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ATR = AccessTuner Race
BSFC = Brake Specific Fuel Consumption
CDV = clutch delay valve
DMTL = ???
DSC = dynamic stability control
DTC = diagnostic trouble code or dynamic traction control
FRL = fuel return line
IDC = injectors duty cycle
LTFT = long term fuel trim
STFT = short term fuel trim
SES - service engine soon
ST - single turbo
TS - twin scroll
PNP = plug 'n' play
OTF = on the fly
RPM = rotations per minute (sadly enough I'm sure there are a few out there who don't know)
F/RSM = front/rear strut mount
F/RCA(B) = front/rear control arms (bushings)
VANOS = (abbr. In German Variable Nokenwellensteuerung) is the variable valve timing technology developed by BMW

E85/50/30 - ethanol content %

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Fixed, DPF Added.
Please update !
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      12-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #41
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i didnt know what BMW stood for until now!
I never though of searching for it though.
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DCT - Double clutch transmission
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Dueling acronyms: DDE = Digital Diesel Electronics. (Diesel engine ECU's.)
SCR is Selective Catalytic Reduction

Could add a section for engine numbers:
N51: PZEV 3L engine
N52: 3L engine
N54: 3L turbocharged engine (no Valvetronic, DI, dual turbo)
N55: 3L turbocharged engine (twin-scroll turbo, Valvetronic, DI)
M47: 2L 4 cyl turbocharged diesel
M57D30T2: 3L 6 cyl turbocharged diesel engine (D30T2 is 335d/x5d varient)
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Why is this not stickied! I could use this, being a noob!
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