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Bump for a new member asking me some of these words. enjoy and welcome :hi:
 

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ACS: AC Schnitzer, an aftermarket parts manufacturer.
AFR: Air to fuel ratio.
ASC: Automatic Stability Control (traction control).
ATF: Automatic Transmission Fluid.
AW: Alpine white, a colour available on E46's.
AWD: All wheel drive.
BBK: Big brake kit.
BHP: Brake Horsepower, or the power the engine makes to the wheels (this is the horsepower number that is advertised, ie. 225 for a 330).
BSM: Black Sapphire Metallic, a rare colour of black available for E46's (has flakes in it).
Cab: Euro term for "cabriolet" or convertible. ALSO "CAB" is known as control arm bushing.
CAI: Cold Air Intake.
CEL: Check Engine Light.
CF: Carbon fibre.
CSB: Center support bearing.
CSL: Coupe Sport Lightweight. A special version of the M3 which was lighter, had more power, and was just generally insanely race-tuned.
DIY: Do It Yourself.
DME: Digital Motor Electronics (controls the core functions of BMW engines to ensure optimum dynamic performance). Basically DME is the car's computer.
DSC: Dynamic Stability Control (another version of ASC, incorporates ABS).
Dyno: Dynamometer, a machine that will test your horsepower and torque. Useful for tuning your car to achieve maximum power.
E46: BMW 3-series models built between 1999 and 2006.
ECU: Engine control unit.
Facelift: As of the 2002 model year (sedans) or 2004 model year (coupes), E46's got a 'facelift' (different front and rear fascia, minor aesthetic changes).
FCAB: Front Control Arm Bushing.
FI: Forced induction (turbo/supercharger).
HK: Harmon Kardon, audio manufacturer.
HP: Horsepower (duh).
Indy shop: Independent mechanic, usually specializing in BMW's or European cars.
IR: Imola Red, a colour available on E46's.
LED: Light emitting diode, a small but bright bulb that uses little power. Used, for example, on post-facelift tail-lights.
LCM: Light control module.
LSD: Limited Slip Differential (Limited slip ensures that some torque is always distributed to both wheels, even when one is on very slippery pavement = better handling).
MAF: Mass air flow, usually referring to the air flow sensor module.
MTF/MTL: Manual transmission fluid/lube.
OB: Orient blue, a colour available on E46's.
OBD1/2: On Board Display - computer error-interpreting unit (?) for all vehicles, OBD1 was pre-1996, OBD2 is post-1996.
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer (also known as "OE").
Pre-Facelift: 99-01 E46's Sedan styling; 99-03 Coupe styling (refer to 'Facelift').
Rep: Replica.
RSM: Rear shock mount.
RTAB: Rear trailing arm bushing.
RWD: Rear wheel drive.
SC: Supercharger.
SES: Service Engine Soon (usually referring to the indicator light on the dash).
SSBL: Stainless steel brake lines.
SSK: Short shift kit.
STB: Strut tower brace ("strut bar", increases chassis rigidity).
Step: Steptronic (aka automatic transmission).
TiAg: Titanium Silver, a colour available on E46's.
TOB: Throw out bearing.
Trq: Torque.
T-stat: Thermostat.
WHP: Wheel Horsepower, or the actual power that a car puts to the ground (as measured by a dyno). Also referred to as "RWHP" or rear wheel horsepower.
WOT: Wide Open Throttle (100% on the gas).
VANOS: BMW's name for its variable valve timing (BMW version of the famous 'VTEC').
Vert: Convertible.
ZCP: Competition Package available for M3's.
ZCW: Cold Weather Package (heated seats, headlight washers, etc).
ZPP: Premium package (power seats, wood trim, etc).
ZSP: Sport package (different wheels, sport suspension, different steering wheel).
ZHP: Performance package (available on 330's, gave slightly more horsepower, sightly better handling, different wheels/bumper, etc).
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ACS: AC Schnitzer, an aftermarket parts manufacturer.
AFR: Air to fuel ratio.
ASC: Automatic Stability Control (traction control).
ATF: Automatic Transmission Fluid.
AW: Alpine white, a colour available on E46's.
AWD: All wheel drive.
BBK: Big brake kit.
BHP: Brake Horsepower, or the power the engine makes to the wheels (this is the horsepower number that is advertised, ie. 225 for a 330).
BSM: Black Sapphire Metallic, a rare colour of black available for E46's (has flakes in it).
Cab: Euro term for "cabriolet" or convertible. ALSO "CAB" is known as control arm bushing.
CAI: Cold Air Intake.
CEL: Check Engine Light.
CF: Carbon fibre.
CSB: Center support bearing.
CSL: Coupe Sport Lightweight. A special version of the M3 which was lighter, had more power, and was just generally insanely race-tuned.
DIY: Do It Yourself.
DME: Digital Motor Electronics (controls the core functions of BMW engines to ensure optimum dynamic performance). Basically DME is the car's computer.
DSC: Dynamic Stability Control (another version of ASC, incorporates ABS).
Dyno: Dynamometer, a machine that will test your horsepower and torque. Useful for tuning your car to achieve maximum power.
E46: BMW 3-series models built between 1999 and 2006.
ECU: Engine control unit.
Facelift: As of the 2002 model year (sedans) or 2004 model year (coupes), E46's got a 'facelift' (different front and rear fascia, minor aesthetic changes).
FCAB: Front Control Arm Bushing.
FI: Forced induction (turbo/supercharger).
HK: Harmon Kardon, audio manufacturer.
HP: Horsepower (duh).
HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (unit)
Indy shop: Independent mechanic, usually specializing in BMW's or European cars.
IR: Imola Red, a colour available on E46's.
LED: Light emitting diode, a small but bright bulb that uses little power. Used, for example, on post-facelift tail-lights.
LCM: Light control module.
LSD: Limited Slip Differential (Limited slip ensures that some torque is always distributed to both wheels, even when one is on very slippery pavement = better handling).
MAF: Mass air flow, usually referring to the air flow sensor module.
MTF/MTL: Manual transmission fluid/lube.
OB: Orient blue, a colour available on E46's.
OBD1/2: On Board Display - computer error-interpreting unit (?) for all vehicles, OBD1 was pre-1996, OBD2 is post-1996.
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer (also known as "OE").
Pre-Facelift: 99-01 E46's Sedan styling; 99-03 Coupe styling (refer to 'Facelift').
Rep: Replica.
RSM: Rear shock mount.
RTAB: Rear trailing arm bushing.
RWD: Rear wheel drive.
SC: Supercharger.
SES: Service Engine Soon (usually referring to the indicator light on the dash).
SSBL: Stainless steel brake lines.
SSK: Short shift kit.
STB: Strut tower brace ("strut bar", increases chassis rigidity).
Step: Steptronic (aka automatic transmission).
TiAg: Titanium Silver, a colour available on E46's.
TOB: Throw out bearing.
Trq: Torque.
T-stat: Thermostat.
WHP: Wheel Horsepower, or the actual power that a car puts to the ground (as measured by a dyno). Also referred to as "RWHP" or rear wheel horsepower.
WOT: Wide Open Throttle (100% on the gas).
VANOS: BMW's name for its variable valve timing (BMW version of the famous 'VTEC').
Vert: Convertible.
ZCP: Competition Package available for M3's.
ZCW: Cold Weather Package (heated seats, headlight washers, etc).
ZPP: Premium package (power seats, wood trim, etc).
ZSP: Sport package (different wheels, sport suspension, different steering wheel).
ZHP: Performance package (available on 330's, gave slightly more horsepower, sightly better handling, different wheels/bumper, etc).


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BHP is wrong
It's not the HP of the engine at the wheels, but at the crank

"Brake horsepower (bhp) is the measure of an engine's horsepower without the loss in power caused by the gearbox, alternator, differential, water pump, and other auxiliary components such as power steering pump, muffled exhaust system, etc"
 

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bump for those who can't Search :p
 

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dear skipole and other fanatics,

i found this list on the web and it contains all the abbreviations that used in for bmw and in its diagnostic software.
i tried to make a thread of my own to share with you all (because i searched for this thread with a typo or something and found nothing) but i got wrist slapped by mister solidjake.
sorry for that.


anyway here is the complete list.

there might be some of them double or the same as your list but better done twice then not at all.

here it is -
ENJOY:thumbup:



Typical BMW Technical Expressions

A - processed vehicle speed signal
A - "out" (Aus)
AB - Airbag
ABL - Brake system warning Lamp (2 color)
ABS - Anti-lock Braking System
AC - Air Conditioning
ACC - Active Cruise Control
ACS - Active Comfort Seats
ADB(X) - Automatic Differential Braking
ADS - engine intake air control
ADV - windshield wiper pressure control
AEGS - Automatic Electronic Gearbox Control (also EGS)
AFM - Air Flow Meter
AGD - suction silencer
AGR - emission reduction
AGS - Adaptive transmission control
AG - Automatic Gearbox (transmission)
AHK - Active rear-axle Kinematics
AHK - trailer hitch
AHM - trailer Module (not for US models)
AHPS - Advanced HPS
AIC - Automatic Interval Control (rain sensor)
AKF - activated carbon canister
AKS - Active head restraint
AKS - pressure regulating device
ALC - Automatic Light Control
ALR - Automatic Lamp Range Adjustment
AMM - Air Mass Meter
AMP - radio system AMPlifier
ARI - car radio information system
ARS - Active Roll Stabilization
ASC - All Season traction
ASC-EZA - ASC w/ engine timing and injection intervention
ASC+T - ASC+ Traction control
ASK - Audio System controller (Kontroller)
ASR - self starter block relay
AST - Automatic Slip control (marketing term)
AT - remanufactured part
AT - Antenna
ATF - Automatic Transmission Fluid
ATL - exhaust gas turbo charger
AUC - Automatic air recirculation
AUT - AUTomatic transmission
AVT - Antenna amplifier Tuner
AZD - tightening torque specifications
A/D – Analog/Digital


B - Benzene (gasoline)
BAT - BATtery
BC - Board Computer
BC1 - Body Controller 1
BL - Brake Light
BLS - Brake Light Switch
BMBT - Board Monitor
BS - Block diagram
BST - Battery Safety Terminal
BVA - Brake pad wear indicator
BZM - center console control center
BZMF - center console control center, rear
CAN – Controller Area Network (Multiple ECU Controller)
CAN-Bus - Controller Area Network (bus)
CANH-Bus - CAN bus, High
CANL-Bus - CAN bus, Low
CANP - fuel tank ventilation valve
CAS - Car Access System
CBC - Corner Braking Control
CBS - Condition Based Service
CCM - Check Control Module
CD - Control Display
CDC - Compact Disk Changer
CDS - CD player
CEL - CELsius
CIM - Chassis Integration Module
CO - Carbon monOxide
COMBI – Electronic Instrument Cluster
CON - CONtroller
CU - Copper
CVM - Convertible top Module
CVT - Constantly Variable Transmission
CW - drag coefficient

D1 - Xenon light/ gas discharge
D-Bus - Diagnosis bus (same as TXD)
DBC - Dynamic Brake Control
DBS - Dynamic Braking System
DCS - Dealer Communication System
DE – Diagnostic Unit
DD - Dynamic motor Drive
DDE - Digital Diesel Electronics
DIN - German industrial standards
DIS - Diagnosis and Information System
DISA - Differential air intake control
DIVA - continuously variable length intake runners
DK - throttle housing/valve
DKB - throttle w/ brake intervention
DKE – Throttle Increase
DKI - throttle position
DKR - throttle reduction
DKT - throttle position signal
DKV - preset throttle position value
DME - Digital Motor Electronics
DM-TL - Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage
DOHC - Double Over Head Camshafts
DS - gasket set (from ETK)
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
DSP - Digital Sound Processing
DTC - Diagnostic Trouble Code (SAE)
DTC - Dynamic Traction Control
DWA - theft deterrent system
DWS - tire pressure Warning System
DZM - revolution counter

E - "in" (Ein)
EBA - installation instructions
EBV - Electronic Brake force proportioning
ECE - European market version
ECM - Engine Control Module (SAE term)
ECU - Electronic Control Unit
EDC - Electronic Damper Control
EDR - Electronic throttle control
E-KAT - Electrically heated catalytic converter
EZA - see ASC-EZA
ECM - Engine Control Module (SAE term)
ECO - Controller for I-Drive system
EDC - Electronic Dampening Control
EDC-K - Electronic Dampening Control - Continuous
EDK - Electronic throttle valve
EDS - pressure regulator
EFH - Electric window lifter
EGS - Electronic transmission control
EH - Electronic-Hydraulic
EHC - Electronic Height Control
EKM - Electronic body Module
EKP - Electric fuel Pump
ELV - Electronic steering lock
EM - Electro-Mechanical
EMF - Electro-Mechanical parking brake
EML - Electronic Motor Load regulation
EMV - Electro-Magnetic sensitivity
EO - Electronic Parts Catalog
EPROM - Erasable/ Programmable chip Memory
ETK - Electronic parts catalog
ETM - Electrical Troubleshooting Manual
ESS - Electronic anti-theft device
EV - injection Valve
EWS - Electronic drive-away protection
FB - Function description
FBC - Fading Brake Control
FBD - remote control services
FBZV - radio frequency locking system
FGR – Vehicle Speed Control (Cruise Control)
FH - window lifter
FHK - rear Heater/ air conditioner
FLC - automatic Light Control
FRU - Flat Rate Unit
FS – Crash Sensor
FZV - central lock receiver
GAL - speed dependent sound volume
GM - General Module
GMR - yaw moment control
GPS - Global Positioning System
GRII - cruise control
GRS - rotation Rate Sensor
GS – Belt Tensioner
GWK - torque converter lock-up control
H - "rear" (Hinten)
H2 - Xenon headlights
HA - rear Axle
HC – Hydro Carbon
HD - Heavy Duty
HDC - Hill Decent Control
HFM - Hot Film air mass Meter
HG - manual Gearbox (transmission)
HKL - Hydraulic trunk lid Lift
HLM – Hot Wire Air Mass Meter
HPS - Head Protection System
HR - Heater control (
HVA - Hydraulic Valve Adjuster
Hz – Hertz (Cycle)

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I-Bus - Information bus
IB - Interior lighting control signal
IHKA - automatic Heating and A/C
IHKAF - IHKA w/ micro filter
IHKR - regulated Heating and A/C
IHKRF - IHKR w/ micro filter
IHKS - standard Heating and A/C
IHPD - Internal High Pressure Deformation
IHR - Integrated Heater control
IKE - Instrument cluster Electronics
ILH - Interior Lighting, rear
ILV - Interior Lighting, front
IMS - Instant Mobility System
IR – Infrared
IRS – Infrared Locking System
ISC – Idle Speed Control
ISIS - Intelligent Safety Integration System
ISN - Individual Serial Number
ISOFIX - standardized mounts for child restraints
ITS - head airbag assembly/ Inflatable Tubular Structure
IVM - Integrated power supply Module
K-Bus - body bus (Karosserie)
KAT - catalytic converter
KATON - converter creating (signal)
KD - Kick-Down
KHI - interface for headphones
KL - terminal designation
KL15 - run bus (ignition switch run position)
KL30 - battery bus (hot at all times)
KL31 - ground bus (chassis ground)
KL50 - start bus (ignition start position)
KLR - accessory bus
KO - compressor "on" signal
KOMBI - instrument cluster
KOREL - compressor relay signal
KR – Contact Ring
KSK - Knock Sensor
KVA - fuel consumption signal/value
KW - crankshaft
KW - KiloWatt
LCM - Lamp Check Module
LDP - Leak Diagnosis Pump
LEV - Low Emissions Vehicle
LEW - Lateral acceleration sensor
LHD - Left-Hand Drive
LIN - Local Interconnect Network
LKM - Lamp control Module
LL - closed throttle
LM - Light Module
LMM - air flow meter/sensor
LMR - Light alloy wheel
LRA - vertical headlight aiming
LSM - steering column memory
LSZ - Lamp Switching center
LVA - air supply system (for EHC system)
LWR - vertical headlight aim control
LWS-5 - steering angle sensor
M-Bus - IHKA/IHKR stepper motor bus
MAL - center armrest
MBC - Maximum Brake Control
MDK - Motorized throttle valve/system
MFL - Multi-Function steering wheel
MFC - Multi-Function Controller
MFU - Multi-Function Clock
MID - Multi-Information Display
MIL - Malfunction Indicator Lamp (SAE), "check engine" Lamp
MIR - Multi-Information Radio
MMC - Multi-Media Changer
MoDiC - Mobile Diagnostic Computer
MOST - Fiber Optics Connection
MOST-Bus - Media Oriented System Transport bus
MRS - Multiple Restraint System
MSR - engine drag torque Regulation
MV - Magnetic Valve (solenoid Valve)
n-ab - rotational speed, transmission (rpm)
n-mot - rotational speed, engine (rpm)
NAVI - Navigation module
NG - New Generation (as in N73 engine)
NG - tilt sensor
NOX - Nitrogen Oxides/ exhaust gas recirculation
NSD - rear muffler
NSL - rear fog Lamp
NSW - fog lamp
NTC - Negative Temperature Coefficient
NW - camshaft
OBC - On-Board Computer
OBD - On-Board Diagnosis (SAE)
OPS - Optical Programmier System
OPPS - Optical Programmier und Prüf System
P/N – Park/Neutral position
P-Bus - Periphery bus
PB - Pin assignments
PBS - Parts Bulletin System
PDC - Park Distance Control
PGS - Passive Go System
PM - Power Module
PP – Impact Pad
PTC - Positive Temperature Coefficient
RLS - Rain-Light Sensor
PWG - Pedal position sensor/ potentiometer
RA - Repair instructions
RAM – Random Access Memory
RAL - Aluminum wheels
RAL - standard color
RDC - tire pressure Control
RDS - Radio Data-broadcast System
RDW - tire pressure Warning
RHD - Right-Hand Drive
RM - Relay Module
ROZ - Research Octane rating/ fuel grade
RPA - tire puncture warning
RPS - Rollover Protection System
RS - Repair kit
RSW - back-up lamp
RXD - wake-up Diagnosis line
RZV - direct stationary ignition
SASL - Satellite, A-pillar left
SASR - Satellite, A-pillar right
SAV - Sport ACTIVITY Vehicle
SB - fuse assignments
SBE - Seat occupancy detector/sensor
SBFH - Seat module, passenger-side rear
SBSL - Satellite, B-pillar left
SBSR - Satellite, B-pillar right
SBT - SI techniques/ tech reference information
SCA - Soft Close Automatic/Actuator
SD - sliding roof
SD - silencer/ muffler
SE - Special Equipment
SES - voice recognition System
SFAH - Seat module, driver's side rear
SFZ - Satellite, vehicle center
SG - control unit
SGS - Seat integrated belt System
SHD - sliding/ lifting roof
SHD - Sunroof module (also SHDM)
SI - Service Information
SIA - Service Interval system (ver. I, II, III, IV, etc.)
SII - Service Interval Indicator
SIL - SILicon
SIM - Safety Information Module
SINE - Siren/tilt sensor
SKD - Steel sliding roof
SKHD - Steel sliding/ lifting roof
SM - Seat Module
SM/SPM - Seat/Mirror Memory
SMBF - Seat Module, passenger side
SMFA - Seat Module, driver's side
SMG - Sequential Manual Gearbox
SP - Schematic
SRA - headlight/fog light cleaning
SRS - Supplementary Restraint System
SSD - Steel sliding roof
SSH - Seat Satellite, rear seat
ST - connector views
Steptronic -transmission shift control
STVL - Satellite, left front door
STVR - Satellite, right front door
SVS - Speech processing System
SWR - headlamp cleaning system
SWZ - Special tool listings
SZL - Switch center, steering column
SZM - central switch center Module
TAGE - door handle Electronics
TCM - Transmission Control Module
TD - engine speed signal (ignition pulse)
TD - Technical Data
TE - fuel evaporation control
TEL - TELephone control unit
TEV - evaporative purge control
THZ - Tandem master cylinder
ti - Injector "on" Time (duration)
TIS - Technical Information System
TL - part throttle / load signal
TLEV - Transitional Low Emission Vehicle
TMBFT - door Module, passenger side
TMBFTH - door Module, passenger side rear
TMFAT - door Module, driver's side
TMFATH - door Module, driver's side rear
TP - Tandem Pump
TPS - Throttle Position Switch/Sensor
TR - engine speed signal (rpm)
TR - TRansistor
TRG - fuel level sensor
TRI - Technical Reference Information (also SBT)
TRS - battery isolation Switch
TSD - Torsional vibration dampener
TSH - door lock Heating
TSZI - Transistorized coil Ignition system
TU - Technical Update (as in M50tu)
TXD - Transmitting Diagnosis line
U-batt - Battery voltage
U-vers - supply voltage
UERSS - rollover bar
URS - rollover protection System
USIS - Ultrasonic passenger compartment Sensor
V - "front" (Vorn)
V - vehicle road speed
VA - front Axle
VAT - front axle support
VANOS - Variable camshaft timing
VEP - distributor-type injection Pump
VID - VIDeo module
VL - full load (wide open throttle)
VSD - front muffler
VVT – Valve tronic
WBG - hazard warning switch
WIM - Wiper control Module
WK - torque converter lock-up clutch
WSS – Wind Shield
WT – Valve tronic control unit

Z - "central" (Zentrum)
ZAB - ignition fade-out (reduction)
ZAE - central Airbag Electronics
ZAS - ignition starter switch
ZGM - central Gateway Module
ZK - cylinder head
ZKE - central body Electronics
ZKH - cylinder head cover
ZMS - dual-Mass flywheel
ZV - central locking system
ZS - central lock
ZSD - center muffler
ZV - central locking system
ZVM - central locking Module
ZWD - idle control valve
 

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i found skipole's list helpful but more directed toward the forum side of things.

and i thought this was a terms thread and not a vtec vs vanos thread.

everybody already know what's best or else they would be on www.how-to-fix-my-crappy-honda.com

since i started coding with my own gt1 interface :clap: i got in to a whole new world of abbreviations.

and my search took me to this list that i just had too share.:excited:
 
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