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      02-18-2014, 09:23 AM   #1
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I'm new to the BMW community, and you all use abbreviations for just about anything.

I seen the "BMW-related ABBREVIATIONS" thread, but it refers mostly to car features, not aftermarket or mechanical parts.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11465

I figured we might could compile a list of abbreviations for newbies like myself.


Abbreviations:

CP = Charge Pipe
DCI = Dual Cone Intake
DP = Down Pipe
FBO = Full Bolt On
FMIC = Front Mount Intercooler
HPFP = High Pressure Fuel Pump
LPFP = Low Pressure Fuel Pump

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Don't worry you'll catch on soon enough. I felt the same way when I joined. Worst case just ask and someone will tell you what it means
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I've been a automotive enthusiast for almost 43 years and this is the only place I've ever seen horsepower abbreviated to "hrs."

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I've been a automotive enthusiast for almost 43 years and this is the only place I've ever seen horsepower abbreviated to "hrs."

That must have been a mistake. Everyone knows horsepower is just appreciated to "hp"
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That must have been a mistake. Everyone knows horsepower is just appreciated to "hp"
And all this time I thought it was "abbreviated" to hp, not "appreciated" to hp. Though I do appreciate all the cool electronics HP has made over the years.
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That must have been a mistake. Everyone knows horsepower is just appreciated to "hp"
I'm not sure if it's just one poster or what, but I've seen this lunacy in multiple posts. I guess the person(s) are abrieviating "horses" to "hrs" but instead I read it as "hours."
The abbreviation for horsepower is HP people!
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And all this time I thought it was "abbreviated" to hp, not "appreciated" to hp. Though I do appreciate all the cool electronics HP has made over the years.
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I've been a automotive enthusiast for almost 43 years and this is the only place I've ever seen horsepower abbreviated to "hrs."

I always thought "hrs" was a polite abbreviation for (w)hores.
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I'm still trying to figure out what BMW stands for. Some say it's list it's translation during the middle ages and that it really stands for Bavarian Manure Wagon. All we know is it's called the Bimmer!
I think it means Bayerische Machinen Werk.
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I'm new to the BMW community, and you all use abbreviations for just about anything.

I seen the "BMW-related ABBREVIATIONS" thread, but it refers mostly to car features, not aftermarket or mechanical parts.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11465

I figured we might could compile a list of abbreviations for newbies like myself.


Abbreviations:

CP = Charge Pipe
DCI = Dual Cone Intake
DP = Down Pipe
FBO = Full Bolt On
FMIC = Front Mount Intercooler
HPFP = High Pressure Fuel Pump
LPFP = Low Pressure Fuel Pump
I'll be damned. That is not what I thought DP meant.
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I'll be damned. That is not what I thought DP meant.
thats what I told her!
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I'll be damned. That is not what I thought DP meant.
double parked ?? lmao
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