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    Hello I've got a panel filter k&n fitted on my 1992 Bmw 520i 24v straight 6. Which is the best panel filter or induction kit?
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    panel filter mate be good with a good flow of air going to it. i dont like the air induction as they break the air mass sensor if not set up properly . cant beat the original and its nice and heatshielded .
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus1 View Post
    panel filter mate be good with a good flow of air going to it. i dont like the air induction as they break the air mass sensor if not set up properly . cant beat the original and its nice and heatshielded .
    Im using all the standard fitments but with the k&n panel filter fitted in.
    I own these 2 cars
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    Proton wira 1.5 12v se 2002

     
     

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    just curious how do they break the air flow sensor ive got a piper viper on mine ya got me worried now
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus1 View Post
    panel filter mate be good with a good flow of air going to it. i dont like the air induction as they break the air mass sensor if not set up properly . cant beat the original and its nice and heatshielded .
    Oiled panel filters are just as likely if not more so to mess up the MAF.Never had a problem with an induction kit though
    If anything stick with OEM filters as they are as good as if not better than performance filters and cheaper too-just make sure they're changed regularly and kept clean
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewc1267 View Post
    just curious how do they break the air flow sensor ive got a piper viper on mine ya got me worried now
    I don't know spartacus has me confused over this one maybe he can shed some light on the matter
     
     

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    Oiled filters are said to suck fine particles of oil into the MAF which is supposed to burn out the hot wire in the sensor...
    I have used them for years and never have had a MAF problem.

    The MAF has a circuit which gets hotter than its operating temp anyway, this will burn any oil residue off as its designed to do this...

    I think it is all a bit of scaremongering and internet hearsay myself. If i see concrete proof Ill belive it....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Oiled filters are said to suck fine particles of oil into the MAF which is supposed to burn out the hot wire in the sensor...
    I have used them for years and never have had a MAF problem.

    The MAF has a circuit which gets hotter than its operating temp anyway, this will burn any oil residue off as its designed to do this...

    I think it is all a bit of scaremongering and internet hearsay myself. If i see concrete proof Ill belive it....
    I allways oil my air filters then any excess take it of then leave them dry fr abit. But there allways oiled done 50,000 miles in 2 cars with no maf's problems so far.
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    Bmw 520i se 2.0 24v straight 6 1992
    Proton wira 1.5 12v se 2002

     
     

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    manufactuers spend millions designing air boxes and filters ect, they spend far more than cheap ebay induction kits, the best combo for me would be k&n panel filter in the standard air box with any factory fitted restrictors reved, infact thats what i have and its spot on.
     
     

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