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    How do people -am new here and not the most technically minded of lads but am finding this forum useful ! read a thread on here with an american link about "fogging" your airbox yourself which i thought sounded a good idea (specially as nobed i am id fitted a cheap nasty "chrome" (shiney plastic haha) induction filter off ebay which was causing me some probs and i dont think was doing my engine any good ) , anyways i had a go 2day and am reporting success !! i ran a 4" flexi ally pipe from my duct in the front bumper (m.tech type) to a new 4" connection i made in my airbox baisicly- is a bit bloody awkward and i may not have gone about it in the easiest way happen ,but it is poss ! give the car a good 30 mile test drive today and ive gotta say everything seems to be well and good so thumbs up for now at least ! car sounds better in every range and does seem to deffo have more of a sting in its tail ( especially in third for some unknown reason ?!) anyways will see how everything goes this week at work ( i drive all day long stopping and starting do at least 100 miles of every week ) and report back on the fuel economy - oh forgot to say did also give all pipes airbox and idle control valve a damb good clean at the same time so happen this helped also ?!
     
     

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    Good news mate - is your an M42 or later M42 engine?

    I want to do this on my '95 but it is the M42 and there is literally no space at the front of the air box.
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    well zircon pal i have to be dead honest and ahem.. i dont know ! lol -makes me sound stupid i know but least im honest ! mine is a 1995 318is coupe ( n reg )- i had to remove the part that makes the horn work (which i relocated in the small space thats in the left hand corner of the airbox ) and think i happen had a little more space than usual as ive fitted some aftermarket angel eye headlights which i think made a little more room at the back of as they havent got the round black plastic covers the origionals did -the space was only just 4" as i say it was a sod to do !
     
     

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    Don't worry mate, there are only a few bits that differentiate the 2 engine revisions. Sounds like yours is an M42 like mine as my horn is right in the way too.

    If you get a chance, could you take a quick pic to show the revised horn location? Also, how did you get the horn off its bracket?
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    aye ill take a couple when i get chance buddy need to take a fair few of the car and mods to be honest ive done a fair few things recently ! -the horn was just 1 nut to get off the bracket m8 (mine was very rusty!) ,a bolt is attatched to the centre of the round horn unit itself - had car on the moterway last couple of days i might add and theres no doubt its a lot better on acceleration ;-)
     
     

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    most prob m42 as i got a 95 318is
     
     

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    sorry it took so long -ended up bending the pipe slightly but you can see does fit from this -am going to use the black bracket on the right of the airbox to bolt the horn on (this was for the alarm thats now disconnected ) , havent done it yet as my horn isnt connected inside to the steering wheel anyway as i changed mine to a m3 wheel :-)
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    Erm you do know thats the brake air duct you've connected the pipe to? Warpped discs anyone?
    Not better taking the cold air from the large central grill next to the air duct?

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    no way really ? shit thanks for telling me like -does that mean the discs on that side would deffo get warped without as much air getting to ? could take the air from there but mine isnt actually a grill at the min (think thats m3 bumpers come like that and mines a mtech ) would mean cutting it out and meshing it
     
     

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    The mtech is just bars is it not? Why not just place behind the bars?
    Lookin at your pics I see that you have no under trays on the bumper. If it's permemantly like that and not a case that you took it off for the photo, then I think you may be ok. Did you remove the duct piping from the bumper to the wheel arch cover? If you never had a duct piping then again I suppose it will be ok.
    At least you will know what the problem is if you do get the warped disc feeling thru the brake pedal

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