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    i recently put a k&n induction kit on my car however found i lost a lot of power and had a lot of flat spots so i put the standard filter back which i found made it alot quicker and smoothed out the flat spots i am now thinking about getting a piper cross foam panel filter as i have a cold air feed to the air filter box would doing this give me any gain.

    also what induction kit works best on the 318is
     
     

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    If you put on an induction kit you have to put on a heatshield too or you'll get what you have been experiencing with the K&N.

    OEM filters are as good as sport filters and cheaper too
     
     

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    OR you could do this Look a few posts down at the pictures as this is what I did with my K&N



    OR I have a heat sheild up for grabs as well, if you rather go that route
     
     

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    are the bmc cda forced air induction kits worth getting and would it make a good gain
     
     

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    i wanted to do that meercat but coz its only a 1800 its got the square massive air mass sensor so im not able to. defanately going to get one of them bbtb when i get some money one of the many things i want
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesh12 View Post
    i wanted to do that meercat but coz its only a 1800 its got the square massive air mass sensor so im not able to. defanately going to get one of them bbtb when i get some money one of the many things i want
    ahh yours is the M42 right? A bit more fiddley to do!
    The BMC ones I think are good as it is all in one (heat sheild + filter) and I have heard the gains from that are v.good.... just the price that puts me off hence I fully bodged mine to build something similar
     
     

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    yeah 180quid is alot for an airfilter but worth it if the gain is good. i think for now ill get my self a pipercross foam panel filter and get the bmc last they do look the dogs bollocks
     
     

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    heat shield will help with an open filter but it doesnt do too much tbh unless its a custom jobbie that seals against the underside of the bonnet and sort of encapsulates the filter over in the corner of the engine bay. best setup is something sealed with a large-ish feed like a BMC intake or a modified/custom airbox.

    without putting in too much money/effort easiest would probably be a decent panel filter and as large an air feed as u can make work with the airbox u have.
     
     

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