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    Hi was thinking about purchasing a K&N Gen 2 Air filter for my e36 316i just because i think the engine sounds better lol but what other benefits do these air filters do for my car ????????
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamietee View Post
    Hi was thinking about purchasing a K&N Gen 2 Air filter for my e36 316i just because i think the engine sounds better lol but what other benefits do these air filters do for my car ????????
    As far as i know they wil allow your car to breath easier and cleaner (Even better with an exhaust) but it can give you small BHP gains. You probably wont notice the gain but they usually give 5-8 BHP increase.

    Also when it comes to the service you wont need to replace it but just get it cleaned. They should have a life of about 50,000 to 80,000 miles....
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    What sort of exhaust do you recommend??? and thanks for the info much appreciated
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamietee View Post
    What sort of exhaust do you recommend??? and thanks for the info much appreciated
    I have just had a quote from MIJ Performance. I dont know what would be good for yours but something Stainless steel will work well to let the exhaust gasses flow out cleanly. Will give the car a nice growl too. If you get a quote on their website they can sort what you want. Will give you a few more BHP too....
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    Will take a look at the website now need all the bhp i can get lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamietee View Post
    Hi was thinking about purchasing a K&N Gen 2 Air filter for my e36 316i just because i think the engine sounds better lol but what other benefits do these air filters do for my car ????????
    probably no measurable gains other than increased noise and prolonged service intervals..

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    I would recommend to do what another member has done on here and shield it off from the rest of the engine bay. What many do not realise is in fact you can end up losing bottom end and mid range torque fairly easy with a simple slap on air filter. The reason for this is the intake of warm/hot air in the engine bay. As you know as air heats up it expands, therefore for any given volume it will have less oxygen than the same volume of cold air.

    Apart from the noise, you may gain a couple of hp top end...but you will get the most gains by 'boxing' it off from the bay more so than the tiny near on I'd guess useless shield that the kit comes with. The cold air feed is good but if you can give it more, do so.
     
     

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    Makes sure it comes with a heatshield-I think the genII kit does
     
     

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    Hello mate,

    i've read on a few sites that small engines don't actually benefit from induction kits. In fact most of them say that it reduces power. If i was you i'd do a bit more research into it first just to be sure you don't waste your money.

    What would be best is to get a thick pipe and channel cold air from outside into your airbox. If you have an OEM feed already then get an additional one into the box and maybe a good panel filter. The additional feed will increase noise a little bit more but the addiitonal air is the most important bit, actually the shielding the OEM box provides from engine heat is the most important.

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    I have done this to my 316i and you can tell with the kn filter on.It revs alot better and you will also find the can pulls abit better too


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