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    See it a least once a week, the boy racers in with the K&N filter just plonked onto the end of the air feed, no shield nothing just sucking in hot air from the engine bay.

    They are good but unless done properly, pointless.


    I would "box" it in as suggested to stop any heat saturation and supply it with as much cold air as possible. Be carefull though with cold air feeds don't position it in such a way that water/muck can be sucked up.
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    They do look and sound good though so bollox to any BHP loss, it will sound like it is going faster ven if it isn't.

    Being an old duffer, I used to play a racing game on the C64 and it had a boost option during races. The graphics (as it turned out to be proved later when one of the programmers mentioned it in an interview) never changed in the slightest from full speed to boost mode, it was just the sound that changed. Damned good trick they pulled back then as nobody noticed.

    Of course if you really do want more power, then a filter isnt going to do it alone, as others have said, you will be lucky to break even
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    Doesn't really increase power but it cleans the rev range up, added with an exhaust you'll feel a cleaner pull up the range (less flat spots) but you do really need a heat shield + cold air feed pipe to really notice anything.

     
     

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    I made a head sheld out of some sheet steel i had in the garage and is all good


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    i had a 316i compact and tried various different air intake setups, 'boxing' it off is a must, i wouldnt say it made the car any quicker it just made it feel alot smoother which is good in its own rights, for what you spend on up grading a 316i you could buy a bigger lump and have no reliability issues and prob be running more hp than tuning the 316i, unfortunately theres not alot you can do bhp wise to a 316i thats worth the price you will pay, take my advice, get used to rwd, have a blast, save up and buy something more tunable
     
     

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