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  1. 1999 E46 328 touring - Are Dave F induction kits still avilable to buy 
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    Hi can anyone please tell me if it is still possible to buy Dave F induction kits, and what is so special about them?

    if there not avilable to buy any more what did the kit consist of, i know the main filter was a K & N filter but which one does it use for either the E46 328 or 330?
     
     

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    Dave F is just one kit you could buy (they've stopped making them now), but there are lots (for every budget)! What's special about them? Nothing particularly special about them, but they are shielded from the hot air in the bonnet area, so suck in cooler air from outside. Simply putting a K&N 57i cone on in place of your existing airbox will run the engine on superheated air, which will cause HUGE power losses. So you'd have a nice induction noise coupled with less power than usual.
    A mid-way cheaper solution is to run a high-flow filter in place of your existing one in your existing airbox. K&N also do these, as do lots of other people. The problem with some of them is they're over-oiled (particularly after the first time you clean them); this oil then sticks to the MAF (air flow meter) and plays hell with its readings & the running of the car.
    The MAF's on the 328i are hard to clean, as you can't take them all apart like on a diesel model - so forget about all those DIY's you see.
    Lastly, if you're looking for an induction kit, one from the E46 323i/325i/328i will fit; the 330i won't (bigger intake).
    Hope this explains things a bit better.
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    Well... You could buy a Gen II K&N it comes with a heat-shield... Ma old dear has on in her E46 330ci and looks and sounds good! Not as the late Dave F's (Can be found on e-bay if your lucky)


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    Dave F kit is similar to the Gen II but uses a massive filter. I have one
     
     

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    Good info above. I'm sure there's a guy on here that makes and sells heatshields, get in touch with him as they are priced very well. That's all you need as the filter can be had from several places online. Just make sure you get the right neck size for your MAF.
     
     

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    Gunner1 is the man for heatshields
     
     

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