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    Iv been looking for a suitable induction kit for above mentioned car. All the kits iv seen are for 1.9 engines, mines the 2.0. My question is will one of these fit my car as theyre either for the older 318 8valve or from the same year 316. or would i be better looking at a kit for the e90?
    K&N do a bolt on inside the current air box for mine, has anyone got any thoughts on this, will it be as good, better etc than Say a 57i?
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    Try and get an enclosed filter if you can (like the BMC CDA), this will minimise you just sucking in hot engine bay air and reducing your engines performance.

    There will be little difference between the 1.9 kit and a kit for your 2.0. Have you seen any pics of the kit and compared it to what's in your engine bay so you can see where it should all go?

    I'd personally recommend fitting an after market panel filter and leaving the airbox where it is.

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    Iv spoken to someone from pipercross and they said the 1.9 kit
    will fit onto mine. So presume others will too.I was looking at bmc or the pipercross viper kit as theyre enclosed, but someone i spoke to said theyre not worth the money and id be better saving money and getting a cone. But i do realise cold air is the aim.
    Will a good panel in the original box give me much increase in air intake?
     
     

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    Iv spoken to someone from pipercross and they said the 1.9 kit
    will fit onto mine. So presume others will too.I was looking at bmc or the pipercross viper kit as theyre enclosed, but someone i spoke to said theyre not worth the money and id be better saving money and getting a cone. But i do realise cold air is the aim.
    Will a good panel in the original box give me much increase in air intake?
     
     

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    It depends how much time and materials you use making a heat shield and ducting to give the cone a sufficient cold air feed, over simply fitting an enclosed filter and a short bit of flexy pipe with generaly come with the kits, shutting the bonnet and being done with it

    Maybe it's just me being too complicated about it but if somethings to be done it's worth doing right IMO.

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    Very true!!
    Iv seen a picture of someone with a bmc hooked up to the original air intake. Looks smart and should give a good amount of cold air feed.
    Well thats that cleared up. will have to wait a bit longer to save for the kit but itll be done right! With that my exhaust and planned re map she should be sounding sweet with a bit more poke too thanks for your help
     
     

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    Quick update; iv ordered the bmc cda induction kit, will post up pics and a quick review when i get round to installing it and give it a run
     
     

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    I found a better improvement from a green cotton OEM filter than an induction kit on my 316ti too be honest.
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    Is that perhaps because it was an open filter without a heat sheild? Im still learning about this but during my extensive reading, feeding the engine with warm air could decrease performance rather than increase...
     
     

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    A lot has been made of heatsoak in an engine bay, something I've always been sceptical about.

    I read something by "burger tuning" of america (what an ironic name!) about heatsoak and it certainly made me more sceptical that it doesn't make the difference some people will have you believe.. I'm no expert though!

    No it wasn't an open cone filter, it had a heatshield (admittedly no cold air feed).. I think it's more likely a reflection on the N42 engines.. not really sure but I sold the induction kit, got the green filter and pocketed the difference.

    Any type of induction kit or performance filter will only deliver very minimal gains on a small NA engine anyway too be honest mate.
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