2002 E46 318CI cabrio K&N air filter.. will it make any difference??

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  1. 2002 E46 318CI cabrio K&N air filter.. will it make any difference?? 
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    Evening all!

    I have seen this on Ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/K-N-Air-Filter...d=p3286.c0.m14

    I want to know if it will just be a waste of 60 notes or if it will make any difference? i.e any increase in BHP, sound difference on acceleration?

    I love the car but would sometimes like them 4 lonely cylinders to make a bit more noise!!

    And will it just simply slot in the filter box as it says in the ad?

    Any help/suggestions will be much appreciated!!

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    P.s I painted all of my calipers last weekend with Hammerite smooth (black) and they look pukka!! spent a bit of time with a wire brush and a bit of sanding paper to prepare them, also used break cleaner to get rid of any grease etc! well impressed!
     
     

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    May give you some induction "roar" but without further mods they really are no better performance wise than a standard panel filter.
     
     

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    dont bother, waste of money without other complimentary mods. Just change the standard panel filter every year for around a tenner to keep the air flowing in nicely.
    BMW OWNERSHIP E30 E36 E46
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    Yes it will make a difference in sound

    Yes it will make a difference to your car insurance premium

    Despite the extra sound and extra cost you will more than often lose BHP. This is often caused due to the heat from the engine bay being sucked in by the unprotected filter.

    Hot air going into the combustion chamber is a big NO NO as this is detrimental to the explosion that occurs when the fuel/air mixture is ignited by the spark from the plug
     
     

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