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  1. 2002 E46 325 - Induction Kit - Fitting Instructions 
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    Hi Folks

    I am looking for fitting instructions for a Dave.F Induction Kit for a E46 325. I believe induction kits are fairly straightforward to fit, however I would like to see some instructions for a bit of peace of mind.

    Would anyone know where I could find instructions online for the E46?

    Thanks in advance,
    Rik
     
     

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    Its such a simple job that the need for instructions is almost negligible. At least with a K and N, cant see a dave F being much different. Hardest part of the job is fitting the heatshield, and thats only as there are two brackets to fit/marry up.

    Disconnect maf. Unclip the airbox top, remove filter, remove airbox. Undo 2 clips holding maf to pipe and put somewhere safe for replacing in new pipework. Disconnect small rubber hose from top of the pipe the maf was connected to (forgotten its real name). Undo clamps holding the (forgotten its real name pipe but still the one the maf was connected to) pipe to the motor.
    fasten Clips on new pipework to motor, fit maf. replace small rubber pipe on top of new pipework. Fit heat shield using a bolt at one point and a nut at the lower point (to a captive stud ). reconnect maf electrickery plug and fit filter. tighten and check everything, job done.



    For 325 compact owners doing the same job, be aware that the resonator box and pipework is not connected to the new pipe. Ignore the vertical pipe from the resonator, or remove it, either way, leaving it disconnected does not hurt the car in any way. Its only job is to make the motor sound more sporty. Something the new filter will do anyway.
    2002 325 Compact Sport ti M-Tec---- A little thanks goes a long way
     
     

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    I have recently fitted a pipercross cold air induction kit to my 325Ci but now it occasionally thinks something is wrong and decides to go into limp home mode. I have done things a little differently and effectively fitted the filter to the existing pipe that comes from the engine and attached it straight to the pipe that the MAF plugs into. I also havn't got a heat shield but i am running a pipe straight from the fog light area into the front of the filter for the lowest coldest air i can get. Can you think of any particular reason why this setup would not work?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by KE55ARD View Post
    I have recently fitted a pipercross cold air induction kit to my 325Ci but now it occasionally thinks something is wrong and decides to go into limp home mode. I have done things a little differently and effectively fitted the filter to the existing pipe that comes from the engine and attached it straight to the pipe that the MAF plugs into. I also havn't got a heat shield but i am running a pipe straight from the fog light area into the front of the filter for the lowest coldest air i can get. Can you think of any particular reason why this setup would not work?
    is that filter secure or does it flap about?Is it an oiled filter?
     
     

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    It is currently loosely secured to the side as a temporary measure, and im not sure if it is an oiled filter its the viper kit on this page... http://www.thepipercrossshop.co.uk/i...odel=11&kit=49
     
     

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    Oiled filter....not good. The oil will disperse and cover the MAF. Check & clean it if i were you. I fitted a powertec SL1000 kit to mine (Dry non oiled) and after about 1 month, the throttle body needed changing as i was getting fault codes up, EML, ABS & check engine lights. After much research, it turnes out the origional air filter box on my 325 is not restricted and i am now running the standard box with a pipercross free flow in it. Not as nice sound, but smooooth. Also, Cone filters tend to eat MAF's too.(Aparently). i DUNNO IF MY RECENT ISSUED WERE DUE TO THE CONE, BUT UNLESS YOU ARE WANTING THE INCREASE IN INDUCTION NOISE, STICK WITH STANDARD.
     
     

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    Oiled filters only damage MAF's if they are over oiled, its a myth that has been discussed a thousand times but there are more than a thousand oiled cone filters fitted to cars all over the world. I have never had a problem and dont know of anyone other than the above that have had problems.
     
     

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    pipercross aren't oiled are they?
    always thought they used a static charged spray on the foam filters?
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Its easy enuff its pretty generic for all cars
     
     

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    please can some one post a picture or give me information on fitting an air filter to my bmw e46 compact 2003.. Cant find anthging anywhere
     
     

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