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  1. Best Panel Air Filter for 318is 
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    I've spent a while trawling through threads and cannot decide on the best replacement panel air filter, some people go K&N whereas others say they are too oily and to go for a pipercross.

    Should I remove the baffles in the airbox or leave them?

    Any advice would be appreciated as I want to order one for my first service on the new motor.
     
     

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    de-baffle + ITG panel filter is the way to go matey!

    Try camskill for the ITG or just google it
     
     

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    K & N has a great name and thats about it

    Foam like ITG or pipercross is ment to be better
     
     

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    what does de baffle mean what do u do guys i have a cone on but i think its restricting now thinking of putting factory back in ,,,and i see this post about de baffle any pics anyone i have e46 compact 316ti 2003
     
     

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    Debaffling is the process of removing the "trumpet" from the airbox,some say this allows more air to circulate in the airbox,and makes a kind of induction roar-but the whole point of the baffle is to reduce air turbulence, so not really a good idea in my opinion
    i'm quite sure the tefals at BMW put it there for a good reason
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    Personally I would go for Green Cotton filters:

    I have been using them with all my cars and never seen a problem - no where near as oiled as K&N and various other air filters out there. Also find that the Green Cotton filters are one of the best priced too

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    sorry to jump on thread ive got 318 2001 model what best filter for me to use and back box
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davztyr View Post
    Debaffling is the process of removing the "trumpet" from the airbox,some say this allows more air to circulate in the airbox,and makes a kind of induction roar-but the whole point of the baffle is to reduce air turbulence, so not really a good idea in my opinion
    i'm quite sure the tefals at BMW put it there for a good reason
    Quite right!
     
     

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