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    has any fitted a conefilter/k&n filter to there beemerz, ive read that cone filters and such mess your maf/afm up?
     
     

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    some have and a lot scorn them MAF's are not designed for oil impregnated filters of any sort regardless of what K&N say..

    create more engine induction noise than do anything else of interest..

    personal preferance at the end of the day mine is don't touch them you cannot improve on the stock BMW system..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    thanx! u probly just saved me a maf/afm
     
     

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    Its my understanding that its when people come to re-oiling the K&N when problems occur because they use too much oil...however if used properly then a K&N will work fine You can get other induction kits though which aren't oiled...and you'll get that induction sound
     
     

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    why do u need to oil the k&n? i never understood why it needs oiling
     
     

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    catches the airborne particles no need for a filter housing to collect the crap that dosent fall off so so speak and the filter material not as fine so more actual air induction and free flowing..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    ive got a K&N pannel filter in mine its great makes a good sound and maybe a little gain if not just a placebo, its been in for over a year and i have had NO problems at all, my maf sensor is clean as a whistle ive taken it out to check it a few times, if you are going to get a kit for your car i would stick to a performance panel filter for your standard airbox or a aftermarket enclosed system this way you have little chance of heat soak and actually Losing power
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    what else am i supposed to do its a compact!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stussy View Post
    maybe a little gain if not just a placebo

    Its a placebo effect...In tests the OEM filter was just as good as any performance filter out there and the E46 airbox is already very good so probably no real gain whatsoever wether you put on an induction kit or performance filter...You won't get the induction sound though...you would need an induction kit for that but you would definately need a heatshield,as you say,for an induction kit
     
     

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