E36 318is Cold Air feed

Notices
 

Thread: E36 318is Cold Air feed

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. E36 318is Cold Air feed 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    pipes's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1999
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    midlands
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    I have been toying with the idea of moving the feed that goes over the rad to much lower into the bumper, to get a more direct flow of air, instead of the oval shaped intake by the kidneys.

    i have the BMC CDA Panel filter in the standard air box (E36 318is M44)

    do you think this is possible?

    and worth while?

    ta

    Gav
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    pipes's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1999
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    midlands
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Hey Guys,

    Just looking on the net, found a piper croos air intake pipe, was thinking of something like this into the grill at the bottom of the bumper. into the normal air box?

    will it make any difference, i also have a BMC panel filter????
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    BMW Master
    Car Details
    BMW IOW's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    330Ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2000
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    BMW IOW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    399
    Thanks
    480
    Thanked 307 Times in 227 Posts
    Hello mate, rip out the funnel from the air box (the tube that runs from the airbox to behind the rad). Then go into any car parts supplier, halfords, motorsport world etc. and buy some tubular ducting. Attach it to the airbox using the hole you've just created then run it to your desired location. Id run to the grill at the front or to the brake duct etc.

    That will give you better cold air intake and abit of induction noise.

    Failing that, get an enclosed induction kit (GruppeM rep) or a DaveF with heatshield mmm

    As for noticable differences, there wont be much. You may find it pulls slightly better from low down and revs flow abit better throughout the range. Most of the difference will be be audible. It's a worthwhile cheap mod if you like induction noise and there will be some minimal peformance gains

    HTH
     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts