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  1. 2000 E46 323Ci - Advice Wanted - Which Induction Kit? 
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    Im looking at buying an induction kit for my 2000 E46 323Ci. Having read up on it a bit i believe that i need the air filter either partitioned off from the engine slightly so that it doesn't suck in hot air or either modified so that it will sit in one of the front grills. I'm not sure which brand to go for. K&N generation 2 is catching my eye (purely for the fact that it is a well known make). Any suggestions would be very helpful. Pics of fitted induction kits would also be great as im quite picky with how things look
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  3. E46 323Ci - Which Induction Kit? 
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    Hi mate,

    I'm looking at doing the same with my e46 325 (2002) .. But cold air induction.

    My friend had a type-r which looked and sounded sweet so I asked him ... Google "Injen CIA" .. That's the brand he had. I'm waiting on a reply as they are based in the states
     
     

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    if i were to get any it would be the green cotton filters, i don't like k+n at all, and would do my best to advise you away from them, i've had a few on different cars and although the sound is good the results arn't! for race type cars they seen good, but for road cars that havn't got all the mods and tuned to high heaven they have been known to zap power!
    green cotton filters are expensive but so is quality, om are probebly the best already but not for noise! k+n s let to many particles though!
     
     

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    What he said...

    Oiled filters can be a PITA with our mass air flow meters, they can be over oiled and can coat the metal filament on them.
     
     

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    Thanks for the comments. I dont mind paying that little bit more as long as it does the job. I've had a look into the Green Cotton air filters, cant seem to find 1 with the cold air feed partition.

    Mark - I've edited the title at the top of this page. Is this the one you mean or is it the overall title of the thread that needs changing?
     
     

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    Induction kits are great for making the car noisier. They generally don't add a bean to performance. The standard BMW paper filter flows well but a green cotton or K&N might be a tad better. If you want to get more air in, you'd be better off enlarging the inlet into the standard plastic airbox.
     
     

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    I got a green cotton filter.. cost about £60.. certainly gave me better airflow, i'd recommend it
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    i had a vauxhall mag that had a rolling road proven test on air filters... k&n are the best
     
     

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