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    Hi all,

    Just fitted this RAM AIR air filter to my 318i, it fitted like a glove! However, i
    am just writing out of curiosity as to wether it was a good move?

    It sounds fantastic when in full force, but when the engine is cold the revs are very limited at times and the car in general is incredibly sluggish :(

    Any idea's? maybe a new exhaust system or somethin to accompany it may do the trick? Btw this air filter cost me a tenner lol

    Thanks!
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    I haven't heard of it, but a cone filter which only costs a tenner can't be good.

    It will be sluggish due to heatsoak. You need a heatshield.

    Search for the thread!

    Sorry, I just realised you have an E46.
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    That is what you should have got.......

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-GRUPPE...item45f1df6630

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamper View Post
    I haven't heard of it, but a cone filter which only costs a tenner can't be good.
    Ramair are actually pretty decent, they crop up in a surprising amount of quite serious motorsport cars, and generally have a very good reputation as a decent balance between filter quality and flow.

    They just spend absolutely nothing on promoting themselves, so nobody really hears about them, but they do stay pretty cheap as a result. Being made in the UK helps too.

    They're certainly not Halfords bargain bin material, put it that way. £10 is an almost suspiciously cheap price it if was a new one!

    A heat shield of some sort will help, but it's also worth checking for silly (and free!) problems, like if a hose or plug got bumped or disconnected when removing the old air box.
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    Ramair are actually pretty decent, they crop up in a surprising amount of quite serious motorsport cars, and generally have a very good reputation as a decent balance between filter quality and flow.

    They just spend absolutely nothing on promoting themselves, so nobody really hears about them, but they do stay pretty cheap as a result. Being made in the UK helps too.
    Ram air are Old Skool, great product by all acoounts. Used to be in lots of magazines when I had my early cars

    Unfortunately as already mentioned their name not out there like K&N etc but they have been around for ages



    Obviously due to the above reasons we can't expect these young whipper snappers to recognise this quality name
     
     

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    Yeah believe it or not i did know they were decent :p my friend works for a garage (of which as a side project builds rally cars and use these filters) and they literally gave about 3 of these filters away due to them being spares at the end of the season. The filter would not fit his 205 GTI so he sold it me for a tenner!

    So a heat shield would be the best recomendation? Thanks guys!
     
     

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    deffo needs a heat shield as stated in other posts,you will probably be losing power with it just sitting there. The temp in your engine bay has nowhere to go on tickover and the car will just be sucking in heaps of hot air, which does'nt make for good running, also once you get a decent heat shield, you will also need a good cold air intake pipe if you dont already have one fitted, cold air and plenty of it is whats needed to make the filter work as intended
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperharris77 View Post
    deffo needs a heat shield as stated in other posts,you will probably be losing power with it just sitting there. The temp in your engine bay has nowhere to go on tickover and the car will just be sucking in heaps of hot air, which does'nt make for good running, also once you get a decent heat shield, you will also need a good cold air intake pipe if you dont already have one fitted, cold air and plenty of it is whats needed to make the filter work as intended
    As Chopper says, get a decent feed to it. A piece of pipe from the front of the car somewhere to the filter will help push cold air into the engine when moving.

    Also, a couple of vids of the noise would not go amiss
     
     

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