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Old 05-14-2004, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have an 87 and im intalling an K&N cone filter

I have it intalled i just need to put it back in the car.. well Im kidna conserned becasue there is nothing that will support the AMF.. it will be bolted to nothing and just clamped into the hoes and thats it!

plus i have this wire that was bolted onto the air filter but i can just let that hang down and its no big deal


anyone have this problem with there 87 bimmer or older?
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Old 05-14-2004, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sry bout the big pic....when i get back from store i'll resize it and give u a couple more!
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ok im left with no choise since there is nothing to mount the AMF on too... im gonna cut the filter top box so all thats left is the mounting things and bolt it back in and then just polt the AMF to it.. it should work
now i just gota find my dremel
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just got done cutting the air filter box up all thats left is half of a side... with 2 holes , one to screw it into the car the other is to screw into the AMF I just put it in

well i hope i did everything alright... kinda scared.. it was hard to hear the hissingn sound since there is a lound bad exhaust in back, clicking noise and some kinda broken fan noise in the engine but i still heard the hissing... what will happend if i did it wrong like will the engine blow up!?!? ahh im scared the AMF dosnt really have that much support and thats also scary

ekk has anyone ever put this damn cone filter in an 87 before!?
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Check Ebay...I have seen the brackets there...
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noo I did all that cutting for nothing! lol

edit: ok i found this heat shield.. now it looks like it will hold up the AMF if u look at the pictures cause it has a little base at the bottom eh?

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lol schneider... calm down. Nothings going to happen. Just technically break down the engine into its components. And you need to rehook that sensor up btw.
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lol schneider... calm down. Nothings going to happen. Just technically break down the engine into its components. And you need to rehook that sensor up btw.
eh right now its just hanging there

i'll prob bolt it to that heat shild i want to get .. soo it will all be good
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oo btw i dont know if this started happending before or after the cone filter but if i let the car idle for about 2-3 min it drops from 1000RPM to about 600RPM wtf is up with that? its kinda scary cuase it seems like its gonna just turn off or sumthin
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Whens the last time u had ur Oxygen sensor replaced. MOst of the time last can cause random idling. That is somewhat normal also, the engine just runs at higher rpm's to get the oil circulating then it will drop down, I would still get a new oxygen if you haven't already.
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Whens the last time u had ur Oxygen sensor replaced. MOst of the time last can cause random idling. That is somewhat normal also, the engine just runs at higher rpm's to get the oil circulating then it will drop down, I would still get a new oxygen if you haven't already.
i dont think it has ever been replaced

are there liike 4 or more of those things and there like 100 bucks each? thats kinda expensive
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No I believe there is only one Oxygen Sensor. You can see it right on the down pipes coming down from the headers, thats the way it is on the 325i, mine cost about 75 dollars
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