Ok, I have done a bunch of searches and read the DIY, but I just can't believe it's as simple as it looks to install an intake on my 328i.
judging from the DIY it's just a matter of unhooking the stock airbox and hose and installing the new intake hose and filter then bolting on the MAF and voila, it's done. Would take 20 minutes max!
What am I missing? I only ask because I installed a Cold Air Intake on my 2001 Celica GTS and it was a mess of tubes, hoses and connections that took me about 2 hours to do. Then I lived with a Check Engine Light for the rest of my driving days until the car went bye bye for the Bimmer.
Are there any fuel mapping issues I should expect? Any hidden connections I don't see? C'mon, there must be something....
__________________ <span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>BMW 328i (e36)
Alpine CD/ Orion 500.1 / Orion XTR Pro 10</span>
I installed a Dinan style intake, it took about 30 mins. That was only because I decided that I wanted to remove one of the horns and associated mounting brackets to get the cone as deep as possible into the brake duct area.
You could probably do the whole thing in 10-15 minutes if you don't care about the horn.
To do list:
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens
Here's a picture of my intake to give you some idea what it looks like. I like mine because the intake pipe which is silver matches the engine silver.
In the second picture I circled the area where I drilled a perfect hole for the air sensor, i could barely get it in there, and it ain't coming out, even if you tried wiggling it out, it's possible but fairly hard to pull out. Let me know if this helps at all heh.
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