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Old 08-30-2008, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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cold air intake for my 95' 318is

Need some info on a brand of cold air I should invest in. If anybody could suggest a particular way to go and why that would help me out considerably.

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The K&N FPIK or something like that is a good investment. Comes with a heatshield etc. Dinan are good but expensive. There are tons of others, use the search feature to find some more.
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I've heard some guys over at E46fanantics say to stay away from the cotton/oiled CAI, because the oil will mess up the MAF. Try going with a foam CAI instead. AFE is agood brand.
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I've heard some guys over at E46fanantics say to stay away from the cotton/oiled CAI, because the oil will mess up the MAF. Try going with a foam CAI instead. AFE is agood brand.
Agreed.......AFE does have the non oil type filter, it is called Pro Dry S, but I have searched for his 95 318 & came up empty. I have the AFE CAI w/Pro Dry S filter & never had a problem with the MAF sensor......
I am sure there are other Brands of CAI's with non oil type filters out there....
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I think the main issue with the MAF is usually if you OVER oil your filter. I'm new to the whole concept myself, but so far no problems.
I consulted with a friend of mine who is ASE certified. He told me the very same. Clean it well, and don't over oil it and you shouldn't have any issues.
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I think the main issue with the MAF is usually if you OVER oil your filter. I'm new to the whole concept myself, but so far no problems.
I consulted with a friend of mine who is ASE certified. He told me the very same. Clean it well, and don't over oil it and you shouldn't have any issues.
Agreed also, I had the oil type for about 6 months prior to the dry type, washed & oiled it lightly & no problems either........
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I have a 1997 318i and i was wondering if there is any difference in an intake for mine and the intake for this guys 95 318i. If anyone has any suggestions let me know thanks.
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I am not sure what intakes are available for a 318. They are different to the I-6 based ones that will work on a lot of models.
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haven't been able to find one anywhere. don't really want to get a custom one but it looks like thats the only way i'm gonna have to go unless anyone else has any suggestions.
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