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#1 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 10:36 PM
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I want to order an intake system off of ebay. I looked under the hood and i found the black box with the air filter in it but there is a big air meter or something that is connected to the box. If anyone knows what im talking about or how to instal the new one let me know.
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First off take off the filter

then if you are standing at your fender then look closer below you and locate the cruise control module. it should be a little black object that can fit in your hand with a cable coming out of it. there should be two nuts that are i think 10mm, you can remove those. DONT forget to remove your sensor it is in the to the left of the meter(if you are facing the car head on) you have to look some what down in there its just one bolt. and now just unclip the airbox from the meter and give a good tug.


now to remove the air duct piping whatever you wanna call it. just pull it towards the back of the car and it should come out.

now your ready to put on your intake place the hosing over the meter (if you want you can remove the silencer) and then push the piping into the hosing if you have silicone this might take some effort then tighten the hose clamps. and now put your sensor back in and tighten the bolt. now just place your filter on. also dont forget, look at your airbox again remember those two bolts that held it on to the bracket with the cruise control. if you look at the two bolts they are removable just turn them counter clockwise and there you go just use this and bolt it on with the 2 nuts to the bracket to hold the cruise control and your finished ( i would recomend you make a type of bracket to hold the intake since it is just held up only by the meter)

after you are done idle the car for about 5mins and drive it around this should help your ecm get use to the intake and apply the right fuel air mixture. some people say disconnect your battery negative terminal to reset the ecm but i have never done that myself

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First off take off the filter

then if you are standing at your fender then look closer below you and locate the cruise control module. it should be a little black object that can fit in your hand with a cable coming out of it. there should be two nuts that are i think 10mm, you can remove those. DONT forget to remove your sensor it is in the to the left of the meter(if you are facing the car head on) you have to look some what down in there its just one bolt. and now just unclip the airbox from the meter and give a good tug.


now to remove the air duct piping whatever you wanna call it. just pull it towards the back of the car and it should come out.

now your ready to put on your intake place the hosing over the meter (if you want you can remove the silencer) and then push the piping into the hosing if you have silicone this might take some effort then tighten the hose clamps. and now put your sensor back in and tighten the bolt. now just place your filter on. also dont forget, look at your airbox again remember those two bolts that held it on to the bracket with the cruise control. if you look at the two bolts they are removable just turn them counter clockwise and there you go just use this and bolt it on with the 2 nuts to the bracket to hold the cruise control and your finished ( i would recomend you make a type of bracket to hold the intake since it is just held up only by the meter)

after you are done idle the car for about 5mins and drive it around this should help your ecm get use to the intake and apply the right fuel air mixture. some people say disconnect your battery negative terminal to reset the ecm but i have never done that myself
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318's are a bit different. They don't have HFM's they have AFM's or MAF's. Anyways, you won't be able to use the intake pipes with the full 90 degree bends which go all the way to the throttle body. You have to buy an adaptor for the MAF unit so that you can bolt any tubing or the filter onto it using silicon hoses. It would help if you could show us what the kit looks like.

Here's a picture of mine. You can either attach the filter directly to the MAF or you can use silicon tubing to attach an extension pipe. But all these must be attached to the MAF. You cannot bypass the MAF unit and attach the intake to the throttle body.


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Autechnica, I see that you did the fan delete mod and that you added an electric fan. What type of fan is it? Why did you do this, do you leave in a hot climate area?
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Autechnica, I see that you did the fan delete mod and that you added an electric fan. What type of fan is it? Why did you do this, do you leave in a hot climate area?
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It's a Flex-A-Lite trimline 16" fan which is made in the US. I did it for many reasons. Removing the belt driven clutch fan takes the load off the engine and frees up some power, it gets rid of that sqeeky sound from the noisey clutch fan bearings, I never have to replace the fan bearings again, not more accidents with fan blades cutting things up, frees up some weight and cleans up the engine bay giving you lots of room to work with, especially if you change your own coolant/thermostats/belts/etc. You also no longer need the giant fan shroud so again, less weight, more room. The electric fan actually works a hell of a lot better than the belt driven clutch fan. The electric fan is larger and bolted right up against the radiator which makes it more efficient at cooling than the stock fan. The stock fan is positioned about 1 foot away from the rad. In the summer it gets to around high 38 degrees celcius. But since the electric fan is more efficient, I don't worry about the engine overheating. Most people who do the fan delete mod will completely remove the engine fan and just run on the aux fan. I have removed all fans and replaced it with an electric fan mounted in the engine bay as you can see.



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Looks great. It certainly gives you a lot of room in the engine bay. I am considering the fan delete mod but I live in South America and have summer temperatures all year around. Just another question, how did you wire the fan and did you replace the temperature sensor? Do you really feel an increase in HP (I also have a 318is)?
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