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Old 08-02-2009, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all.

I have a 1995 318i and i am trying to fit and induction kit on it.
Now it looks like the MAF is square and my kit i have is round, The other thing i see is befor the maf and thats round but what damage will it do to the engine as i have never had a bmw.
Is there anyway around this or is the only way is to buy a kit via K&N?

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I haven't seen a whole lot for the 318i unfortunately.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah i been told that i need to get a K&N panel filter :-(
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Depending on your level of comfort, you could always build one yourself.
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And how would you go around doing that
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Well, I've never built one from scratch but you can get all the parts you will need from pretty much any auto supply store. You're going to need some pre-bent piping, hose clamps, air filter, and some rubber pipe seals.

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Above I provided an example of a home built CAI on a VW Gti. It's obviously going to be slightly different on a BMW, but the concept remains the same.
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Well it sounds decent.... nice noise also... The only thing i have with mine is it looks square.... Idon't want to touch the MAF as you could understand as the car will misbehave. Would a pic be more useful? if so ill take a pic and show you.
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