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#1 (permalink) Old 09-03-2004, 02:20 PM
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good luck. Take lots of pics as you do and make a DIY!

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So I didn't have a chance to document it because I ran into a problem where I had to fly down to the closest BMW Store in my dad's car to buy a part that I broke! haha

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There is a sensor of sorts that plugs into the stock airbox. This sensor has 2 tubes running into/out of it (which contain green fluid as I found out when it sprayed everwhere!)

1. What is that sensor? EDIT: Intake Air Temp Sensor???
2. What is this green fluid and is it ok if I lost a bit?
3. With my CAI there is no place to put this sensor into the air stream. What do I do with it?


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this just happened to tmac hahaha!
2.link told me what that is... its the coolant that heats the air for a cold start.... it is a hot coolant hose that is used to heat up a rod and make the air intake temp hotter....
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1. What is that sensor? EDIT: Intake Air Temp Sensor???
could be MAF or another sensor...
2. What is this green fluid and is it ok if I lost a bit?
hot coolant
3. With my CAI there is no place to put this sensor into the air stream. What do I do with it?
zip tie it to your CAI
you SHOULD be fine... since your gonna be getting cold air anyway

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I just read his post too... that's hilarious that it happened to both of us!

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sounds like you guys bought a knockoff intake, all the expensive ones ive seen have sensor holes in them to insert the sensor, my god please dont use zip ties on a bmw
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The tubing is some no-name... But the filter is a Dinan filter. So what do you suggest I do with this sensor now?

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That is pretty funny i was removing my airbox when i first got my e36 a few months ago to see if there were any cracks in it because i am losing a lot of power and getting sh**ty gas mileage. Those were the last two hoses i was removing and when i pulled one of them off hot as* coolant shot all over my hand. So i never got the box off to look at it but i am doing a homemade intake soon so i need a plan for that thing too. There is no way i am paying 350 for something i can make for nothing.

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