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Old 06-30-2004, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys
i just followed all the instructions and removed my airbox and now i am confused which hole is the baffle. Next to the cylinder which goes into the engine there are two plastic circles on the box, one small and one big. is this what i am looking for?
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its 96 sorry, someone please let me know. should i just take out the tube ?
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yes. remove the tube from the air box to debaffel.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hey
but the tube is the snorkel isnt it ? thats the tube that connects the pipe coming in from the radiator.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No. the snorkle runs to the air box. the bafle is inside the airbox. They are two different pieces. I removed both....
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Old 07-01-2004, 12:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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this is what mine looks like now, is it already debaffled probably ?
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Well you didn't really need to remove the whole airbox, but you want to follow the following complex diagram and remove the following...
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks a lot jilpan. ur a life savior...lol
that tube would just slide out and for some reason i assumed i had to cut something out so was confused. anyways mission complete and the car sounds great. Thanks mentors....
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did you remove both baffels, of just one?
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hey CiscoKid
what do u mean both baffles. On my airbox only one thing would come out which is pointed in the pic. Pls lemme know which is the other baffle
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In your pic, the beveled part of the plastic that goes to the Mass Air Flow sensor, there's another piece under that. I took both out.
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hey bitcore
didnt really catch that. you mean you cut the part of the plastic tube whick goes to the MAF sensor that extends into the airbox ? if you could point it out on the pic woukd be great.
ALso, I was debating about getting a cold air intake . do u guys recommend it ? also has anyone done it on a 96 328i cuz in order to get the filter behind the front bumper i would need to move the oil filter and horn out of the way to make room....any suggestions ?
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some has a baffle coming off of the snorkel and another one before the MAF, i guess urs doesnt
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hey
ya i am not sure, cuz there is a tube which connects the big hole going into the MAP sensor and runs into the air box...seems like cutting it would be a b*tch thou.....thx again
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