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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 09-23-2009, 10:06 AM
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Yes - maybe thats it - if that's the case - I wonder what they are for?
Could you find a picture of what it looks like so I can compare?
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:32 AM
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I'll try and get some photos tomorrow - getting dark here now and the neighbours might think I'm strange taking photos of the car now!
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:03 AM
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bringin this thread back from the dead! ok i got some pics from my instal... check it out, this is a 2005 645ci with stock air box setup.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:20 AM
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:19 AM
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Yeah those flaps don't exist on US spec cars.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:37 AM
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Yeah those flaps don't exist on US spec cars.
Which begs the question - why? Anyone know?
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:36 AM
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The RPI looks like an air reflector...did you notice a difference in performance?
How did you remove the grill? Any advise?
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:55 AM
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There is no horsepower increase with the K&N filters (on some cars a horsepower decrease has been shown). K&N filters typically filter less of the fine particulates than the OEM paper filter, so long term they may not be as good for your engine. Although the K&N marketing geniuses say on their website that claims of MAF fouling are exaggerated, there are many, many people on Porsche and BMW websites who claim otherwise. Unless you think that there is a really great sound improvement that is worth putting up will all the inconveniences, the OEM filter is far better way to go.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:43 PM
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There is no horsepower increase with the K&N filters (on some cars a horsepower decrease has been shown). K&N filters typically filter less of the fine particulates than the OEM paper filter, so long term they may not be as good for your engine. Although the K&N marketing geniuses say on their website that claims of MAF fouling are exaggerated, there are many, many people on Porsche and BMW websites who claim otherwise. Unless you think that there is a really great sound improvement that is worth putting up will all the inconveniences, the OEM filter is far better way to go.
So I beg the question, why do MOST high end tuners replace existing air filters with K&N air filters?
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:49 PM
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Which begs the question - why? Anyone know?

Anyone help on this query? Why the UK has the flaps yet the US doesn't
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:51 PM
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Anyone help on this query? Why the UK has the flaps yet the US doesn't
Just for reference if anyone wonders the same thing… The curtains are most likely part of the Cold Weather Package which is somewhat more standard in EU compared to the US.

They close during winter until the engine has warmed up, to keep the cold air out from cooling the engine too much.

Most of EU-spec 5er & 6er have them.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:07 PM
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Radiator shutter

The radiator shutter seals off the engine compartment from the outside and directs the cooling air under the engine.

When the vehicle is driven, the closed radiator shutter reduces the warm-up phase of the engine. In higher road speed ranges, this improves the CW value of the vehicle. This saves fuel and thus has an advantageous effect on the emissions. Furthermore, the faster heating of the coolant means that the full heat output of the vehicle can be called up earlier.

Components
  • Radiator shutter
  • Solenoid switch

Function

With the ignition off or in the event of a break in the activation cable, the radiator shutter is not locked. After engine start-up, the engine control unit switches the solenoid switch to earth and thus closes prevents the radiator shutter from opening.

When one or more of the following conditions exist when the vehicle is being driven, the magnetic lock for the radiator shutter is deactivated.
  • Coolant temperature > 90°C
  • Gearbox fluid temperature > 110°C
  • Engine oil temperature > 130°C
  • Power to map thermostat > 90% (only DME)
  • Electric fan active

Fault code memory entries

If there is an electrical fault in the assembly, the radiator blind lock is deactivated.

The radiator shutter lock is also deactivated if a defect is detected at the coolant-temperature sensor or electric fan.
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What does this mean?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:12 PM
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I'll try and get some photos tomorrow - getting dark here now and the neighbours might think I'm strange taking photos of the car now!
Do you guys worry about stuff like this across the pond?
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:01 AM
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It amazes me that the guys who live is the colder parts of the States and Canada do not have these vents fitted, especially as their weather can be significantly colder and for longer periods than here in the UK for example.
Perhaps BMW only think that their cars are bought by people in the warmer areas and that the Northern States etc don't buy 6 Series
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