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Old 03-15-2004, 11:59 PM
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Question Air Filters

Hi,

Just got my bema, should I put a KN air filter in it? or is another brand better, or should i leave it alone - any other sorts of filters too?

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Old 03-16-2004, 01:42 AM
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just stick with the stock filter ... change it every 5K - 10K miles ...

there is no benefit (in an 3 series case) to buying a k&n ...

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Old 03-16-2004, 08:51 AM
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Hi,

Just got my bema, should I put a KN air filter in it? or is another brand better, or should i leave it alone - any other sorts of filters too?

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what is a bema?
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Old 03-16-2004, 10:15 AM
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In New Zealand its short for Beemer motorcycle... or wait maybe he wants to say Bimmer... Beemers have two wheels and Bimmers have four... so maybe he(she) should say Bima.
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:32 AM
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Beeeeeeeeema

I'd never heard of a "bimmer" until this freaky site
my BEMA has all four wheels hehe.

so no mods i should *definately* do straight off the bat?
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Old 03-20-2004, 01:21 AM
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Cold Air!!

If you want a moderate performance gain and awesome sound go for a cold air intake! They are cheap (eBay) and you don't have to worry about cleaning or changing the filter.
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:30 AM
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Yeah, and add a coffee can exhaust and the end table as a spolier and you'll be all set!!!
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Old 03-20-2004, 02:33 PM
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no because those k&n's let in a lot of grit into the engine. also no recommended to re-oil because you can get oil onto the O2 sensors and mess it up. so no re-oiling = not reusuable
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Old 03-20-2004, 02:35 PM
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If you want a moderate performance gain and awesome sound go for a cold air intake! They are cheap (eBay) and you don't have to worry about cleaning or changing the filter.
don't most of those cai's use k&n cone type filters? but do you re-oil them or toss them out when they are dirty?
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:37 PM
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Yeah, and add a coffee can exhaust and the end table as a spolier and you'll be all set!!!
Someone lost to a coffee can exhaust honda, it seems... and what is a spolier sounds kinda french to me... but jokes aside...
no offense but if you can't tell the difference between a purposeful add-on and a stupid "fast and the furious" mod you should not speak up...
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:42 PM
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don't most of those cai's use k&n cone type filters? but do you re-oil them or toss them out when they are dirty?
Yes, most of the CAI use cone air filters... not necessary k&n though. If you think your cone air filter is dirty you can replace it... but they don't really get dirty, at least not for a very long time, since they are not in a confined space like the stock air filters in the air box.
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:44 AM
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but they don't really get dirty, at least not for a very long time, since they are not in a confined space like the stock air filters in the air box.
That makes absolutely no sense.

Any air that's going into the engine goes through the filter, regardless of whether it's a stock configuration or an aftermarket setup. If anything, a less restrictive inlet system will allow more air into the engine, thereby causing more air to be filtered and, unless the filter is worthless, leaving more dirt in the filter.
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:51 AM
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That makes absolutely no sense.

Any air that's going into the engine goes through the filter, regardless of whether it's a stock configuration or an aftermarket setup. If anything, a less restrictive inlet system will allow more air into the engine, thereby causing more air to be filtered and, unless the filter is worthless, leaving more dirt in the filter.

What I meant was, bigger particles don't get cought up in the cone air filter since it does not sit in a box like the stock air filter.
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Old 03-21-2004, 02:01 PM
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Someone lost to a coffee can exhaust honda, it seems... and what is a spolier sounds kinda french to me... but jokes aside...
no offense but if you can't tell the difference between a purposeful add-on and a stupid "fast and the furious" mod you should not speak up...
Bart, I know you're from Alabama but I'm not going to hold that against you. There is something on this board we use called "sarcasm." Try understanding it sometime.
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Old 03-21-2004, 02:34 PM
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Bart, I know you're from Alabama but I'm not going to hold that against you. There is something on this board we use called "sarcasm." Try understanding it sometime.

How do you know I am FROM Alabama?
And don't worry, I know what you meant
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Old 03-21-2004, 02:38 PM
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How do you know I am FROM Alabama?
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