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      02-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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N53 engine intake kit

Hi, was wondering if anyone knew if an induction kit from an N52 engine will fit an N53?

I have a e90 330i LCI (2010). In UK and Europe the 330i switched to the N53 engine for LCI. But i cant seem to find any companies that have a kit specifically for the N53.

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      02-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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you're asking about something like a cold air intake or something of the sort?
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Yes, any intake should work. n53 airbox is the same in the european n52

The only difference is the type of steering, some intake kits are different between the options
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In the type of steering? Huh? The n53 is similar but actually quite different. Its direct injected and has no valvetronic. At the time they made this engine they did not have small enough valvetronic to fit both it and DI mechanisms . Now they do with newer engines.

With that said the n52 intake will still fit just fine as the throttle body and layout is the same
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      02-27-2013, 12:01 AM   #5
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Hydrolic assisted steering or regular if i recall

AFE website makes the distinction for their products.
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Thanks for the info guys
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