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      12-17-2007, 10:37 PM   #23
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Spool--Cool man, great, tx very much. Just make sure there is some protection so the wheels don't get scratched; maybe also write in bright color--fragile--handle with care!!! Tx again.

P.S., you should get one of these filters. I was surprised by the changes in the engine throttle and for $85 it is a good price.
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      12-17-2007, 10:44 PM   #24
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I only have 4k miles on my car right now. Should I change out the filter right away or save it for later? BTW got my BMC from Ed as well, what a price!!!
Man, I would change it now. You can clean and reoil/reuse these BMC filters so I assume no harm in putting miles on them.. I may just buy a new one after some period of time.
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      12-17-2007, 10:48 PM   #25
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I have had a BMC in mine since Day 2.....

K&N is crap compared to BMC..... I also bought the wash / re-oil kit.

I have BMCs in more than one car.
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I ordered my BMC Air Filter as well; been running with the ITG Air Filter, and I cannot tell if there's a difference???? I figured for $85, the BMC Filter is worth a try! It will be interesting to see if I feel/hear any difference with the BMC Filter; according to Ed today...looking to get it the 1st week of Jan.
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will drop in filters void warranty? You think dealer would not like ?
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Can anyone let me know the part number for the 335i drop in ?

Have trouble finding it over here in Blighty...

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There is a special price for the BMC filter in the vendor section on a regular basis. I got the ITG drop in filter from Vishnu. Both seem to work perfect.
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I'll check it out but it may be cheaper to buy here no ?

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I buy most tuning parts here, even if I would get them local they are cheaper on the forum, including shipping, in my case.
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I've never changed it since I've had the car. I'm at about 10,700 miles now. Was I supposed to?

No problem re the dyno day. I could make the 4th if the shop has enough time.
A filter can get dirty in 10k miles. That may have enhanced the effects.

And yes, they are ready for us on the 4th.
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There is a special price for the BMC filter in the vendor section on a regular basis. I got the ITG drop in filter from Vishnu. Both seem to work perfect.
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Holy shit...I didn't expect much difference with a drop in filter, but I was wrong. Car is spooling quicker and the engine feels smoother and slightly quicker. I don't know why, but this appears to be a very good improvement for $85. I have a dyno day this week so I'll update this with dyno information.
Where did you buy it? Vishnu is charging $125 which seemed a bit high. I like the guys but since the haven't shipped my V2 yet I'm not about to give them any more money until they improve on their deliveries.
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Where did you buy it? Vishnu is charging $125 which seemed a bit high. I like the guys but since the haven't shipped my V2 yet I'm not about to give them any more money until they improve on their deliveries.
Sorry. Should have read the entire post.
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      12-19-2007, 10:33 AM   #36
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LOL told u folks..

*waits for someone to say K&N is cheaper..*

It is, and probably works just as good or better.
Maybe that's why I beat you by 1.5 CL's even though I don't have a Catback exhaust or BMC drop in air filter...but I do have the K&N drop in. J/K

In all seriousness though, I will probably be dynoing my car this Friday again Jon.
You should swing on by and bring your BMC, I'll do two runs with my K&N and then let the car cool a bit and swap in your BMC and see if there's a difference.
I'll bet there ain't any real differences one way or the other.

Let me know what your schdule is like on Friday.
I've invited Adam and he is planning on coming and dynoing his car too.
I'm trying to get Deck to come as well, now that he has the Meth injection in.

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will drop in filters void warranty? You think dealer would not like ?

Yes a drop in filter will void all engine warranty...



Drewko, i shipped ur wheels out yesterday...you should have it by Thurs if ur lucky, Friday at latest...by DHL
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Yes a drop in filter will void all engine warranty...


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Technically a drop in filter could void the warranty. They would say all that extra air flow caused the car to exceed its designed horsepower limits. Never under estimate the ability of the dealer to deny warranty coverage.
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Technically a drop in filter could void the warranty. They would say all that extra air flow caused the car to exceed its designed horsepower limits. Never under estimate the ability of the dealer to deny warranty coverage.
Yeah, well technically they could void your warranty for running non-stock tires too, saying that extra road friction and grip caused extra strain on the drivetrain components.
Or any number of non OEM spec products you could buy.

But let them try proving a drop in filter or non OEM tires or things like that caused damage to a car and void a warranty.
They would just never do it, that's what the NO was for.
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Yeah, well technically they could void your warranty for running non-stock tires too, saying that extra road friction and grip caused extra strain on the drivetrain components.
Or any number of non OEM spec products you could buy.

But let them try proving a drop in filter or non OEM tires or things like that caused damage to a car and void a warranty.
They would just never do it, that's what the NO was for.
I had a warranty voided once because there was too much rubber under the wheel well. They said I was abusing the car. And that was a car that cost more than most 335is. Like I said never under estimate the dealers desire and ability to rip you off.
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I had a warranty voided once because there was too much rubber under the wheel well. They said I was abusing the car. And that was a car that cost more than most 335is. Like I said never under estimate the dealers desire and ability to rip you off.

I wouldn't doubt that either.
Look what Mitsu did to early EVO owners.

They marketed the car as a rally/auto-x/track type car, but then voided anybodies warranty they found who registered for track events!

However, I've put a K&N filter in probably 15-20 of my past cars.
Never had I even had a dealer void a warranty for it, even on 2 of the cars that the oil fouled out the O2 sensors on because I probably put too much oil on them when I cleaned them.

But in any case, that's why you go to a dealer that is known for offering aftermarket parts on their cars and fix modded cars without any issues.
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