E90Post
 


E92-lighting
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > a favour from one of you (335i N54) guys? :)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-30-2014, 05:54 AM   #1
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

a favour from one of you (335i N54) guys? :)

hi guys,

after my disappointing times on the strip, i've decided to do a few more performance upgrades lol... first thing i wanna do is modify the air intake box...

so basically, for any of you 335i n54 guys around/near london with a custom intake like DCIs etc., can i take your OEM intake box??

once i modify and install it, i will give you back my old box and even throw in a new filter if you want lol.... i would just pull out mine and modify it but i need use of the car when i'm doing this, and who knows how many setbacks i'm going to have lol... it always looks so easy and ends up being a month long project or something

i will forever be grateful

ps. if i havent described it properly, i mean this thing:
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 05:58 AM   #2
Sparky68
Brigadier General
 
Sparky68's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 335i JB4
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cambs

Posts: 3,011
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Will need to dig mine out of the shed but im happy to help.
__________________


JB4 G5 iso - Borla Catback Exhaust - Active Autowerks Chargepipe and BOV - BMS Intake - Alpina Gearbox Flash - Apex Springs - Koni Shocks -BBS LM Reps Whiteline Rear subframe bushes M3 rear arms
Sparky68 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
AWSAWS
Second Lieutenant
 
AWSAWS's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i MSport DCT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Midlands

Posts: 205
iTrader: (0)

After a bit of a spin, even regular driving, it's amazing just how much heat builds up in the engine bay. All that hot oil keeping it warm as well.
You really want a cold air ram in my opinion and some vents to let heat out, like an M3. A big intercooler also helpes of course. My intercooler and intake is still stock at the moment.
AWSAWS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparky68 View Post
Will need to dig mine out of the shed but im happy to help.
a true gentleman
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AWSAWS View Post
After a bit of a spin, even regular driving, it's amazing just how much heat builds up in the engine bay. All that hot oil keeping it warm as well.
You really want a cold air ram in my opinion and some vents to let heat out, like an M3. A big intercooler also helpes of course. My intercooler and intake is still stock at the moment.
yeah definitely, i have vents in the hood and i can see the hot air fuming out lol.... i didn't want to put the dual cones in because of this... my plan is to do the cold air attachment and make it so you can see the cone through the grills in the bumper... and then get DPs, a good charge pipe with a BOV and a nice big FMIC...
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 10:30 AM   #6
idnan
Major
 
idnan's Avatar
 
Drives: Alpine White 335i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Birmingham

Posts: 1,471
iTrader: (9)

I have two spare, one with a K&N panel in it too if you need it.....
idnan is online now   England
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 11:29 AM   #7
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by idnan View Post
I have two spare, one with a K&N panel in it too if you need it.....
birmingham is a bit far bro but thank you for the offer! you guys are too kind
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
Greg330
Captain
 
Greg330's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Coast

Posts: 752
iTrader: (0)

Interested to see what you do. I was thinking after I cleaned my DCI's and engine bay and had it running for a while it all got very hot. Would it not impact performance with heat soak through the intakes?!
Greg330 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #9
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg330 View Post
Interested to see what you do. I was thinking after I cleaned my DCI's and engine bay and had it running for a while it all got very hot. Would it not impact performance with heat soak through the intakes?!
haha exactly, the N54 is notorious for running super hot and the turbos need that cool air! also i'm not a fan of the way the DCIs look... and wouldn't the front recieve cooler air than the rear? it just doesn't seem right to me...

anyways, i'm following something similar to:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=333538
and
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8762970

i'll post up how i do
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 04:01 AM   #10
Sparky68
Brigadier General
 
Sparky68's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 335i JB4
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cambs

Posts: 3,011
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Got it mate , let me know when you want to come and get it.
__________________


JB4 G5 iso - Borla Catback Exhaust - Active Autowerks Chargepipe and BOV - BMS Intake - Alpina Gearbox Flash - Apex Springs - Koni Shocks -BBS LM Reps Whiteline Rear subframe bushes M3 rear arms
Sparky68 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 04:13 AM   #11
jimborae
Private First Class
 
Drives: E91 335i M-Sport Touring LCI
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Berkshire, UK

Posts: 120
iTrader: (2)

I have this mod on my car! And I was thinking of switching to DCI's but may not bother now.
jimborae is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 04:19 AM   #12
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
I have this mod on my car! And I was thinking of switching to DCI's but may not bother now.
have you got any pictures?
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 04:40 AM   #13
windymissile
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: UK

Posts: 554
iTrader: (0)

It has been proven many times over that there is no worthwhile difference in an intake mod. Only noise.
Stick a panel filter in the stock airbox and save your cash for a meth kit.

WM
windymissile is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 04:43 AM   #14
jimborae
Private First Class
 
Drives: E91 335i M-Sport Touring LCI
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Berkshire, UK

Posts: 120
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by achu View Post
have you got any pictures?
Unfortunately not as the previous owner did it but looks very similar to the mod done in the first link you provided.
jimborae is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 05:41 AM   #15
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by windymissile View Post
It has been proven many times over that there is no worthwhile difference in an intake mod. Only noise.
Stick a panel filter in the stock airbox and save your cash for a meth kit.

WM
i dont think so:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=486828
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=87

it shows a noticeable gain in HP and torque...

also this whole project is gonna cost me less than 60 lol... putting in a K&N panel filter too for an extra 40.... next will be an intercooler... and then DPs... maybe then a methkit...
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 08:46 AM   #16
windymissile
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: UK

Posts: 554
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by achu View Post
i dont think so:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=486828
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=87

it shows a noticeable gain in HP and torque...

also this whole project is gonna cost me less than 60 lol... putting in a K&N panel filter too for an extra 40.... next will be an intercooler... and then DPs... maybe then a methkit...
18whp.. like I said, negligible.
You're going to butcher a stock airbox for 18whp at best. A panel filter would probably get you 10 of those.

It's your car and your cash. Other mods would be whey up the list if it was mine.
I assumed you would have dp's already as this is the first mod most people do after a tune.

WM
windymissile is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 10:05 AM   #17
achu
Captain
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: London

Posts: 869
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by windymissile View Post
18whp.. like I said, negligible.
You're going to butcher a stock airbox for 18whp at best. A panel filter would probably get you 10 of those.

It's your car and your cash. Other mods would be whey up the list if it was mine.
I assumed you would have dp's already as this is the first mod most people do after a tune.

WM
18bhp compared to the Helene filter which is already better than my stock Mann filter lol... for how much it will cost 15+bhp is pretty good no?

DPs will get me another 30bhp at best and i swear it'll cost a lot more to purchase and install... it'll probably be the last thing i do when i'm still not satisfied with the power...
__________________
2007 E93 335i 6MT

Facebook: Achu Ckr|Twitter: AchuCkr|Instagram: AchuCKR|Flickr: AchuCKR|G+: achu.ckr
THE BUILD THREAD|COMPILATION OF PHOTOS
achu is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 10:52 AM   #18
AWSAWS
Second Lieutenant
 
AWSAWS's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i MSport DCT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Midlands

Posts: 205
iTrader: (0)

There must be a good way to scoop cold air from outside of the engine bay. Last night taking my coil packs off it was interesting to see how hot the airbox was and all the tubes to it.
Just don't set an intake too low incase you ever got hydrolock from a puddle.

My brother has this on his civic.

Intake is just below the windscreen.

http://www.cplracing.co.uk/site_imag...mages/47-1.jpg
AWSAWS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      Yesterday, 12:31 PM   #19
gaza01
Lieutenant Colonel
 
gaza01's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London

Posts: 1,851
iTrader: (3)

Achu when next you've driven the car for a while and its up to temperature pop the bonnet open and feel how hot the air duct is...those 2 pieces that channel air from the grills to the box. This i think is the main problem. They get so hot that the air from the grills will inevitably get hot as well by the time it reaches the box.

Real benefit of the mod would be to remove that oem air supply or wrap them in a heat shield. If u remove oem air supply then some how modded supply needs to provide sufficient air. Again...heat shield for the supply hose would be good
gaza01 is online now   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST