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      10-31-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Carbon Filter removal

Hey guys...

I was under my hood, and figured I'd go for the carbon filter delete mod. Took me like 10-15 minutes...

I'd say I've noticed a slight increase in top-end power, and a little bit more engine bay noise... I'll give it a few more days to see if I really feel a difference...

Any other opinions on this?

And I know it's a repost, but this is MY thread. lol.

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      10-31-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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      10-31-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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I'm working on it, OK?? lol.

I don't have a digital camera. =(

I can post this Cell phone pic, in the next reply?

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Man those rims are nice..... but I could just be biased
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      10-31-2006, 05:06 PM   #6
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Lol.. NAH!
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I removed the filter and installed a K&N drop in filter at the same time. I notice 0 difference in power, responce, or mpg. Right after the engine had a cleaner sound to it but after a week it all sounds the same.
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yeah... that's what I'm expecting. I'll be getting a new intake, before TOO long.. probably a Simota CF...

Getting a full catback, from Industry.. can't WAIT for that!

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Nice future mods... I would love to mod this car but its a lease. On my last car I did intake,exhaust,springs,shocks, and rims.
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Mines a lease too, but that's only for the monthly payment to be lower. I'm going to buy the car out.

I'm going full show (with all the go!)
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when u lower by factory springs does that mean u cut some of it off or something
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nope. the sport package has smaller springs than the NON-sport. I put sport springs on my ride.

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Hey Matt, I did it a couple of weeks ago and it feels like my BOTTOM end is slightly peppier, and I hear the engine a bit bettr at low revs.
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oh i get it... haha cause one of my friends's bfs restores cars n' hotrods n' stuff and to lower some of their cars they just cut off part of the spring or something... the ghetto way
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thats a pretty low drop for ZSP....looks good MORE PICS!!.. Also, im thinking of doing this mod tooo how much time did it take you, i have a dremel i think itll save me a little...how much for those wheels. looks sick on your red car.
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I didn't need a dremmel, I used a pocket knife, and it took me almost NO time. it cuts RIGHT out, bro. Took me 10-15 minutes from popping the hood to closing it, including cleaning up the charcoal mess I made.
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After I cut out the filter I sanded the parts I could not cut with sand paper.
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After I cut out the filter I sanded the parts I could not cut with sand paper.
i should sand it though to make sure BMW doesnt notice this...as i think if a problem were to occur to the engine they may be able to blame the charcoal filter...unless that filter is only for emission purposes...i think i found out what im doing tomorrow!
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I did mine and used a K&N filter, and noticed almost no difference as well. Then about 3 weeks later, my car all of a sudden "woke up" to it. I don't understand how, because I did dis-connect the battery for an hour to help re-set the ECU. At any rate, I had almost forgotten I did it, then I was driving to work and was like "ahhhh, now I feel it". Throttle response, and slightly quicker to rev is what I notice. I doubt there is any measurable HP gain.
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So, is it possible to remove the carbon/charcoal filter and not replace it with anything else? At least for the time being?
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that's actually the whole idea. There are TWO filters in the intake box. There's the air cleaner, and an emissions related carbon filter (the grey/white filter) ATTACHED to the intake, it's NOT a normally removable filter, like the air cleaner.

So, you just cut it out, clean it up, and reinstall the intake.

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