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      04-29-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Converting to Euro Airbox: Gains? Possible?

So I have looking at one of the DIY's for air filter replacement, and noticed that the Euro Airbox looks very similar to the BMW Performance one.

Based on photos it appears to have some benefits over the N/A version:

Larger Internal Volume
Cone filter

Has anyone done this swap?



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Here's pricing from ECS; which is about the same from Germany Directly with no discount

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We have finally received word. We can get them for roughly $365.95.

Let me know and we can create a custom link specially for you.


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      04-29-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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I would be really interested in this if it's a direct swap. +1 for more info.
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      04-29-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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Did a little more digging:




It might be possible, but we would possibly need to relocate the Power steering pump reservoir.

Plus this looks like an Airbox for a 2.5l engine, might have to look at Intake hose placement and Diameter size.

Parts List:
Upper Airbox cover
Lower Airbox
Euro K&N filter
Power Steering Relocation??



This post is about updating the EURO Airbox to BMW Performance.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ght=air+filter

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      04-29-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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You would just need the box, the power steering isnt an issue its the same mounting as US models. and a filter for the inside.
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      04-29-2010, 01:54 PM   #5
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You would just need the box, the power steering isnt an issue its the same mounting as US models. and a filter for the inside.

Interesting.

Im might head over to ebay.de and have a look
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      04-29-2010, 01:59 PM   #6
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Has anyone ever done this yet? I remember hearing about it but the box itself seemed unattainable in the US, or I might be wrong...
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does it have the additional charcoal filter?
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No charcoal filter on the EURO box.
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Couldnt find one on ebay.de or .uk
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Couldnt find one on ebay.de or .uk
Bah... you might try asking a member here if they could ship you one personally.
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Bah... you might try asking a member here if they could ship you one personally.
thats a good idea^
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I was thinking that too..

Anyone know the part numbers required?
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      04-30-2010, 04:27 PM   #13
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Doesnt ECS tuning have the ability to get parts from europe?
This thread http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ght=ECS+Tuning

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hello boys, I am from EU, so no problem if you need anything. My help is free
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hello boys, I am from EU, so no problem if you need anything. My help is free


Good to hear!

Now we just to need to get the part numbers

Martin

Would it be a big ask to have you take some pics of your engine bay? and Take some measurements of your airbox?
This is assuming your airbox matches the pics above
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hello boys, I am from EU, so no problem if you need anything. My help is free
any way you can find us a part number from your UK dealer?
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Anyone know if the Euro airbox is any louder than US spec?...I love my aFe oiled drop in and charcoal/air silencer removal but I would like it to be slightly louder. Not aftermarket intake loud, but a little more audible.
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I believe a fellow local member DimSum has done this mod. You guys might wanna PM him or maybe he can chime in.
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You can see all the required parts here:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...47&hg=13&fg=20
The airbox is identical to the BMW performance box except for the additional air inlet.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...80&hg=13&fg=95
You can use K&N filter part No. E-2022 (same as BMW performance)
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You can see all the required parts here:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...47&hg=13&fg=20
The airbox is identical to the BMW performance box except for the additional air inlet.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...80&hg=13&fg=95
You can use K&N filter part No. E-2022 (same as BMW performance)
Nice!


Did you do the swap? Did you feel any additional gains?

Here's the part #'s as it looks like its sold as one part, but requires 1-6

Intake muffler-13717555287
Intake muffler-13717579119
Air filter element- 13717536006 $31.24
Hot-film air mass meter-13627551638 $306.24
Hot-film air mass meter- 13627585680 $306.24
O-ring-13627532318 $3.11
Torx screw-13627531817 $0.60x2
Fillister head screw-13717545438 $1.54x7

It doesnt state the cost of the box itself
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is the intake pipe with the silencer can be reused if swap the euros intake,air box on?
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Did you do the swap?
I didnít do the swap. I have European E92. All I did was swap the filter for K&N.
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