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      10-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #111
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Any way I can get a spacer sent my way? I've had to wait a long time to writ on this form!
I sent it out this morning tj, I tried pming you with the tracking # but it says you can recieve messages right now?? anyways lmk if you want the tracking #
Thanks for the parts. Car runs so much smoother! Kind of wasted a lot of gas yesterday... Lol
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      10-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #112
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Thanks for the parts. Car runs so much smoother! Kind of wasted a lot of gas yesterday... Lol
hahah nice ya I couldnt keep my foot off the pedal for a lil while after I installed mine too lol
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      11-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #113
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Anyone using the spacer experience any fault codes because of it? my car car been stalling a lot at red lights and while slowing down, it threw a code that said "Mass or Volume air flow A circuit low input"
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      11-04-2012, 08:46 AM   #114
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I haven't noticed any issues with mine, but I haven't read the codes lately either. I have no stalling or cel though. I'd make sure you sealed it up correctly and that the maf isn't actually just bad. Also look at the screw inserts on the flange of the filter, mine were not level and I had to recess / enlargen the screw holes on my custom DIY spacer to ensure it sat level.
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      11-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #115
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Anyone using the spacer experience any fault codes because of it? my car car been stalling a lot at red lights and while slowing down, it threw a code that said "Mass or Volume air flow A circuit low input"
I haven't had much problems with it. Every now and then my SES light turns on. The CAI had a few leaks that I fixed(ie. screws loose and new gaskets for all air tight spots). Since then no problems.
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      11-14-2012, 03:45 AM   #116
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im interested in a spacer... how do i get my hands on one!?
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      11-14-2012, 11:06 PM   #117
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Hi guys -

Received a spacer/shim from Tim a month or so ago. Installed it right away. Thought I would wait a bit and drive my 3'er for a few weeks before providing feedback.

I did have the bloody SES light on when I installed it. Geez, getting a sunburn from that friggen thing. Light was still on till I acquired a PEAKE code reader tool. Reset the code and the car has run great for the duration.

In the mean time I have installed a Rogue - ICON stainless pipe and deleted the worthless piece(s) of garbage secondary/post Cat's. The exhaust sounds so sweet it is un-F'ing-believable! It is too much fun mod'ing these wonderful Bimmers.

Many thanks (again) to Tim for facilitating this shim solution to the aFe intake system.

Cheers mates.

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      12-10-2012, 12:18 PM   #118
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Hey J Dawg if your reading this, you need to make posts before i can send you a pm. If its easier just contact my email at timmcmahon.2011@gmail.com

Also I haven't received a single fault code since i installed my spacer for the MAF so for all of you out there using it just make sure the spacer is completely sealed up and you should not have any problems (otherwise it might be the MAF with the issue). Happy Holidays everyone!
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      12-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #119
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When I got mine made, I had two extra's made just incase, I dont have any use for them anymore. If you're out of stock Tim I dont mind selling mine.
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      12-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #120
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I have an AFE intake on the way for my 08 328 xi, is this spacer as good as it sounds and is it definitely needed?
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      12-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #121
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When I got mine made, I had two extra's made just incase, I dont have any use for them anymore. If you're out of stock Tim I dont mind selling mine.
Thanks man I appreciate that Ill have to let you know

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I have an AFE intake on the way for my 08 328 xi, is this spacer as good as it sounds and is it definitely needed?
It made a big difference on my car, theres a pretty good amount of testimonials on this thread
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      12-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #122
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Got some surging today again

EDIT- Dirty MAF... Good as new

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      12-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #123
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Got some surging today again I think it could be from a air leak or maf sensor damage because ive cleaned it 2x within the past 3 months

And you have the spacer so could it just be in everyone's MAF sensor?
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      12-19-2012, 09:30 AM   #124
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I have the same problem... good to know the solution
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      12-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #125
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Tim you still making the spacers?
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      01-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #126
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I have 2006 325 xi and i bought the afe intake model # 51/54-1102 had my mechanic install it.
PROBLEM #1
the coupler 3.5x2 didn"t fit to big had to spend $40 for a new one.

PROBLEM #2
losing power now it sucks bad was about to spend $ to reprogram the car.
PROBLEM#3
called AFE they said they never heard of this beforeand they cant do anything for me. I told thm to read these post. I sent them the lnk 3 times and he said he never got it. now i have to pay someone to make this spacer so hopefully it works. they said just upgrade to a new one. the company doesnt want to hear the problems they have wrong and fix them just make money. I'm going to call back and see where i get. if anyone else has these isues call maybe if they get enough calls things will change.
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      01-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #127
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I have 2006 325 xi and i bought the afe intake model # 51/54-1102 had my mechanic install it.
PROBLEM #1
the coupler 3.5x2 didn"t fit to big had to spend $40 for a new one.

PROBLEM #2
losing power now it sucks bad was about to spend $ to reprogram the car.
PROBLEM#3
called AFE they said they never heard of this beforeand they cant do anything for me. I told thm to read these post. I sent them the lnk 3 times and he said he never got it. now i have to pay someone to make this spacer so hopefully it works. they said just upgrade to a new one. the company doesnt want to hear the problems they have wrong and fix them just make money. I'm going to call back and see where i get. if anyone else has these isues call maybe if they get enough calls things will change.
They know about the problem for sure. Buy the spacer and be happy with the intake or return it
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      01-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #128
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its beening made right now. i dont want to return it it sounds good. we'll see how it runs after that.
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      01-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #129
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I have two spacers if anyone needs them $50 shipped.
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      01-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #130
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ohsix,
let me see how the one thats get made for me works . if the happens that it doesnt work.. i might have take one off your hands.. i"ll let ya know by this weekend. im also getting the throttle cleaned and reprogramed to fit the way i drive. do you think its worth the $200 to do this to my car. im still new to bmw just got it not to long ago and starting to work on things......
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      01-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #131
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had the spacer made and put on today. it makes so much of a difference. it runs perfect. also had memory relearn and throttle relearn. that dead spot that was there before when i took off. its gone step on it and go......
thanks for the info on the spacer great find......
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      01-19-2013, 11:42 PM   #132
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I recently installed the AFE intake. Has anyone ever had a "yellow engine malfunction" symbol come up? Is this symptom linked to the spacing issue? I havnt noticed any performance issues yet with the intake (in a negative way). Until the light. Which after letting the engine cool after along hard drive, and restarted the car, the light and limited power were gone. I've only experienced this symptom once recently.
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