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      04-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #155
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I had my eye on an Afe system for a while. Recently saw one on Amazon warehouse deals for significant savings off retail, so I pulled the trigger. Someone probably had returned it, because of the surging issue. haha.
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      04-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #156
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Haha the Tim shim nice, yeah man I'm glad I could help out. Things are good man thanks for asking, glad to hear your car is running well!
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      04-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #157
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Are there any more of these Tim shims or fixes? I'd like to get one
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hey i have the same intake can you walk me thru what i have to do to fix this issue please and thank you. you can pm me if youd like
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      05-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #159
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Are there any more of these Tim shims or fixes? I'd like to get one
Just pm me i can get them made upon request
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Just pm me i can get them made upon request
Tim - Sent you a PM about your custom shims. Thanks!
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Tim - Sent you a PM about your custom shims. Thanks!
pm replied!
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      07-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #162
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I used a liquid gasket creator from the auto parts store. $3.49. worked well also.
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I'm really interested in getting one of these
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I sent pm Tim!
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Question Newbie question on AFE intake fix...

Hi - This is my first post - I'm contemplating getting an AFE intake, but saw all of this discussion and wondered whether this applies to the closed box system as well as the open, or only the open...

Any clarification really appreciated.

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      04-09-2014, 02:53 PM   #166
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^ This spacer is designed to fix the MAF sensor mount on the original open AFE intake.

The one you have posted is the newer sealed AFE intake design. There are some complaints that the sealed intake also has MAF issues, but I don't know that the same spacer will fix the sealed AFE design

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...e+engine+light

The sealed intake has proven to have good power gains but personally I would try to avoid AFE with their track record on N52 engines. I would think a eurobox with a K&N round filter will give you the same gains (although I haven't seen a dyno) without risk of MAF issues. Only problem is Eurbox is quiet. AFE for all their problems at least has awesome sound.
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Thanks Takeshi -- very helpful indeed!
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AFE Sealed intake install....



Just finished installing the AFE Sealed Box intake on my 328 xi wagon... I have to say -- instructions were completely useless, I would have saved time if I had NOT tried to follow the directions.

Second -- quality in terms of fit just SUCKS. This should have taken an hour tops to install -- instead it took me 2 1/2 hours -- primarily because it was VERY difficult to get the pieces to fit together.

No opinions as of yet as to whether it was worthwhile -- but I don't think I will be buying AFE products in the future.

Have others had the same experience?
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Lol ya the AFE intake wouldnt fit my car because the convertible has extra bars for structural reinforcement. I had to saw off a bit of the metal heat shield. Not a big deal for me cuz my friend did the install for me at the shop.

But ya if I was trying to do this at home I probably wouldn't be too impressed either. Since it clearly says its fits all e90-e93.

Ah well its done now. Enjoy the extra bit of power. And most importantly enjoy the sound
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For those who are using the spacers, any codes coming up for you guys?
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So where exactly can I get this spacer again?
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For those who are using the spacers, any codes coming up for you guys?
I made my from hard rubber. There are no codes but I would rather have better made spacer if I can get one.
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      05-14-2014, 04:04 PM   #173
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Mine has been on for almost 2 years and no codes whatsoever. I made my own using delrin.
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Uh, I need to get on this... mine has that low rpm stutter when I get going...
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I'm interested.. Please PM. Thanks.
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^ This spacer is designed to fix the MAF sensor mount on the original open AFE intake.

The one you have posted is the newer sealed AFE intake design. There are some complaints that the sealed intake also has MAF issues, but I don't know that the same spacer will fix the sealed AFE design

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...e+engine+light

The sealed intake has proven to have good power gains but personally I would try to avoid AFE with their track record on N52 engines. I would think a eurobox with a K&N round filter will give you the same gains (although I haven't seen a dyno) without risk of MAF issues. Only problem is Eurbox is quiet. AFE for all their problems at least has awesome sound.
I'm running the oiled filter CAI and have had no issues and my MAF doesn't look dirty. Just cleaned it yesterday after last week's trip to Arizona, quite a nasty amount of build up on the filter. I've re-oiled the filter three times since first installing it back in 2013. Cleaned the MAF sensor yesterday with CRC MAF sensor cleaner from Autozone and got no CEL. Haven't filled up the tank yet to see if I recovered any lost fuel economy since my commutes are longer in duration than they were last year.
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