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Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by Yorke86 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:17 am

Hi,

I picked up a performance intake for an E82 125i. The air filter is exactly like a k&n type but there's no oil on it and wasn't supplied with any (bought from BMW). Do people run it dry or apply their own oil? I take it that's it's supposed to be washed and reused?

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Re: Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by marco_polo » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:57 am

Don't oil it, just use it as it comes from BMW. I destroyed a MAF in my 3er with an oiled K&N.
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Post by Yorke86 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:33 pm

marco_polo wrote:Don't oil it, just use it as it comes from BMW. I destroyed a MAF in my 3er with an oiled K&N.
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Post by miscia » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:55 am

Yorke86 wrote:Hi,

I picked up a performance intake for an E82 125i. The air filter is exactly like a k&n type but there's no oil on it and wasn't supplied with any (bought from BMW). Do people run it dry or apply their own oil? I take it that's it's supposed to be washed and reused?

Thanks in advance
I have the same intake and air filter and it works as you have received it. :)

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Re: Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by Mike_RS » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:24 pm

The BMW performance air filter and K&N are the exact same, The BMW air filter is actually manufactured by K&N, if you look at the metal support bar on the genuine air filter you can see the K&N stamp :mrgreen:

I used a K&N recharge kit on mine including the oil and its absolutely fine, just don't go made and cake the thing in oil and you'll be fine.
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Re: Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by 0l0dom0l0 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:00 pm

Mike_RS wrote:The BMW performance air filter and K&N are the exact same, The BMW air filter is actually manufactured by K&N, if you look at the metal support bar on the genuine air filter you can see the K&N stamp :mrgreen:

I used a K&N recharge kit on mine including the oil and its absolutely fine, just don't go made and cake the thing in oil and you'll be fine.
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Re: Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by michi » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:05 am

Morning all

I was wondering if the filter can re washed and reused as mine is looking horrible? , if so what is the best method

Does any one know the part no for a replacement and cost from bmw ?

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Re: Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by Mike_RS » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:11 am

If you have the BMW Performance filter or generic K&N, yes absolutely you can wash them. K&N sell a recharge kit which contains a cleaning solution and the oil to reoil the filter.

As others have said in this thread just be careful with how much oil you put onto the filter a very light coat is what you want otherwise you risk damaging the MAF.
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Re: Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by Nyxeris » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:20 pm

michi wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:05 am
Does any one know the part no for a replacement and cost from bmw ?
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It's about £80. As far as I know it's recommended you replace it at the same interval as the normal one but given it's a gauze type rather than paper I don't see why you can't just hit it with compressed air or wash it and reuse.

I personally wouldn't be going anywhere near my 130 with an oiled filter as it's widely known here and across the pond that they don't play nice with E8x/E9x MAF sensors. I appreciate that it doesn't happen to precisely everyone but the sample size is more than enough to put me off given that an OEM MAF sensor is £150-200 and the non-oiled BMWP filter is half that.
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Re: Bmw performance intake air filter

Post by Goon » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:17 pm

Petrol/parrafin and brush to clean it and let it dry in the sun (if you get any).

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