F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance and TSBs: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / TSBs and Service Bulletin > Air Filter Replacement
Extreme Power House
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-26-2015, 12:49 PM   #23
davidelectricred
Private First Class
6
Rep
167
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 330I sedan
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (1)

I've read all the reviews, I ordered my filter today for my '13 335i. Now I am a newbie to this, so when will I know its time to clean and "oil" the filter?
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2016, 03:23 AM   #24
etinifni
Captain
etinifni's Avatar
64
Rep
811
Posts

Drives: 2012 328i Modern Line
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NC

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Is there any benefit to getting one of the aftermarket dry filter drop ins vs OEM BMW filter? I figure some of you have had your aftermarket filters in awhile now and have an informed opinion.

The procedure looks straight forward:

Appreciate 0
      07-02-2016, 09:41 AM   #25
K320
First Lieutenant
Puerto Rico
76
Rep
324
Posts

Drives: 328i sportline
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Puerto Rico

iTrader: (0)

Acceleration is better. Response from car is faster because it can breathe more air.
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2016, 12:37 PM   #26
etinifni
Captain
etinifni's Avatar
64
Rep
811
Posts

Drives: 2012 328i Modern Line
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NC

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by K320
Acceleration is better. Response from car is faster because it can breathe more air.
Which brand dry filter do you have experience with?
__________________
:wave
Appreciate 0
      07-03-2016, 05:29 AM   #27
BimmerF30_335i
Major
BimmerF30_335i's Avatar
163
Rep
1,073
Posts

Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Kansas City

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by K320
Acceleration is better. Response from car is faster because it can breathe more air.
I have a stage 2 afe CAI with the dry filter. Pretty much all the Dynos I've seen show either negligible increase in performance or just a very slight increase. During the winter (well winter in Texas) it seemed like the car did accelerate better but I have a feeling it was just a placebo effect due to the increased noise from the intake (and maybe me trying to justify the purchase lol). This is probably one of the worst mods in regards to dollar per horsepower so if someone wants power, this is not the way to go
Appreciate 0
      07-05-2016, 05:31 AM   #28
Fast400
Second Lieutenant
Fast400's Avatar
40
Rep
291
Posts

Drives: MCB M5 CP, 94aH i3
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by rustyminded View Post
I have the afe dry filter, it's very good in my sandy weather and you have to put in consideration K&N is oiled so most oil is sucked up on your MAF and it will be clogged sooner that's for any oiled filter
+1

HP gains.... 0-1 HP

Not worth the effort, unless you just gotta have a mod to speak of
Appreciate 0
      07-05-2016, 02:32 PM   #29
etinifni
Captain
etinifni's Avatar
64
Rep
811
Posts

Drives: 2012 328i Modern Line
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NC

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I'm not concerned with placebo HP gains from a drop in filter, rather I wanted to know if the dry filters have any upside to just using the OEM paper filters.
__________________
:wave
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2016, 11:20 AM   #30
BeachsideF30
Lieutenant
43
Rep
474
Posts

Drives: E90--> E92-->F30
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: FL

iTrader: (0)

OEM paper is the way to go, ive used an AFE dry before and the car seemed to bog down, the throttle response seemed to lag and surge more. Switched the OEM back and all was back to normal. Ive never had luck with any aftermarket filters on any of my current or 3 previos bmw's
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2016, 05:57 PM   #31
Orion4
Lieutenant
United_States
71
Rep
578
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i Sport Line Sedan
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Melbourne, FL

iTrader: (0)

Ive used K&N oiled filters for more the 20 years in various cars, may which have MAFs. As long as you clean and oil it correctly (Not over-oil), I never experienced any issue with the filter or the MAF
Appreciate 0
      07-08-2016, 10:18 PM   #32
K320
First Lieutenant
Puerto Rico
76
Rep
324
Posts

Drives: 328i sportline
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Puerto Rico

iTrader: (0)

I use stock air box with k&n filter. A little more sound and response is better. Mpg is lower.
Appreciate 0
      07-08-2016, 10:19 PM   #33
K320
First Lieutenant
Puerto Rico
76
Rep
324
Posts

Drives: 328i sportline
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Puerto Rico

iTrader: (0)

The torque pro app reports more cfm air.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 PM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST