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Mystikal
02-21-2004, 10:01 PM
I've had the K&N cone since October or so, but it was just stuck in there with the adaptor. *thmbsdwn*

From the "hand test", even after idling for 5 mins with the hood closed, the sealed off filter area is still almost as cold as outside. Any area around it is HOT, which is what my poor engine has been sucking in whenever I was in traffic.

I like! *th-up*

Mystikal
02-21-2004, 10:01 PM
The back view. As you can see, it's shielded all the way down to the frame.

BMW_M52_M20
02-21-2004, 10:18 PM
Jay,

Where did you get the heatshield from because I have the same problem. I bought a heatshield for the e36 from ECISBMW but they don't make one to fit the e30......
I find I don't really hear any difference in noise with the intake, maybe because the e model only revs to 4700rpm..........
Jay
Looks Good!

bmdoubleya
02-21-2004, 11:08 PM
Very nice Where did you get it ?? and how much$$??

I mad templates myself last summer but never got around to taking them to a shop to be made

BimmerKris
02-21-2004, 11:16 PM
good idea must be homemade

aaron_silva
02-22-2004, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by bmdoubleya
Very nice Where did you get it ?? and how much$$??

I mad templates myself last summer but never got around to taking them to a shop to be made

It has to be homemade. No aftermarket company sells a true cold air intake for the e30. A heat shield similar to that can be had from www.lukasbmw.com.

Aaron

SebSter
02-22-2004, 07:48 AM
jay how did you make that? mine intakes the same way yours used to be.. how much did that shield cost u?

jmalixi
02-22-2004, 02:29 PM
Nice. I saw a similar shield for the E30 on eBay a month or so ago when I was looking for a heatshield for my E46. It does keep the hot air away from the filter. I have a smilar set up in my E46 and tested by hand at idle and after an hour drive and the area surrounding the filter is nice and cool.

rwh11385
02-22-2004, 03:20 PM
Nice heatshield Jay.

Looks like you have one on me now......;)

Mystikal
02-22-2004, 04:09 PM
Aaron was right on, I bought it from Eric Lukas.

Install was a bitch on my car, because the cone I have is particularly wide at the bottom. Took about 15 mins of convincing the filter to bolt to the AFM adaptor. *shiner*

Contact Eric at www.lukasbmw.com for pricing, it's pretty expensive considering how cheap the raw materials are, but when I factored in the time it would take me to do it myself (lots of measuring, trial and error) it was well worth it. It literally fits the engine bay perfectly, and it seals the area off extremely well. The top rubber seal actually touches the underside of the hood.

SebSter
02-22-2004, 05:42 PM
with the heatshield on, where does it get airflow from? is there still an opening where air comes in from the outside?

Mystikal
02-22-2004, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by SebSter
with the heatshield on, where does it get airflow from? is there still an opening where air comes in from the outside?

There is a shroud that is clipped onto the rear of the headlights, remove it. Now there is a clear pathway for cool air to come in from the grill area. I had done that when I installed the cone by itself too, it makes a difference.

SebSter
02-22-2004, 05:55 PM
oh yea? ok cool, thanks

Bob Loblaw
02-22-2004, 06:07 PM
Looks hot! Euh... cool!

Mystikal
02-22-2004, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
Looks hot! Euh... cool!

Thanks Al! I just met up with Randy, I'll be shipping your new stuff out tomorrow afternoon. :)

Bob Loblaw
02-22-2004, 06:31 PM
WooHoo! Great stuff! Thanks a million, Jay and Randy.

Did you have that refreshment on me?

Mystikal
02-22-2004, 06:52 PM
LOL, "refreshment"! I'm actually 18, I'm only legal in your part of town. :P Don't worry, the money went to good use this morning. I had to get to where Randy was in a VERY short time span, I think I used about $10 of gas in the 25km mission. :D

Bob Loblaw
02-22-2004, 06:56 PM
So your car is the one that got the refreshment then. :)

Thanks for taking the time for this, I appreciate it.

Mystikal
02-22-2004, 06:58 PM
LOL, 10 bucks of Premium is always more fun than 10 bucks of beer in my world. *th-up*

Bob Loblaw
02-22-2004, 07:02 PM
I couldn't agree more. I'm not a big beer fan either.

chromius
02-23-2004, 02:48 PM
Rye is the only way to go! *th-up*

Nice heat shield, I made one too, but it dosn't look that nice...I'll have to work on it. hehehe

bmw335
02-29-2004, 03:51 PM
If you are interest I'm seeling my E30 CAI, I is brand new, never mount. The heat Shield was buy from http://www.lukasbmw.com
and the ITG filter, from http://www.ultimatebmwparts.com.

My price is 150CAD

Contact me at francis.labelle@notarius.com
more pictures are available by email

Mystikal
02-29-2004, 04:38 PM
Not a bad price, the heatshield alone is over $100 Canadian, even with the favourable exchange rate.

bmwm5lover
02-29-2004, 05:23 PM
how would u go about "debaffling' ur stock air box? Ill ive got is a K&N filter inside, and ive heard about doing that, but dont know how?

Mystikal
03-01-2004, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
how would u go about "debaffling' ur stock air box? Ill ive got is a K&N filter inside, and ive heard about doing that, but dont know how?

Don't do it, it spreads the air over the entire filter. When you remove it, you'll see one 1" line of dirt on one part of the filter, and the rest will be clean. It's there for a reason.

lvan
03-01-2004, 01:52 AM
how much did ya poy for that toy pl;us how much hp it gets you?

bmwm5lover
03-01-2004, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by Mystikal
Don't do it, it spreads the air over the entire filter. When you remove it, you'll see one 1" line of dirt on one part of the filter, and the rest will be clean. It's there for a reason.
ya i saw the thread on BF.com, but i dont really believe it for some reason....

Mystikal
03-01-2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by lvan
how much did ya poy for that toy pl;us how much hp it gets you?

In total with shipping and duty, I probably spent about $200. I'll have some power numbers for you guys soon. :)