Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
BMWFORLIFE
Technoviolet Shifting
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Woodbridge
Posts: 1,022
Debaffle

Has anyone ever debaffled a 97 318 i did something to my car i think i did it right but not sure...i took off what looks like a small plastic tank next to the air box...now i think this is done right because the part i took off is before the filter which means no harm can be done.....but i just want to make sure
__________________
BEEEEEEEE EMMMMMMMM DOUBLEUUUU
BMWFORLIFE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 02:25 PM   #2
kzy
6th Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North York
Posts: 602
What do you mean by debaffle?
__________________
- 2013 328i xDrive
- 2012 135i *retired*
- 2012 128i *retired
- 1998 318is *retired*
kzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 02:30 PM   #3
Stuttgart
Bmw = Bought My Wife
 
Stuttgart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 525
Send a message via MSN to Stuttgart
I did it on my car and a friend of mines car. You basically debaffle the air box by taking out that trumpet looking cone inside the air box out, its right behind ur air filter. I dunno how the 318 air box's look but on the 325's and 328's its pretty simple, and it sounds awesome, very minimal gains but still a gain. It sounds delicious though. lol
__________________
The difference between stick and auto is like night and day in an E30!

89 325i sold
92 325i S52 OBD1 RIP
88 190e 5speed RIP
95 e320 SE RIP
93 190e Daily
08 c350 Summer

03 GSXR 600 RIP
04 CBR 600RR
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axxe
I'm more interested in sticking my banana into the girl on your hood.
Stuttgart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
Darkness95m3
6th Gear Member
 
Darkness95m3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stuttgart
I did it on my car and a friend of mines car. You basically debaffle the air box by taking out that trumpet looking cone inside the air box out, its right behind ur air filter. I dunno how the 318 air box's look but on the 325's and 328's its pretty simple, and it sounds awesome, very minimal gains but still a gain. It sounds delicious though. lol
"Delicious" sounds tasty.
Darkness95m3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 05:39 PM   #5
M3ti Compact
Fuel Efficient 318 Member
 
M3ti Compact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWFORLIFE
Has anyone ever debaffled a 97 318 i did something to my car i think i did it right but not sure...i took off what looks like a small plastic tank next to the air box...now i think this is done right because the part i took off is before the filter which means no harm can be done.....but i just want to make sure
Debaffling is done INSIDE the airbox...I don't know what you might have taken out...the baffle looks like a funnel or trumpet as mentioned before...
__________________
M3ti Compact is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 06:01 PM   #6
BennyL
7th Gear Member
 
BennyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,652
can someone take a pic plz. i wanna debaffle my air box.

mine is on an M44 engine!
__________________

My Ride: E36 318 Convertible - Black Ext. Peanutbutter Int.
BennyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 09:25 PM   #7
euro*
4th Gear Member
 
euro*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: ///M SUGA
Posts: 830
u can also cut out a bigger hole,for more air flow.
euro* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2006, 10:34 PM   #8
E36 Power
DEFINE GF
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 895
Ya you basically need to remove the airbox (unscrewed easily) least thats how I did mine and then remove the piece that restricts the flow into the box and through the filter!
__________________
96' 328i M Tech
E36 Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 11:21 AM   #9
BennyL
7th Gear Member
 
BennyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,652
so, is it before the filter, or after?
__________________

My Ride: E36 318 Convertible - Black Ext. Peanutbutter Int.
BennyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 12:58 AM   #10
Stuttgart
Bmw = Bought My Wife
 
Stuttgart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 525
Send a message via MSN to Stuttgart
It's after, just open it up, take out the filter and have a look around, u can't miss it.
__________________
The difference between stick and auto is like night and day in an E30!

89 325i sold
92 325i S52 OBD1 RIP
88 190e 5speed RIP
95 e320 SE RIP
93 190e Daily
08 c350 Summer

03 GSXR 600 RIP
04 CBR 600RR
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axxe
I'm more interested in sticking my banana into the girl on your hood.
Stuttgart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 07:25 PM   #11
northern_bmw
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont
Posts: 171
can you do this on an e34 535i? i looked at mine and the funnel looking thing that brings air into the airbox can only be removed by cutting it cause it is larger at both ends then where it passes through the box
northern_bmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 04:31 AM   #12
BennyL
7th Gear Member
 
BennyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,652
Anthony, open your airbox and take some pics showing how to debaffle for a 318... our airboxes are retarded compared to 325/328/M3 airboxes.

you said you knew how to do it, when we were over to pick up the DEPO's!
__________________

My Ride: E36 318 Convertible - Black Ext. Peanutbutter Int.
BennyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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 On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.