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Old 02-21-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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My new intake setup

I've had the K&N cone since October or so, but it was just stuck in there with the adaptor.

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.

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Old 02-21-2004, 09:01 PM   #2
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The back view. As you can see, it's shielded all the way down to the frame.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:18 PM   #3
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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..........
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:08 PM   #4
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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
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #5
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good idea must be homemade
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:44 AM   #6
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Very nice Where did you get it ?? and how much$$??

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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.

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:48 AM   #7
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jay how did you make that? mine intakes the same way yours used to be.. how much did that shield cost u?
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:29 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-22-2004, 02:20 PM   #9
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Nice heatshield Jay.

Looks like you have one on me now......
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Old 02-22-2004, 03:09 PM   #10
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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.

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.
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:42 PM   #11
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with the heatshield on, where does it get airflow from? is there still an opening where air comes in from the outside?
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:50 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:55 PM   #13
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oh yea? ok cool, thanks
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Looks hot! Euh... cool!
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Old 02-22-2004, 05:12 PM   #15
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Looks hot! Euh... cool!
Thanks Al! I just met up with Randy, I'll be shipping your new stuff out tomorrow afternoon.
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