In Reply to: Air Filters posted by Raffi on March 10, 2000 at 21:15:47:
I have an easily removable ITG foam/plastic airfilter on my 02. I chose it because my last filter was an aluminum unit which mounted a K&N element. Problem was, it used to hit the inside of the hood and made a dent (long story).
So I chose something that is 2" tall and made of foam, and I don't have to oil it, just clean it with compressed air. I only wish I could develop some way to bring cold air to the filter.
I don't like K&Ns because I don't like having to oil air filter elements, for many reasons. It gets all over the inside of the carb, and probably the inside of the engine as well.
Heck, when people mount K&Ns on modern cars, the oil coats and interferes with the hot-wire or hot-film Mass Air flow sensors, making the car run like crap.
If I had to get another filter, I would probably fabricate a cold air system that picks up air behind the grills, and sends it via tubing to the airbox mounted on the carb, with either a Foam cone filter on the end of the tubing near the grills, or encapsulate the ITG filter with an airbox, and connect it to bare tubing that picks up air behind the grills.
You can get air filters from:
www.racetep.com - Top End Performance
www.bmw2002.com - Ireland Eng.
www.kormanfastbmw.com - Korman Autoworks
and other places as well...
68 1600 (w/2litre)
: My 76 2002 has a Weber 32/36 carb. When I bought it the previous owner had installed a modified air filter housing froma Ford Cortina (yuk!!) What is a good air filter to put on a 32/36. and where can I get one?
: P.S. If anyone knows of someone selling one please email me.