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Old 06-23-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Does The Bmc Air Filter Trigger Cel??

Im looking into getting a BMC air filter, I was wondering if anyone has this in their car and if it has triggered a CEL or issues with the MAF?

Please let me know thanks

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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I have a bmc and have had no problems.
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unless you are very careful, there is always the danger of over-oiling it.
The excess oil will then go airborne and may or may not foul up your MAF
When I brought my car to my last service my trusted mechanic gave me the "are you out of your mind" look, pulled out the BMC, threw it in the garbage and replaced it with an OEM filter ....
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:15 PM   #4
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I've been using a BMC for 5 years without issue.

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:04 AM   #5
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BMC filter works great. No issues.

Fabspeed dyno'ed recently on an '03 S and showed a 4hp increase.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:00 AM   #6
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Used a BMC for about 5 years no issues here either. Very pleased with it. Just properly wash it and oil it like any other reusable filter...that is the key to problem free use.
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BMC filter works great. No issues.

Fabspeed dyno'ed recently on an '03 S and showed a 4hp increase.
I wish they would've dynoed a stock car with and without the BMC filter. The basline was 241hp and 220ft/lb at the wheels. They already had a full exhaust on it. It would be interesting to see if the filter by itself can increase power to a bone stock S.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:55 AM   #8
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unless you are very careful, there is always the danger of over-oiling it.
The excess oil will then go airborne and may or may not foul up your MAF
When I brought my car to my last service my trusted mechanic gave me the "are you out of your mind" look, pulled out the BMC, threw it in the garbage and replaced it with an OEM filter ....
Ha ha! That way he can trust you to buy more oem's in the future!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

The debate over aftermarket vs. oem air filters has been going on for a long time.

I'm not trying to continue it.

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