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      04-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Drives: 2012 BMW E92 M3
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Exclamation Storage length of new and unopened oiled air filters?

Hey guys, haven't seen anyone address this specific topic in relation to cars so thought I would see what gear-heads think.

I am picking up my new 2012 E92 M3 in a few days. I already bought a new BMC air filter for the car but though I would wait to replace the stock OEM filter for a year when it gets dirty and then go with the BMC.

Since I already bought the BMC however, and it's unopened and I presume sealed in a plastic bag, do you all think it's ok to store it at room temperature for a year without risks of it drying out so thats it's good for use in one year? I assume these filters are stored for months before being sold, but thought I would see what you all think. Thanks in advance!

-Dave