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      10-12-2012, 12:19 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by CanAutM3 View Post
I surprised about this info, everything I have read so far indicated the early NA M3s had a more restrictive filter...
The 08's and 09's did have a more restrictive filter with an integrated charcoal layer. NA MY 2010 M3's came with a different air box and filter from the EU model M3

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Originally Posted by CanAutM3 View Post
Thanks for the clarification .

The different pin is what I wanted to imply when I metioned the different airbox, I should have been more precise .
You weren't wrong, Tom @ EAS was!!! There are two different part numbers for the air boxes.

One for NA M3s up to 09/2009 production: 13717838567

One for European M3s and US M3's 10/2009 production and later: 13717838566

I don't care if the only difference was the pin, the European M3s up to 09/2009 listed a different part number for the air box than the North American M3s. If you went to the dealer to get the pin they wouldn't know what you were talking about, and they would have to order a complete air box from an EU car or MY 2010 and up NA car. Even though the air boxes are identical save the pin, the part number means they are two different parts to a parts guy!
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