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      10-09-2008, 09:53 PM   #89
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+1, there has got to be a reason for putting that charcoal into the filter and the extra density. Why on earth would M gmbh go through all the effort they did to make the engine what it is and this car what it is to then rob it of performance with a more restrictive air filter unless it was necessary?
At least with the US version of the S85 in the M5/M6, the charcoal filter in the air box was there to filter vapor escaping into the air through the intake after the engine was shut off. There is no charcoal filter in the Euro S85. For the folks that have Euro S65s, did BMW combine the charcoal layer in your filter or is it only in the US version?
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      10-09-2008, 11:12 PM   #90
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Thanks ChinoOrtega, I'll have to come up with an alternative as well. I'm thinking I might try to modify a plastic sleeve to put over the rod.
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      10-10-2008, 10:20 AM   #91
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ChinaOrtega is having the same problem. Your rod seems to be stuck. My rod looks bigger than yours. See below. I would try tapping it with a soft hammer to see if you can make it pop out or maybe WD40 will work...
That could hurt...
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      10-29-2008, 04:34 AM   #92
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I would like to confirm that Euro cars have the shorter rod and you need to make a small modification (using the part from the old stock filter) to make the AFE filter fit.
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      10-29-2008, 12:13 PM   #93
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Thanks for confirming, that's good news that these work on the Euro cars with the stock part. Do you have a picture of this particular installation? It may help some other members with euro cars.
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      10-29-2008, 12:18 PM   #94
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I would like to confirm that Euro cars have the shorter rod and you need to make a small modification (using the part from the old stock filter) to make the AFE filter fit.
Good catch, BMW does list a different part number for the euro M3s:

13727838804 - euro M3
13727838805 - US M3
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      10-30-2008, 04:24 AM   #95
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Thanks for confirming, that's good news that these work on the Euro cars with the stock part. Do you have a picture of this particular installation? It may help some other members with euro cars.
The pictures from emack from the previous page will do!
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