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      08-13-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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Quick check. On the E92 M3, in the engine bay right next to the cabin filter cover to the outside there is a small well or dip. In there is a small plastic basket that is loose and not secured. Is there a cover missing in this area?

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Nope, basket is loose so you can remove it and shake out the debris. Its on both sides.
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Nope, basket is loose so you can remove it and shake out the debris. Its on both sides.
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Nope, basket is loose so you can remove it and shake out the debris. Its on both sides.
+2.that's a good thing to do every so often.even though the car is garaged,it usually has debris there when i check it.my guess is that that's where outside air gets pulled into the cabin.
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Those are the exclusive m3 leaf baskets! Very convenient!
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+2.that's a good thing to do every so often.even though the car is garaged,it usually has debris there when i check it.my guess is that that's where outside air gets pulled into the cabin.
no they're the drain from the drip rails. Run a hose over the car and you'll see; the idea is not to plug em up where they're not accesible to clean
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no they're the drain from the drip rails. Run a hose over the car and you'll see; the idea is not to plug em up where they're not accesible to clean
thanks,it's helpful to know what they actually are.
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no they're the drain from the drip rails. Run a hose over the car and you'll see; the idea is not to plug em up where they're not accesible to clean
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Thanks for all the info people.
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Any of you notice the outer side of each cabin filter is open underneath and you can see / feel the filter?
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the driver's side one doubles as a valet ticket waste basket. I clean mine out every car wash.
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I used to clean it up every couple weeks. Nice and easy to access.
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