Air filter

JimT

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Hi
Anyone used a good replacement air filter for the granturismo?
K+N do some but it doesn't list the granturismo.
Alternatively anybody had any experience with Bmc filters?
Thanks
 

StuartW

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I have a BMC panel filter in the air box of my GT but purely because it can cleaned & reused rather than wastefully replaced at each service. I can't imagine it really makes any real world performance difference like a cone filter would but to my knowledge, there is nothing like that available off the shelf for a GT.
 

JimT

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Thanks.
Bmc looks a bit more sturdy and like you said certainly less wasteful
 

StuartW

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If you went for a cone filter, you would certainly get more suck but it would need an air intake in your bonnet even bigger than the one in the Stradale

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azapa

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Just a feeling, but that cone filter looks too small for a 4.7lt V8 sucking air at high rpm.

Regarding the BMC, it gives me shudders (maybe I'm wrong here) with its oiled element - maybe an old wives tale, but oil damages the MAF eventually.
 

StuartW

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If the oil is applied to the filter in the correct, sparing manner, then I can't see it being an issue and these oiled filters are very widely used, and I am not aware of anyone having any issues.

As for the cone filter, it works just fine for the Trofeo cars with the over sized intake!

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Gazcw

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BMC are available from eurocarparts. They have to order them in though. Mine was on sale for £66 with free delivery.
 

JimT

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Cool thanks.
Had a bsr cone filter on my saab turbo x. Loved it.
Havnt got the air intake so will have to stick to panel version because of engine temps.