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Offline Kaydee

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New Air filter time
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:14:57 pm »
Hi everyone,I know this is an old topic but it's time to replace the air filter,I notice that BMC make a direct replacement for the Fiat filter,drops straight into the existing air box,do any of you have an opinion on these,I don't much care about any performance differences,is it just the same as the original ,is it better quality,does it really matter,and is there a cost difference,
Many thanks to you all

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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 08:37:46 pm »
    Do it, you won't regret it :thumb:

    For the £40 outlay you'll notice far more turbo chatter and a deeper intake note.

    You most probably won't notice much of a performance increase, but just for the sound element alone it's worth it :-)

    BMC panel filters have been supplied with Esseesse and Supersport cars, so no issues of compatibility
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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 08:45:19 pm »
    Thanks Will-w,it's the first airfilter change,am I correct that the BMC can be cleaned and reused instead of throwing away and replacing .just curious but are they much more expensive than the standard abarth item

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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 08:48:35 pm »
    Yes, you don't change the BMC - it can be cleaned and reused for years.

    It will come with instructions of what to do and when.  Think they recommend cleaning every 10,000 miles, so I'd do it every service to be safe.

    BMC part number is FB555/01
    « Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 08:51:13 pm by will-w »
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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 08:51:59 pm »
    Thank you,that's all the advice I need
    All the best

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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 08:07:25 pm »
    Where can these BMC filters be purchased from? I am desperate to hear that turbo chatter on my P-Evo Sporting 135bhp  :P :thumb:

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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 08:17:02 am »
    Direct from the dealer as its a Abarth approved part, good old eBay which is where I bought my BMC 500 panel filter from or any online aftermarket seller that lists either the Punto or stocks/distributes BMC products :thumb:
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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 08:41:01 am »
    And if I remember correctly the airbox used in the AGP and APE uses the same filter as pretty much every other GM based car, like the normal Fiat Punto and even Vauxhall Corsa...

    It would be worth checking that first though... I might have dreamt it ;)
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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 01:01:53 pm »
    Thanks for filling me in guys, hope this has helped the original thread author too...

    Just spoken to Fiat about ordering one in and whether there'd be any warranty issues and they're yet to get back to me about it. I assume there wouldn't be any warranty issues as it's an approved part and isn't particularly performance enhancing, but we'll see.

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    Re: New Air filter time
    « Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 10:10:03 am »
    What I tend to do is check on eBay to find the filter, make a note of the product No. then drop the product number into the eBay search as sometimes you can find the item listed else where for less and as long as the product No. is the same your onto a winner.

    Also do the same in google and see if there are any non-eBay sellers who stock the item at a reduced rate, its worth spending half hour or more to save some squids :thumb:
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