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    BMW performance intake filter element replacement

    I see that BMW has discontinued the filter replacements for the performance intake. Napa Gold 6301 was identified as a good replacement but Im not finding that online either and they dont seem to have a “superseded by’ or other cross reference on the Napa website.

    Does not appear anyone has found a good replacement in the last few years and shared it on the forums (all the threads Im finding are from 2015 or earlier).

    Any other Performance Intake owners here? Found a new replacement filter recently?

    “The Performance filter measures 10.5 X 6.625 inches”
    Last edited by NorCalZman; 09-03-2023 at 10:46 AM.
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT. Built 11-19-04. Bought 4-2012.
    Stock: Nav, leather, PDC, Xenon
    Added by me: OEM Alarm, OEM heated seats, OEM aux kit, OEM Bluetooth, intravee, M3 strut brace, BMW Performance Intake, Nappa leather arm rest, updated LCM (triple blink, euro hazards, trifecta lighting, 3 stage brakes), temp gauge

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    I also wouldn’t mind knowing what is a good filter to use, mine probably needs replacing
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP - BMWP calipers/intake/strut bar/shifter, M3 CSL front/M3 rear rotors, Coby wraps interior, BBS CH wheels, Eagle Eye LED tails, LED fog lights, GC coilovers, Sprint Booster/sport button mod, 4.5 LCM w/ programming, Xtrons 9inch HU, BSW stg1, dynamat, M3 sedan dead pedal, oCarbon CF interior trim, CF seat backs, 2x2 CF MTECH2 diffuser, CF cabin filter cover



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    I bought the NAPA filter at their store several years ago but haven't installed the intake yet! Wish I'd purchase more than one.

    https://www.airfilter-crossreference...vert/NAPA/6301
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

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    I replaced mine late last year, used the Fram CA7598 and it fit perfectly
    2004 BMW 330CI ZHP (well, technically ZAM)


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    Thanks guys. That cross reference site is genius and looks like the Fram filter is on the list too.

    How often do you guys change your filter?
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT. Built 11-19-04. Bought 4-2012.
    Stock: Nav, leather, PDC, Xenon
    Added by me: OEM Alarm, OEM heated seats, OEM aux kit, OEM Bluetooth, intravee, M3 strut brace, BMW Performance Intake, Nappa leather arm rest, updated LCM (triple blink, euro hazards, trifecta lighting, 3 stage brakes), temp gauge

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    NAPA Gold 6301: Discontinued
    AC Delco A1233C (is this GM’s manufacturer brand?)
    Baldwin PA4079
    CARQUEST 88301
    Chevrolet 25099735
    Donaldson P778833
    Fram CA7598
    Hastings AF190
    K & N 33-2068
    Luber Finer AF7873
    PUROLATOR A24881
    Specter HPR7598
    WIX 46301 Discontinued
    MAHLE LX2931 If we want to keep things German, this is an option. BUT Im having trouble finding it online.

    I might suggest you guys buy a few filters of your choice as these seem to be mainly for OLD GM cars and they are being discontinued.

    In my boredom while drinking my tea this morning I did some digging on testing and found an interesting YouTube video about engine air filters, in which he tested Fram, WIX, K&N, Purloator, and a few others.

    https://youtu.be/sJ3L-E-ufYo?si=8qX27nLr0wbObU2-

    Long story short, despite having some of the least filter pleats, the WIX filtered out particles the best while also showing some of the best 0-60 times in the test vehicle.

    I think I am going to buy a few WIX 46301 filters for storage. Edit: Looks like WIX has stopped making the 46301 filter but there were a few new old stock on amazon so I bought them. Napa sells something under the Proformer name under part 26301 that has similar dimensions so I’ll order that and compare it to the WIX filters I found online and report back. Though, it is a lot cheaper than the WIX was so Im going to guess the quality is not as good.
    Last edited by NorCalZman; 09-03-2023 at 10:33 AM.
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT. Built 11-19-04. Bought 4-2012.
    Stock: Nav, leather, PDC, Xenon
    Added by me: OEM Alarm, OEM heated seats, OEM aux kit, OEM Bluetooth, intravee, M3 strut brace, BMW Performance Intake, Nappa leather arm rest, updated LCM (triple blink, euro hazards, trifecta lighting, 3 stage brakes), temp gauge

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    I'm using a Mahle LX2931 and it fits pretty well, not perfect, but it definitely seals.
    Current Garage... '00 R11S, '09 HP2S, '12 R12GSA, '00 Black 323iT (wife's), '02 Alpine 325iT (Eileen, Track Wagon), '02 Japan Rot 325iT

    Instagram @ HillPerformanceBimmers
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeH View Post
    I'm using a Mahle LX2931 and it fits pretty well, not perfect, but it definitely seals.
    Where do you buy it? I am unable to find it in stock.
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT. Built 11-19-04. Bought 4-2012.
    Stock: Nav, leather, PDC, Xenon
    Added by me: OEM Alarm, OEM heated seats, OEM aux kit, OEM Bluetooth, intravee, M3 strut brace, BMW Performance Intake, Nappa leather arm rest, updated LCM (triple blink, euro hazards, trifecta lighting, 3 stage brakes), temp gauge

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalZman View Post
    Where do you buy it? I am unable to find it in stock.
    Eight affordable on eBay:
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...x2931&_sacat=0

    Special order from Summit Racing: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mah-lx2931
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

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    WorldPac which is a wholesale only parts seller. I can send you one, but it would be expensive.

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/ma...ir+filter,6192
    Current Garage... '00 R11S, '09 HP2S, '12 R12GSA, '00 Black 323iT (wife's), '02 Alpine 325iT (Eileen, Track Wagon), '02 Japan Rot 325iT

    Instagram @ HillPerformanceBimmers
    Email to George@HillPerformance.com

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