Hey guys - another update.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take an E46 M3 with a CSL airbox for a drive. And as you could imagine I was hooked on the raw induction sound.
I had often heard how awesome this intake was but always thought it was unobtainable endeavour due to the cost mostly, and second the complexity.
After talking to the owner (M3 power) he explained actually how simple it really was mechanically.
I had already seen the magical wizardry that Tom was capable of but when he said he'd help me out with the CSL tune and ECU. It meant that what I thought was unreachable now didnt seem so far away.
And as the stars aligned a Geoff Steel airbox came up for sale so I had to snap it up.
I got to work and started ordering the bits I needed to put it all together. With many texts to the experts, I soon had the bits and started.
Instead of buying a lot of the genuine parts, I used some aftermarket options.
I had to slightly bend the oil dipstick to accomodate the airbox but soon realised that the bonnet wouldn't close and I didnt want to bend it anymore so I cut the top off and put a key ring though it.
Second was the adding the map sensor. I used the cheaper gm map sensor but had to add 6mm pipe to supply the sensor so using the ttfs rail as basis I made my own budget rail.
But I have to thank the wizard himself, Tom (M3 power). If it weren't for him I wouldn't have been able to do this. So thanks for being a top bloke and helping a meer mortal.
Anyway, pictures tell the rest.