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Old 05-01-2018, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by vodkag View Post
i was thinking about putting BMC filter in when i change it next time (i just got the car and the belt and filters were done just as the CPOed the car along with the oil change)

now that i know the bumper comes off, i am probably gonna do that WITh the PSE exhaust that i am planning to put in :-)
I've read nothing but negative reviews on the BMC filters.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:51 PM
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I've read nothing but negative reviews on the BMC filters.
Doesn't the 918 use BMC filters as the OEM?
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:25 PM
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Nothing wrong with OEM. That said buy what you like.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cas1337 View Post
I've read nothing but negative reviews on the BMC filters.
Arent' they all built like K&N? similar filters with just different brand names? What have you heard negative? I had one on my panny never had issues with the intake itself?
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:44 PM
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It's fine if OEM because the car is tuned to run on those filters.

I debated purchasing a set for my upcoming 40k but decided against it after researching. See the following threads for additional info.

https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...and-n-bmc.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-turb...-the-cost.html
https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...ter-4-gt3.html
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:46 PM
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I have had BMC or K&N type filters on all of my vehicles (BMW M cars, Audis , 987.2S etc.) never have any issues with them.

the only time i am a little concern is when you wash them after 60k miles and reoil them, make sure you dont overdo it and make sure is dry. So just replace it was a new one after 80k miles or so instead of washing and reusing them.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by cas1337 View Post
It's fine if OEM because the car is tuned to run on those filters.

I debated purchasing a set for my upcoming 40k but decided against it after researching. See the following threads for additional info.

https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...and-n-bmc.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-turb...-the-cost.html
https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...ter-4-gt3.html
Thanks - some interesting points for sure. However, there is also some irony to a group of people saying that a reusable air filter is not worth the money while not thinking twice about blowing $1000-1200 for a dealership to change the plugs, filters and "visually inspect" a few things.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:56 AM
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I forgot how much of a PITA it is to change spark plugs.

6 out and 6 new shiny ones in.

The old ones all looked the same so no issues there.

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Old 05-02-2018, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by CSK 911 C4S View Post
I forgot how much of a PITA it is to change spark plugs.

6 out and 6 new shiny ones in.

The old ones all looked the same so no issues there.
How long did it take to change all the Spark plugs?
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:18 AM
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How long did it take to change all the Spark plugs?
It took me 3 hours last night.

I got hung up on a few things and had to reposition car once.

I tried to change them w/o removing the tires. I did the passenger side but got two blocked on the drivers side front plug.

I had to remove the wheel to gain access so I could remove the little lever connected to the control arm which I think is part of the PDCC or headlight leveling.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:49 PM
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Plugs are super easy on a 991, you just have to have a good set of ratchet extensions and u-joints. With the right tools it's 45 mins to an hour. The 3.6 air-cooled twin-plug motors -- now there is an awful plug job.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:41 PM
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The only thing that might take a while are the two plugs nearest to the rear. The ignition coils can be tough to get out because of the tight spacing, but otherwise, the job isn't too bad. Make sure you use a torque wrench for everything - I was an idiot and broke off the head on one of the E10 torx screws holding the plate covering the plugs. Had to reverse thread it out and that was a scary experience haha.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:07 PM
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The exhaust supports are a PITA to work around.

I watched a video today of a plug change on a 991.1 GT3 and it seems like there is so much more room to work w/o exhaust supports in the way. This person might have had an aftermarket muffler in place eliminating the side mufflers and its supports.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:54 AM
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Did a shake down run tonight to make sure I put the car back together correctly.

It's running so nice and smooth ...... now to scorch some roads in North Georgia this weekend as part of Quattro de Mayo.

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