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These Air Filter Housing Work on 2002's?


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While looking at alternatives for Weber air filter housings (AFH) for my M10 build, I found these AFH in non-2002s with M10 engines.  I have not seen these AFH before.  They might be adaptable to Webers/2002's.  The AFH in the first photo appears to be clean and efficient.  Your thoughts re: the following, please:

(i) the original use of these AFH and

(ii) their potential use on Webers in 2002's.

Thanks.

Larry

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I briefly discussed similar air cleaners here.  

 

 

I think they're kind of ugly and bulky and would look out of place in a 2002.  The beauty of using a stock air cleaner is that it looks right, because it is right.  I don't know what the inside of those air cleaners look like, but I appreciate the domed bottom of our air cleaners, as it gives such a smooth air entrance.  (The pisser is, you cannot still buy this particular adaptor).

 

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To answer the last question in the last thread you started, the top of the 32-36 and 38-38 are the same, so you can move a modified air cleaner from one to the other.

 

(this thread would have been a nice continuation of the other thread)

 

Tom

   

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My thought on the subject is why bother? 

Just adapt an actual stock 2002 air filter., they look like they belong there. Those non 02 ones dont.

Lots of info floating around here

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Thanks, fsf.  Indeed, you are correct.  There is much info on FAQ re: how to adapt the three types of regular 2002 AFH to Webers with and without oval adapters.  I am wondering if any of the AFH in the OP might be adaptable in a similar manner.  Perhaps even support brackets might be different.  Dunno.

Larry

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I have an oval adapter.  No issue there.

 

Tom, Thanks for the info re: top 32/36 = top 38/38.  Exactly what I needed.  I downloaded your adaptation instructional weeks ago...

 

tech,  On my rebuild and its future home as long as the AFH fits onto an M10 and has a BMW stamped into it, I will be happy.  However, I most likely will us one of the three original AFH because they are more available and have histories of successful adaptability.

 

Larry

 

 

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17 hours ago, 2002#3 said:

LHD E21 euro only 318:

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LHD E30 euro only 316:

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RHD E21 Euro only 315 and 316:

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Labeled them for you.

 

According to realoem.com the last two pictures are the same part used on both the e21 and e30.

 

They all use the same/similar solex 2 barrel carbs as the later 02's, so they all would have to be modified to work on a Weber carburetor.

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FWIW,  the Solex 32/32 DIDTA was a very common/popular carb.

 

A lot of Opels used the Solex 32/32 DIDTA too… Anconas, Mantas, Rekords & GTs

As did a  lot of Mitsubishis … Colt, Galant, Lancer (and their Dodge/Plymouth equivalents)

 

No idea what their air cleaners look like though

 

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I used the bottom part of the Redline rectangular air filter that came with my Weber 32/36. 

Fasten this to an aluminum flange (for strength) and bolt to the bottom of the stock air cleaner.

You can then mix and match the flange for just about any carb ... Weber 38/38, Holley, etc.

Retain the original side mounting pieces to keep the correct air cleaner height (no hood interference).

The wide, thick aluminum disk eliminates the tendency of the thin/brittle air cleaner housing to crack.

John

 

PS: The aluminum reflector tape helps reflect heat away from the carb. Cool is good!

 

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Now, we have some good AFH info flowing here...

 

2002iii, I thought there had to be some sort of commonality with the 3 non-2002 AFH I posted and not seen before.  Indeed, there was:  all Euros.  Thanks for this good info and for labeling photos appropriately.

 

John, You've presented yet another 2002 AFH fabrication option.  I like it.  Thanks for the idea and photos.  You take $5 for that rust-bucket AFH?

 

Larry

 

 

 

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On 1/22/2023 at 3:31 PM, 2002#3 said:

While looking at alternatives for Weber air filter housings (AFH) for my M10 build, I found these AFH in non-2002s with M10 engines.  I have not seen these AFH before.  They might be adaptable to Webers/2002's.  The AFH in the first photo appears to be clean and efficient.  Your thoughts re: the following, please:

(i) the original use of these AFH and

(ii) their potential use on Webers in 2002's.

Thanks.

Larry

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Hi Larry- I have a 38/38 Weber. I modified the stock late model BMW air filter housing. Waiting on some RAL 7043 to finish it off. Issue is clearance w hood.  My mods (appropriated from folks here) seem to do the trick. I have well over an inch of clearance and I cleared the strut brace.  

 

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I am a bit struck by the size of it.  I might do it all over again with an early model air filter housing- much smaller.  For that unit the intake would point towards where the battery was.  
 

 

 

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