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I recently changed my front brake pads (Thanks Vincenzo for your DIY instructions). I was inspired to do something similar in terms of the instructions for the air filter change I did at the same time.

If anyone wants to make any suggestions, they're welcome to. I'm attaching what I have so far. I forgot to take a picture of the new BMC filter that I installed (purchased from Formula Dynamics). I'll get that picture next year when I clean the filter.

I noticed an immediate increase in power (could have been psychological though) after the filter was changed. It also could have been that the filter was pretty dirty and restricting air flow. Either way, it's not hard to do and you'll benefit from a clean air filter.
 

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OK, having problems uploading the file. Give me a little while, I'll get it up here as soon as I figure it out. Seems Powerpoint can't be uploaded. I'll put it in a different format.
 

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Andrew - happy to hear you went forward with DIY brake job. To upload, it's best to convert the PowerPoint to a PDF file but choose the option for it to be published as an online document to lighten-up the file size. That way, even those that don't have MS/Office products can view the document.
 

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Bravo Andrew! Great job on the instructions...very clear and well done. Just think how much we could all accomplish on our own if everyone would do something similar whenever they did procedures like this. I've been trying to get a specific sub-forum set up to house all of these in one place but, still waiting for it to happen.
 

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Excellent Job, maybe we should ship a copy of this with the filters!

Best Regards,
-- Jeff
 

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Feel free to Jeff. Or you could direct people here to Maseratilife or put the link up on your webpage to that pdf file. I kind of threw it together fairly quickly, so some of the pictures are just ok. If I find myself with the wheel off again anytime soon, I'll reshoot some photos and get some better angles.
 

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Just passing along an experience I had this past spring when prep'ing my car for an upcoming event.....I pulled all the wheels to clean the fabric wells and decided to clean the BMC air filter while I had the car up. When I got the filter out, I just couldn't believe how many of those whirly-bird maple leave things and bits of leaves were stuffed in between the pleats of the filter...it was simply unbelievable! Then I noticed that on the GS at least, there is an air duct on the front lower bumper that leads directly to the filter box.

Lesson learned....after all the leaves have finally fallen and are off the roads, make it a point to check out and clean your air filter. My car seem much more responsive after doing this.
 

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Just passing along an experience I had this past spring when prep'ing my car for an upcoming event.....I pulled all the wheels to clean the fabric wells and decided to clean the BMC air filter while I had the car up. When I got the filter out, I just couldn't believe how many of those whirly-bird maple leave things and bits of leaves were stuffed in between the pleats of the filter...it was simply unbelievable! Then I noticed that on the GS at least, there is an air duct on the front lower bumper that leads directly to the filter box.

Lesson learned....after all the leaves have finally fallen and are off the roads, make it a point to check out and clean your air filter. My car seem much more responsive after doing this.
Did you give any consideration to screening the intake? I would a negligible effect on inflow but might keep a lot of that crap out...
 

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Did you give any consideration to screening the intake? I would a negligible effect on inflow but might keep a lot of that crap out...
Rick - that's a great idea. I had been looking around on the internet for someone to sell me a sheet of stainless steel mesh of the quality of a Jag grille. I've been wanting to try my hand at making custom mesh grille inserts for the lower spoiler cutouts and to replace the lower quality mesh in the rear bumper inserts. Your idea would actually make the concept provide real functional value.
 

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Just changed out my OEM filter to a BMC. Here is what my engine was "breathing" through, yuck!



While I had the filter box off I gave it and the inner box a thorough cleaning before installing the new air filter. Engine sounds smoother now. Can't wait to open her up later.

Thanks again for the thorough filter changing instructions and photos!!!
 

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