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DIY: Panamera Turbo Air Filter Replacement

Follow each video in the presented order.
Take out headlights, followed by remove bumper, then remove air filter for replacement.

Hope this will give you details you need to save few hundred bucks by doing it yourself.
Entire process will be about 3 hours (first time - subsequent shaves off an hour or so), going nice and slow, making sure to taste some beer in between tasks.



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Those are great how to videos. Do you have one for the heater valve replacement?
 
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Not at this time. Sorry.


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Those are great how to videos. Do you have one for the heater valve replacement?
 
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Last video: no need to remove top air intakes and all air box, just unscrew those 8 bolts from air box cover and remove bottom part and replace filter.
 
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I did that @30K miles way early and replaced it with BMC filter https://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/...619-V9292.aspx
The video to remove the front bumper is excellent . you may need 2 people to pull it out and put it back in the rail.
I see no change on performance. LOL ...

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I love saving money. I think wife loves it more.
 
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Agreed !!!
 
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Originally Posted by dougcayenne View Post
I did that @30K miles way early and replaced it with BMC filter https://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/...619-V9292.aspx
The video to remove the front bumper is excellent . you may need 2 people to pull it out and put it back in the rail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H9WfNerQm8
I see no change on performance. LOL ...

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I'm debating whether it's worth the BMC or just getting a Mahle replacement. Knowing what you know now, would you bother spending the money to get the BMC again?

I will note, I am tuning and may even consider other mods in the future, which is often when you start to see the value of the higher flow air filters.
 
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IMO, I would replace with OEM vendor, instead of BMC. I was thinking same before doing mine.
Looked online, recalled some info from past experience, and decided the benefits are so little, that allowing more dirt into the engine is not worth it.
The BMC will allow more air into the engine, but will also allow more dust. Plus you have to condition the filter more often too.
Porsche already took performance into consideration at design, so going OEM is a very safe and good choice already.
If I was to try mod the car to squeeze every ounce of power, then may be different story, may choose BMC. I am not in the game of comparing 600hp vs 600.8hp.
So I chose OEM. Hard to tell anyone what to do. You must choose what you think is best per direction you are trying to go with your car.



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I'm debating whether it's worth the BMC or just getting a Mahle replacement. Knowing what you know now, would you bother spending the money to get the BMC again?

I will note, I am tuning and may even consider other mods in the future, which is often when you start to see the value of the higher flow air filters.
 
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Yes, I think I would do OEM filter instead of BMC, cheaper. I normally change air filter for every 2-3 years - inexpensive. Even at 30K miles Air filter was dirty. carbin filter every year in the fall since I have an allergy.
 
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A few thoughts I found compared to most videos when removing the bumpers.

a) When following Insane Garage instructions they advise not to disocnnect the headlight washer line because it may make a mess. This is silly - it is a very easy disconnect, didn't create a mess and made it much easier to work.
b) Watch the foam bumper pad when re-installing, if it slips out of place when putting it back it makes the re-install awkward.
c) I did the air filter change while the car was up in ramps (did oil change and other maintenance at the same time). It was actually easier flat on the ground.
d) It is easier for a second person to help, but I was able to do the removal and re-install by myself without assistance.
 
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A few years back I did BMC in my Cayenne Turbo, they took out both MAF sensors which I replaced and went back to stock filter. An expensive lesson.
 
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A few years back I did BMC in my Cayenne Turbo, they took out both MAF sensors which I replaced and went back to stock filter. An expensive lesson.
Maybe due to the oil in the element. Go with AEM dry-flow or AFE power. (no oil)
 
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Yes, if oil from filters gets onto maf wires you will have problems. Trick is to ensure filters are not drip wet when air blowing on them.
 
 
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