View Full Version : Looking for a part

01-14-2008, 10:06 AM
I have an E39 M5 (2000) and I noticed when I was cleaning my air filters that one side had this "thing" and the other didn't. Its a sort of cylindrical shaped plastic with a flutted end that attaches inside the airbox above the filter. I guess to create some sort of air vortex. Anywho the dealer couldn't find this as a separate part. Any help whould be great.

Worst case scenerio I could upgrade the entire air intake system :biggrin:

01-14-2008, 10:20 AM
Head over to www.realoem.com/bmw and have a look. This will let you know if the item you're looking for has its own part number.

01-14-2008, 11:15 AM
Yes I found that site. Its great has diagrams and everything. However this thing isn't showing up. The dealer thought maybe it was a part of the box even though it comes off. Weird.

01-14-2008, 12:45 PM
Is it part number 22 here?


Quantity is listed as 1 for that piece whereas most other parts come in multiples.

01-14-2008, 03:18 PM
Attached is a picture of the part next to a six inch ruler.

01-14-2008, 03:21 PM
Here is the side view.

01-16-2008, 12:09 PM
that only comes with the air box assemblies (#1 in the realoem/ETK diagram) even though it's a separate piece.

(former BMW parts guy)

01-17-2008, 10:47 AM
Thanks bill thats what I was affraid of. Is it that necessary? Stupid question sort of but before I search the ends of the earth for it.