The internal combustion engine in your vehicle is really just a big, complex air pump. Air gets sucked in, mixed with fuel, burned and sent back out in the form of exhaust. But since air around motorways tends to be dusty, dirty, debris-laden, there needs to be a filtration device to stop all that engine killing crud before it makes its way to your engine’s internals. Enter, the car air filter.
Whether it’s a Audi A4 air filter, a VW GOLF air filter or a Alfa Giulia air filter, if it’s the OEM filter, it’s made of paper. The paper forms a tight weave that lets the air pass but catches the crud. The problem is that they eventually get clogged with the crud and need replacing. Not really a big deal, but it will cost you every time you change it, and you’re forced to toss something else in the local landfill.
Then there are reusable performance filters from brands like BMC air filters. These are made from a cotton-gauze weave that’s saturated with special oil. The cotton lets way more air through, thus adding performance, and the oil catches all the crud. And, when they get clogged, you simply wash, re-oil and reinstall. No trash and your filter lasts for life.
Sprint Filter with P08 has reinvented the concept of a special air filter. Unlike materials like cotton which fiber breaks easily or sponge that is inconsistent under pressure but an innovative polyester material that allows an air passage to be constant and calibrated. With the subsequent two patented waterproof air filters P037 and P08F1-85, Sprint Filter has allowed the use of a performance air filter even in dusty conditions (P037) and to reach unthinkable results for any other manufacturer of performance air filters with same filtering power (P08F1-85).
Sprint Filter air filters cleaning procedure is straightforward and quick: use an air jet, in the opposite direction of suction, to remove most of the debris collected. No washing or drying is necessary, so the filter can be refitted immediately. Maintenance of the air filter is essential for the protection, care, and efficiency of the engine. A clean and undamaged filter will always ensure the correct quantity of clean air for the air box. Another air filter maintenance aspect is how long it takes to clean. Apart from the time required for disassembly and reassembly, cotton and sponge air filters demand downtime for washing, drying and oiling the filtering element, none of these operations are required with a Sprint Filter air filter.
Sprint Filter P08, P037 e P08F1-85 sono nati nelle competizioni. Sprint Filter P08F1-85 è il filtro aria più utilizzato nei Campionati del Mondo MotoGP, WTCR, Moto3, Superbike, Supersport e Superstock. Sprint Filter sperimenta ogni giorno nuove soluzioni alla ricerca di massima filtrazione e della minima perdita di potenza. Nelle moto annoveriamo tra i nostri campioni piloti del calibro di Maverick Viñales che ha vinto con noi il Campionato Moto3 (2013), Kenan Sofuoglu (Supersport 2010, 2012 e 2016), Sam Lowes in Supersport (2013), Michael Van der Mark (Supersport 2014), Niccolò Bulega (FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship 2015), Lorenzo Dalla Porta (FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship 2016). Nelle auto siamo Campioni del Mondo WTCC Costruttori con il Team Castrol Honda (2013) e siamo fornitori unici delle Honda Civic TypeR del Mondiale WTCR e di tutte le Honda Civic TypeR TCR dei Campionati TCR nazionali. Dal 2019 siamo fornitori unici delle Alfa Romeo WTCR e di tutte le Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR delle serie nazionali. Dal 2013 siamo Fornitori Ducati sulle moto 1199 PanigaleR, 1199 Superleggera, 1299 Superleggera, 1299 PanigaleR Final Edition, Panigale V4 Speciale, Panigale V4R. Siamo stati Fornitori Ufficiali di KTM per tutte le Moto3 (2014, 2015 e 2016), Mahindra per tutte le Moto 3 (2013, 2014, 2015), e di Aprilia Racing (SBK e MotoGP) a partire dal 2015.
BMC air filters are designed and produced to ensure a higher air flow than original paper filters. In F1, for example, BMC cotton filters minimize the loss of air flow pressure passing through the air filter; this way ensures the best conditions for full exploitation of maximum power. Therefore the benefits of replacing the original paper filter with BMC cotton air filter, produced using the same technology and materials as the F1 air filters, are evident.
Qualified engineers using advanced software and expert technicians using the latest technologies produce BMC air filters. An F1 filter must be very light, must be made of the best raw materials and must improve performance. For this reason we use only alloy mesh with epoxy coating to ensure protection from petrol fumes and from oxidization due to the humidity of the air. The filtering material is composed of a special cotton gauze soaked with low-viscosity oil to give you the best air permeability.
BMC technical staff has developed a particular production system based on soft rubber moulding which produces the familiar BMC red filters. They are made in one single piece with no welded joints in the corners, thus avoiding breaking risks. This system, called "Full Moulding" comes from R&D in F1 and it is significant of BMC air filters' technical and quality specifics.
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