I've read enough to believe what I'd reported as true. It's all here...many, many discussions about the pros and cons of oiled filters. The only pro is that they're cheaper...the cons are that they mess up MAF and let bigger particles to pass through.
I'm not a doctor either...but have read far more posts than I've posted...and have learned to consider my sources pretty well.
I'm so depressed. No one wants to come see me. :(
Mangofy your E46!