you should remove any filter between your burgundy colored BMW Performance/K&N filter and the black/dark grey Charcoal filter.
The original OEM air filter has an orange rubber border.
If you want, this is a great time to learn how to remove the charcoal filter as per DIY on e90post.
I hope i understood you correctly, if I havent can you help us understand with a few photos.
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, 3.73 diff, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: //M front arm, M3 rack, e36M lip Wishlist: Coils, n55 mnts, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff
"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is