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BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator, 1988–1999

BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator, 1988–1999
BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator, 1988–1999
BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator, 1988–1999
BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator, 1988–1999
BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator, 1988–1999
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Regular Price: $686.40

Sale Price $514.95

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  • Direct fit for the BMW E30/E36
  • 20% more efficient than stock radiator
  • Reduces coolant temperatures by 30+°F (16.6+°C)
  • 91% increase in coolant capacity
  • 73% increase in core thickness
  • 100% brazed aluminum core
  • TIG-welded to perfection
  • Includes a Mishimoto magnetic oil drain plug with high-quality dowty seal
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

An ideal upgrade for the brittle stock BMW radiator, the Mishimoto E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator provides your vehicle with enhanced reliability and improved cooling efficiency. BMWs are known to have frequent cooling-related failures due to the use of numerous plastic components throughout the system. A simple coolant leak can result in overheating, accelerated engine wear, or head gasket failure. Whether you have a daily-driven E36 M3 or an M20 spinning a large turbocharger, this BMW radiator provides ideal temperatures on and off the track. Most people overlook the importance of installing an upgraded performance radiator in their vehicle. The Mishimoto E36 radiator reduces coolant temperature by 30°F (16.62°C) and is 20% more efficient than the stock radiator. Along with providing an increased coolant capacity of 91%, this BMW radiator improves heat dissipation, which is beneficial for both stock and modified applications. The Mishimoto E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator is manufactured using durable aircraft-quality aluminum end tanks, precision TIG-welded to an efficient brazed aluminum core. The inlet and outlets provide precise leak-free connections, and all factory overflow and temperature sensor ports are present on the Mishimoto aluminum radiator for use with stock sensors and hoses. This performance radiator also includes a Mishimoto M12 x 1.5 Magnetic Oil Drain Plug with dowty seal, which effectively removes metal fragments circulating in the cooling system. The Mishimoto E36 radiator incorporates mounting points for the Euro oil cooler, and it is a direct bolt-on fit for all 6-cylinder E30/E36 models from 1988 to 1991. As with all our BMW parts, this aluminum radiator includes the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty, ensuring superior product quality and craftsmanship.

Mishimoto Automotive (“Mishimoto”) warrants its products under this lifetime limited warranty policy (“Warranty Policy”). This Warranty Policy applies solely to: (i) Mishimoto Products purchased directly from Mishimoto or Mishimoto authorized dealers (each a “Mishimoto Product” and collectively, the “Mishimoto Products”) and (ii) the original purchaser of such Mishimoto Product (“Purchaser”). This Warranty Policy is non-transferable and all claims under this Warranty Policy must be accompanied by the original sales receipt. The terms and conditions of this Warranty Policy are subject to change by Mishimoto at any time without notice.

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TECH SPECS

Material Aluminum

Note This item is for Manual Transmission and Automatic Transmission vehicles. It features threaded rivet provisions for the automatic transmission cooler.

Stock E30 fan shroud does not fit with this product.

Chassis Codes E30
E36

Engine Codes S52
M52
M50TU
M20B25
S50

Fits 1988–1991 BMW 325I
1992–1995 BMW 325I/IC/IS
1995–1999 BMW M3
1996–1998 BMW 328I/IC/IS
1998–1999 BMW 323IC/IS

Overall Height 18.7"

Drain Plug Thread Size (M12) x 1.5

Overall Length 26.8"

Tank Wall Thickness 0.08"

Outlet 1.57"

Rows 3

Inlet 1.57"

Coolant Capacity 4.35 L

Dual Pass False

Purchase Includes Mishimoto Radiator
Magnetic Drain Plug w/ Dowty Oil Seal
(1) M14 Sensor Bung w/ Dowty Oil Seal
(2) M6 x 1.0 x 16mm Flange Hex Bolts
Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

Overall Width 4.1"

Core Length 21.77"

Core Height 17.24"

Core Size 21.77" x 17.24"

Core Thickness 2.25"

Engineering Blog

Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 4: Cooling Efficiency Results

Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 4: Cooling Efficiency Results

Mishimoto Automotive

October 13, 2014

Interested in purchasing this BMW E30/E36 aluminum radiator? Check out the product page for more information! Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator The testing results are in! First, a quick comparison of the fluid capacity improvements the Mishimoto X-line radiator provides. Stock Radiator Capacity: 0.6 gal (2.27L) Mishimoto X-Line Radiator Capacity: 1.15 gal (4.35L) … Continue reading Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 4: Cooling Efficiency Results →

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Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 3: Prototype Test Fit and Performance Testing Process

Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 3: Prototype Test Fit and Performance Testing Process

Mishimoto Automotive

October 06, 2014

Interested in purchasing this BMW E30/E36 aluminum radiator? Check out the product page for more information! Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator Being pleased with our design in comparison to the stock unit, it was time to put this radiator to the test and see how the improvements would impact cooling efficiency. The first … Continue reading Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 3: Prototype Test Fit and Performance Testing Process →

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Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 2: Prototype Radiator Evaluation

Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 2: Prototype Radiator Evaluation

Mishimoto Automotive

September 29, 2014

Interested in purchasing this BMW E30/E36 aluminum radiator? Check out the product page for more information! Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator Alright, the prototype is in and ready for comparison against the stock unit. To show how much different this radiator is compared to our current offering, we would also be bringing in … Continue reading Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 2: Prototype Radiator Evaluation →

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