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BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit, 2001–2006

BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit, 2001–2006
BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit, 2001–2006
BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit, 2001–2006
BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit, 2001–2006
BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit, 2001–2006
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Regular Price: $915.20

Sale Price $777.95

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  • Direct fit for the BMW E46 M3
  • Reduces oil temperatures by 30°F (16.7°C)
  • 10 psi reduction in pressure loss
  • One-piece billet end tanks for maximum reliability
  • Increases oil capacity by 0.44 qt
  • Premade stainless steel braided oil lines with durable -10AN fittings
  • Includes 100% CNC-machined 6061 aluminum -10AN BMW E46 Oil Line Fitting Kit
  • Mishimoto Oil Line Stay included to prevent lines from rubbing
  • Fits with stock and Mishimoto radiators
  • Natural CNC-machined finish
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

The S54 is an incredible feat of engineering. Smooth power delivery, individual throttle bodies, and an 8,000 rpm redline make for an unforgettable driving experience. As with any BMW, maintaining optimal oil temperatures is key to extending the life of your vehicle and ensuring that you're getting an unparalleled driving experience. As many of these vehicles see frequent track time, the team at Mishimoto decided to develop a performance oil cooler kit that would provide improved durability and deliver the power needed for track driving. The result: an extremely efficient core with a proven 30°F (16.7°C) drop in oil temperature. With an increase in core thickness of 110%, this oil cooler kit raises your oil capacity by 0.44 qt. The oil cooler end tanks, cast from a single piece of aluminum and TIG-welded to the core, have been designed for maximum reliability, giving you the confidence you need to push your E46 M3 to the limits.

This oil cooler kit is designed as a complete bolt-in fit, requiring no modification to work with the stock radiator or the Mishimoto BMW E46 Performance Aluminum Radiator. To ensure a complete direct-fit, Mishimoto engineers have designed a fully CNC-machined 6061 aluminum and 303 stainless steel BMW E46 Oil Line Fitting Kit, which makes the removal of the stock hard lines and installation of stainless steel braided lines a simple task.

This kit includes pre-assembled stainless steel lines with -10AN fittings to help direct the oil to and from the cooler, as well as a black Mishimoto Oil Line Stay to keep your lines from rubbing. As with all our products, the Mishimoto E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit includes the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty.

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.

For our complete warranty policy, please click here.

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TECH SPECS

Material 6061 Aluminum

Core Height 3.02"

Cooler Construction Bar-and-Plate

Core Thickness 2.5"

Core Length 23.62"

Fitting Size -10AN

Tank Wall Thickness .16" (4mm)

Engine Codes S54

Chassis Codes E46

Install Torque Specs 10 ft/lbs for Oil Line Fitting Kit bolt.

Caution It is the installer's responsibility to check all line fittings and other connections to assure they are fully tightened before operating the vehicle. Mishimoto recommends that you check all connections at regular intervals, especially during the first few miles after installation. For additional technical information, click here to contact us.

Increase In Oil Capacity 0.44

Temp Difference 30°F

Overall Height 26.1"

Overall Length 3.4"

Overall Width 4.3"

Core Size 23.62" x 3.02"

Inlet -10AN

Outlet -10AN

Purchase Includes (1) Mishimoto Oil Cooler w/ -10AN Fittings
(1) Mishimoto Oil Line Fitting Kit
(1) 1' 8" Stainless Steel Braided Hose with 45° and 45° -10AN Fittings
(1) 3' 5" Stainless Steel Braided Hose with 45° and 90° -10AN Fittings
(1) Mishimoto Oil Line Stay, Black
(2) M6 x 1.0 x 16mm Button-Head Bolts (for installation with Mishimoto radiator)
Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

Also Fits 2001-2006 BMW E46 M3

Engineering Blog

Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 5: Final Data Review

Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 5: Final Data Review

Mishimoto Automotive

September 15, 2014

Interested in purchasing this E46 oil cooler? Check out our product page for more information! Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit The results are in and they are exactly what we expected! This cooler provided huge gains in cooling efficiency. Let’s take a look at the … Continue Reading ››

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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 4: Cooler Installation and Data Collection

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September 12, 2014

Interested in purchasing this E46 oil cooler? Check out our product page for more information! Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit Time to see if this cooler can make a significant impact on fluid temperatures. As before, we borrowed a test fit vehicle from the folks over at Open Road Tuning. Once we had … Continue reading Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 4: Cooler Installation and Data Collection →

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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 3: Cooler Comparison and Adapter Installation

Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 3: Cooler Comparison and Adapter Installation

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September 11, 2014

Interested in purchasing this E46 oil cooler? Check out our product page for more information! Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit Welcome to our third installment of the build! We are nearing the completion of this project, with only some final test fitting necessary and data collection to ensure that this product performs to … Continue reading Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 3: Cooler Comparison and Adapter Installation →

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:
Are dimensions similar to OEM as I have a ESS supercharger kit and need to ensure all fits as everything is snug as it?

Please advise as I am interested in purchasing if it fits.

Thanks
BY:Matthew Vitko | May 15, 2017
A:

Hello Matthew,

Thanks for the message!

Unfortunately, I regret to inform you that we do not have information about how the Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit compares to the stock unit in terms of size, however, we do have the measurements of this product listed on the product page!

Overall Height - 26.1" /
Overall Length - 3.4" /
Overall Width - 4.3" /
Core Size - 23.62" x 3.02" /

Please feel free to contact us directly at support@mishimoto.com if you have any additional questions!

Thanks,
Pat M

BY:Pat Muschamp (Admin) | May 16, 2017

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