Category Archives: BMW 3-Series E30/E36 X-Line Radiator 1988-1999

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

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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) This is an increase in capacity of 91%! This additional fluid, combined with our highly efficient core design, should easily produce great gains in cooling efficiency. Let’s evaluate our charts obtained from the testing data. First up, our raw temperature data from both rounds of … 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 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 true test for this radiator would be fitment. Although this product was designed based off of dimensions from the stock radiator and the engine bay of an E36 M, we still had yet to drop this unit into a vehicle to ensure that all components bolted … Continue Reading ››

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

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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 one of these radiators to observe the differences. First, let’s take a look at the stock radiator we have. This unit was used to pull critical fitment dimensions.
Stock E36 radiator
Stock E36 radiator
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Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 1: Product Introduction

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Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator

Mishimoto is well known for providing innovative products for vehicles new and old. Our last few months have been dedicated to product development for the new 2015 Subaru WRX, which features a vast amount of changes from the previous generation. Along with these projects, we decided to go back to an older chassis and develop a brand new product for the E30/E36 BMW. We are huge BMW enthusiasts here, myself included, and we have found a gap in … Continue Reading ››