Category Archives: BMW 3-Series E46 Radiator 1999-2006

Mishimoto E46 3-Series Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 4: Prototype Testing

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Non-M Performance Aluminum Radiator!

  We are pretty pumped about our new BMW performance parts! Our prototype radiator looks and fits great, so now let’s make sure it performs as well as we intended. As we noted previously, we’ve made a variety of improvements over the stock core to improve heat transfer and efficiency. Let’s take a look at the specs!

Core Improvements

BMW E46 radiator coolant surface area comparison BMW E46 radiator … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto E46 3-Series Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 3: Prototype Evaluation

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Non-M Performance Aluminum Radiator!

It’s been a while since our last update. Don’t worry, we have not abandoned our E46 aluminum radiator project. In fact, this may be the most exciting update yet. We are getting closer to bringing you guys a much-needed reliable and efficient radiator solution. Our line of BMW performance parts is growing!

Prototype Images

The wait is over! Check out a couple shots of our prototype radiator! Mishimoto prototype E46 radiator Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto E46 3-Series Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 2: 3D Models

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Non-M Performance Aluminum Radiator!

 

3D Modeling

After some serious 3D modeling work in Solidworks, our first prototype unit is complete. Let’s check out a few of the renders!
Mishimoto E46 3-series aluminum radiator 3D model
Mishimoto E46 3-series aluminum radiator 3D model
Mishimoto E46 3-series aluminum radiator 3D model
Mishimoto E46 3-series aluminum radiator 3D model
As you can see, the rear … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto E46 Non-M Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Radiator Evaluation

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Non-M Performance Aluminum Radiator!

  Car Exterior 3 This project is another one on our list that we decided to tackle after receiving numerous requests from the enthusiasts’ boards, most notably the fellas over at e46fanatics.com. After developing and testing a very efficient radiator for M3 models of this generation, the non-M world identified a critical need for a more reliable radiator solution. As with most BMW vehicles, plastic components within the cooling system necessitate … Continue Reading ››