Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 1: Product Introduction and Component Prototyping

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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit

The BMW S54 won the “International Engine of the Year” award at its inception in 2001 and was consistently on “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” list for four years. It’s hard to argue against the E46, an 8,000 rpm, 3.2L straight-6 producing over 330 hp and 260 ft-lb of torque, with a competent chassis, an exhaust note that straightens the neck hair of all within earshot, and a body styling that is unmatched in uniqueness. Although my opinion is slightly … Continue Reading ››

2011–2014 Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 3: Prototype Test Fitting

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Mishimoto Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Aluminum Radiator

Now that the prototype was complete and all dimensions checked out with our drawings, it was time to drop this into a truck to ensure that fitment was spot on with all engine bay components. To give you an idea of the scale, take a look at this unit next to one of our Subaru WRX aluminum radiators. Mishimoto 6.7L Size comparison of Powerstroke prototype radiator (left) and Subaru WRX aluminum radiator … <a href=Continue Reading ››

2011–2014 Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 2: Prototype Design Evaluation

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Mishimoto Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Aluminum Radiator

Time to design a new radiator! Now that we had the factory radiator removed and the engine bay dimensions documented, we needed to determine the individual dimensions of the factory radiator. We set the radiator up on our Romer arm to begin drawing this component in 3D. Check it out!
6.7L Powerstroke factory radiator modeling
6.7L Powerstroke factory radiator modeling
This tool allows our engineers to capture dimensions in … Continue Reading ››

2011–2014 Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 1: Product Introduction, Explanation, and Factory Radiator Analysis

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Mishimoto Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Aluminum Radiator

The Ford Powerstroke 6.4L has not had a fantastic reputation for radiator reliability. Radiator failures are nearly a guarantee, with many vehicle owners experiencing frequent failures in an extremely short time frame. Ford began tackling the problem with a variety of Technical Service Bulletins for coolant system upgrades to remedy the issues. To provide even more protection, the team at Mishimoto developed a very successful bolt-in radiator for the 6.4L that eliminates several common failure points in the factory … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Direct-Fit Baffled Oil Catch Can System, Part 3: Final Product Reveal

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Subaru WRX Baffled Oil Catch Can System

The final kit is ready for installation! After months of development and test fitting, we finally had our completed prototype components ready for fitment verification prior to mass production. Check out all of the components below! First, the passenger side catch can bracket for the PCV system.
Final PCV catch can bracket
Final PCV catch can bracket
Next up is the finished version of our dual port … Continue Reading ››

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