Finally, we made it to our day of testing! We had previously confirmed fitment and made a few minor adjustments to some external end-tank features to improve coolant flow and ease of installation. A member of E90post was kind enough to lend us his vehicle for this round of testing. This 2007 sedan was equipped with a manual transmission, JB4 software and an intake. This vehicle would be ideal for collecting testing data, we have found that the “Average” E9X owner has … Continue Reading ››
Now that we have a prototype E46 radiator, what should we do with it? Test it of course! The data for this entire build is based around radiator testing. Check out the report from our lead engineer.
BMW E46 M3 Radiator TestingTest Vehicle Modifications: Supercharged, intercooler, methanol injection, full exhaust. Professionally tuned @550 whp on pump gas.
Cooling System Upgrades: 13-row oil cooler for supercharger located behind the kidney grilles. Front-mount intercooler (FMIC) located in the front air dam. Upgraded clutch fan … Continue Reading ››
How do you go about redesigning a radiator to make it perfect for track use? After coming to the realization that our existing E46 M3 aluminum radiator was not performing as we would like for track-specific vehicles, our team determined it was time to take action. Our original product was designed some time ago, and our processes, material use, and overall attention to detail have significantly improved since then.
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Test-fitting day! After scouring local forums and maxing out our contact list, we were finally able to locate a 335i owner willing to lend us his vehicle for the day.
Peering into this engine bay reveals … well, not much really. Shrouding and the upper radiator support hide the radiator almost completely. The entire package is mounted fairly … Continue Reading ››
Thanks to an absolutely miserable winter in the mid-Atlantic area (will it ever end?), we have been struggling to find weather warm enough to test our products currently in the development process. To provide accurate, real-world data for our line of cooling products, we are required to test everything at temperatures we expect our customers to experience under normal driving conditions. Testing an oil cooler on a 30°F day is going to provide wildly different results than on a 90°F … Continue Reading ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.