In our last post for this project, we went through the stock system and left you with a teaser look at our initial design plans for the filter’s heat shield. We now have a functional prototype fabricated, which will soon be ready for testing. Let’s go through the interesting process of how we were able to make the heat shield and pipe.
Usually, when it comes to creating the pieces to a heat shield, our process involved measuring twice and cutting once with the use of a band-saw, shears and a bender. It was laborious and time-consuming.
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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 ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.