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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 4: Cooler Installation and Data Collection

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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit

Time to see if this cooler can make a significant impact on fluid temperatures. As before, we borrowed a test fit vehicle from the folks over at Open Road Tuning. Once we had the car on the lift, we removed the factory cooler lines and spliced our temperature sensors into the stock lines so we could collect inlet and outlet fluid temperatures.
Temperature sensors installed
Temperature sensors installed
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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 3: Cooler Comparison and Adapter Installation

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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit

Welcome to our third installment of the build! We are nearing the completion of this project, with only some final test fitting necessary and data collection to ensure that this product performs to our standards. First, take a look at the Mishimoto oil cooler compared to the stock unit. Mishimoto prototype oil cooler (right) and stock oil cooler (left) Mishimoto prototype oil cooler (right) and stock oil cooler … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 2: Cooler Design and Prototyping

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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit

Our team now had a functioning oil line adapter to convert from the stock oil filter housing to –AN fittings. Now we would be able to move forward with designing the actual heat exchanger for our kit. We reached out to a few of our local friends and sourced this Oxford green example!
Test vehicle on lift
Test vehicle on lift
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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 ››

2007-2011 BMW E9X 335I/135I Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 4: Final Test-Fit and Data Collection

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BMW 335i/135i Performance Aluminum Radiator

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 ››