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

Interested in purchasing our E46 aluminum radiator? Check out our product page linked below!

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

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E46 3-Series Aluminum Expansion Tank, Part 3: First Prototype

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Mishimoto E46 3-Series Aluminum Expansion Tank Pre-Sale

Big news for our E46 followers! Our aluminum prototype of the BMW E46 expansion tank is complete. Gone are the days of roadside tows and antifreeze puddles messing up your driveway. Enjoy the images of our awesome prototype below!

First Prototype Images

Mishimoto prototype BMW performance parts
Mishimoto prototype BMW performance parts
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Mishimoto E46 3-Series Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 3: Prototype Evaluation

Interested in purchasing our E46 aluminum radiator? Check out our product page linked below!

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 ››

BMW E46 3-Series Silicone Intake Boot Development!

Interested in picking up one of our E46 intake boot kits? Check out our product pages at the link below!

BMW E46 Silicone Intake Boot kit!

During the development of our new intake system for the 1999–2005 BMW 3-series, we identified yet another component that would be a vital upgrade as the E46 chassis begins to age (gracefully though, right?). With a lack of support in offerings for a silicone E46 intake boot set, we decided to design a set that would replace the failure-prone stock rubber units. If you’ve ever owned a BMW (E30, E36, E46, etc.) that utilizes such … Continue Reading ››

BMW E46 3-Series Intake System R&D, Part 3: Final Prototype

Interested in picking up our E46 intake system? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto BMW E46 Performance Air Intake

Final Intake Images

With successful testing data acquired from our first prototype, it was time to make a final prototype and perform our last test fit before producing a batch of final intake systems. Check out a shot of the shroud, intake hose, and filter!
Mishimoto E46 air intake shroud, intake hose, and air filter
Mishimoto E46 air intake shroud, intake hose, and air filter
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