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BMW 3-Series E46 Electric Fan R&D, Part 1: Stock Components and Initial Design

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Non-M Performance Fan Shroud Kit Pre-Sale

Our E46 product line continues to grow. This series of articles aims to tack another offering on our list of performance cooling components. We’ve covered the radiator, expansion tank, and coolant hoses. The only radiator-related item left to tackle is a cooling fan solution. The stock 3-Series E46 offers two different fan options. Automatic models are equipped with an antiquated mechanical fan, while those who row their own gears get an electric fan. Our goal with this project … Continue Reading ››

E46 3-Series Silicone Radiator Hose R&D!

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Non-M Silicone Radiator Hose Kit!

The E46 BMW has been the focus for a ton of product development here at Mishimoto. Recent projects include the Mishimoto Performance Air Intake, Aluminum Radiator, and Aluminum Expansion Tank. To continue our pursuit of supplying a full cooling solution for the 3-series, we also tackled a set of radiator hoses for this model. In typical Mishimoto fashion, we will be looking to improve the durability of the stock design.

Stock Hose Setup

The stock BMW E46 … Continue Reading ››

Filtering Your 6.4L Coolant, Part 2: Final Prototype and Installation

Interested in purchasing our 6.4L coolant filter kit? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Ford 6.4L Powerstroke Coolant Filter Kit

Final Prototype Bracket Welcome back! Our final bracket prototype is in and ready for installation. Check it out!
Mishimoto 6.4L coolant filter bracket
Mishimoto 6.4L coolant filter bracket
Mishimoto 6.4L coolant filter bracket
Mishimoto 6.4L coolant filter bracket
This bracket is constructed from 1/8” steel and is powder coated for additional protection against damage from road debris. We … Continue Reading ››

Filtering Your 6.4L Coolant, Part 1: Initial Prototype

Interested in purchasing our 6.4L coolant filter kit? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Ford 6.4L Powerstroke Coolant Filter Kit

We mentioned in our 6.0L coolant filtration thread that we would be tackling the 6.4L as well. Let’s take a look at some of the components our team has been putting together for the 6.4L kit. Although the 6.4L does not seem to be as susceptible to buildups as is the 6.0L, a coolant filtration setup is certainly still a worthy investment in preventive maintenance. So let’s get started! Filter Housing We’ll start with the filter housing. As mentioned in our 6.0L … Continue Reading ››

6.4L Powerstroke Silicone Hose Upgrade, Part 2: Product Completion and Final Design

Interested in picking up our 6.4L Powerstroke coolant hose kit? Check out our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Ford 6.4L Powerstroke Silicone Coolant Hose Kit

Our full prototype unit has arrived and is ready for some final test fitting! Before introducing our final product, let’s take one last look at the stock hose setup.
Stock 6.4L radiator hoses
Stock 6.4L radiator hoses
Now, check out the Mishimoto prototype kit!
Mishimoto prototype 6.4L radiator hoses
Mishimoto prototype 6.4L radiator hoses
A few … Continue Reading ››