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The Rise to Power – Downpipe R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

I think we can all agree that the past couple weeks have been quite eventful here in the United States.

Regardless of which political candidate you supported, it’s time to move on and unify now that our election has concluded. Whether or not we’re happy about the outcome, we – as a society – need to be working together now. But certain Facebook friends can’t seem to figure that out. You all know the one(s). Regardless of their political allegiances, they flood our news feeds with statuses high in pressure and often full of hot air. It’s … Continue Reading ››

Cool Air For the EcoBoost – Intercooler R&D, Part 8: Test Fit and Dyno Data

Greetings, folks, and welcome to the post you’ve all been waiting for! We’ve made a ton of progress lately on the Mishimoto 2011-14 EcoBoost Intercooler, so I am happy to present you with a detailed update. As such, I will cut right to the chase so that you can see what we’ve been working on.

Oh, and I almost forgot – we threw this thing on the dyno and I’ve finally got some numbers for you! Before we get to that, let’s take a look at how this intercooler looks in its final guise and see how it … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 5: Final Data Review

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Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit

Mishimoto E46 M3 Oil Cooler Kit The results are in and they are exactly what we expected! This cooler provided huge gains in cooling efficiency. Let’s take a look at the data we compiled. First up is the core volume comparison.
Core volume comparison
Core volume comparison
As you can see, the Mishimoto oil cooler provides a huge increase in total … Continue Reading ››

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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