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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
Our friend Andrew at Open Road Tuning was … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

Mishimoto Subaru Engine Display

Finished Subaru engine display What does one do with a blown Subaru EJ20? We asked this question on one of our social media outlets and had a ton of responses. This included a coffee table, flower pot, speaker system, stove, and even a boat anchor. After spinning a few rod bearings during some dyno testing (this WRX led a pretty rough life), we decided it was time to get creative with the remains. With an upcoming open-house event, we were determined to turn this grimy, beaten engine into a display unit for … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 WRX Intake Testing!

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Air Intake

Dyno testing for our 2015 WRX intake has commenced! Check out a few of the videos captured during the development process. http://youtu.be/NYbb5BG14zk http://youtu.be/ZIe1HBrbkxM Thanks for watching!

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Air Intake