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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Feb-13-2018, 09:02:10 PM   #1
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Default Oil cooler feedback/reviews

Can anyone with experience give feedback/reviews regarding upgrading the oil cooler? Mainly who track their cars?
Trying to see if it's worth the trouble. Can the track drivers chime in?
This is for my daily driver which will see track time ( about once every 1 or 2 months). Is the CSF worth the upgrade?

Thanks for the feedback guys!
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CSF is worth the upgrade. Absolutely massive sitting next to the stock unit.
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CSF is worth the upgrade. Absolutely massive sitting next to the stock unit.
I'm also interested in this. What's your peak oil temp at the track with CSF?

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I've also got the CSF, I think I guestimated that it dropped oil temps 20-30F, no other changes. My setup runs dead center on coolant, both before and after.
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I've also got the CSF, I think I guestimated that it dropped oil temps 20-30F, no other changes. My setup runs dead center on coolant, both before and after.
Any other cooling mods besides the oil cooler? I've been looking at oil cooler + Radiator/electric fan
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I've also got the CSF, I think I guestimated that it dropped oil temps 20-30F, no other changes. My setup runs dead center on coolant, both before and after.
BMWs water temp gauges are garbage. They have a massive range of temps for 'dead center'.

What do you mean guestimated? What did your oil temp gauge say? 20-30 should be easy to see on the stock gauge.

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My setup is stock radiator, aux fan deleted, SPAL electric fan, underdrive pulleys, water wetter, 50/50 coolant, Liqui Moly 10w60, and the CSF oil cooler.

I say guesstimate because I'm basing it off the oil and coolant gauges, I don't have any logger that collects that data on track.
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BMWs water temp gauges are garbage. They have a massive range of temps for 'dead center'.

What do you mean guestimated? What did your oil temp gauge say? 20-30 should be easy to see on the stock gauge.

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That is not true of the e46 M3-- the center buffer zone is only a couple degrees.
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My setup is stock radiator, aux fan deleted, SPAL electric fan, underdrive pulleys, water wetter, 50/50 coolant, Liqui Moly 10w60, and the CSF oil cooler.

I say guesstimate because I'm basing it off the oil and coolant gauges, I don't have any logger that collects that data on track.
How hot does your temps get on track days? Curious because you're running 50/50
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That is not true of the e46 M3-- the center buffer zone is only a couple degrees.
Yep. Its fairly minimally buffered. Unlike none M E46s
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