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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, Aug-17-2010, 05:55:56 AM   #41
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i'm going oem
i read about poor fitment issues but the above post verifies it for me
plus i doubt by the time the oem one needs to be replaced again, i'll still have the car
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Old Tue, Aug-17-2010, 01:09:18 PM   #42
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well, like I said earlier, with OEM you don't have to cut,grind,modify anything. It'll work just fine, street or track application. I just replaced mine at 132k, I'm supercharged and radiator was 100% fine. I replaced it for peace of mind.
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Old Tue, Aug-17-2010, 07:16:40 PM   #43
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well, like I said earlier, with OEM you don't have to cut,grind,modify anything. It'll work just fine, street or track application. I just replaced mine at 132k, I'm supercharged and radiator was 100% fine. I replaced it for peace of mind.
This is why I'll go OEM. Perfect fitment and perfect perfomance over 100k+ and 20+ track days. My engine is 100% stock, but with age and miles, I'll be doing the overhaul for peace of mind as well. I'm early in my research, but it looks like if you buy from various vendors, you can get the whole system (radiator, fan clutch, water pump, thermostat, temp sensor, fluid, hoses, clamps and other hardware) for right around $1k.
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Default Re: Anyone install a Mizu aluminum radiator? Feedback needed please

I had my mechanic try to install the Mishimoto in my e46 M3 with VF Stage 2 s/c, but it did not fit because it was too thick (from front to back). It took them a long time to fit it in, and then when they finally got it to fit, the fan (the one with the fan clutch that is connected to the engine) didn't fit. The VF Stage 2 kit has a radiator for the charge cooler which moves the OEM radiator closer to the engine.

If the Mizu is really the exact same thing as Mishimoto, then the Mizu will not fit with a VF kit installed.

Can someone please recommend an aluminum radiator that will fit with the VF kit?
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Old Sat, Aug-06-2011, 01:13:00 AM   #45
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^Just go with a Zionsville. That's what I plan to get, but been fixing other stuff that's been going out on my car. I've seen quite a few VF engine bays running the Zions. My OEM is still running strong tho at 119k...
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I recently bought a mishimoto radiator for my e46 and when I went to install it it was not a direct fit as advertised, and once we finally got it in we realized that the inlet and outlet tubes were welded on backwards so the radiator hoses would not slide and clip on. I bought the radiator off of an ebay seller/distributor for mishimoto and when I contacted them they said they could do nothing for me. I ended up calling mishimoto directly and they said that they were aware of the problem with some of the first runs of the radiators and that they were in the process of re-doing them to make them right. The guy I spoke to was very helpful and ended up contacting the seller that I bought it from and got him to give me a refund and then mishimoto in turn credited him. I went for it b/c it was a lot cheaper than most others, but in the end ended up going with one of bimmerworld's aluminum radiators and oil coolers
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Default Re: Anyone install a Mizu aluminum radiator? Feedback needed please

I ordered the Zionsville and will update the thread after I receive it or install it. I called Zionsville (Dwight) on the phone and he said that it has the same dimensions as the OEM radiator except that the side tanks are more squared off instead of rounded. He said that if the OEM radiator fits with the supercharger kit, then the Zionsville one will fit, too.
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^Good choice! What are the zions going for these days? Did you get the spal as well? Post some pics or impressions of it once you get it!
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^Good choice! What are the zions going for these days? Did you get the spal as well? Post some pics or impressions of it once you get it!
It's $1015 directly from them. I'm getting the radiator alone. It is Type 11. I expect to receive it about 10 days from now.
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Default Re: Anyone install a Mizu aluminum radiator? Feedback needed please

Where is the Mizu made? The Mishimoto is made in china I know. I had a Mishimoto in my S2000. After looking at the AEM logs it was worse then the factory unit. I ripped it out and put a Koyo in. The Koyo was way better.
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