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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, Sep-09-2014, 06:41:57 PM   #21
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Looking for track data logging.
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Well this build is coming together really quick!

Looks awesome.
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Old Wed, Sep-10-2014, 03:28:05 PM   #24
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Thanks for following along guys! We should have another update within the next few days.
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Old Thu, Sep-11-2014, 03:13:03 PM   #25
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Another quick update guys!

Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 3: Cooler Comparison and Adapter Installation

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 (top) and stock oil cooler (bottom)


Mishimoto prototype oil cooler (top) and stock oil cooler (bottom)


Mishimoto prototype oil cooler under stock oil cooler

The Mishimoto oil cooler is massive compared to the stock unit. Greater size will provide improved capacity that will aid in reducing temperatures. Additionally, the Mishimoto cooler is constructed using a bar-and-plate core that our engineering team designed. This core will provide improvements in heat transfer compared to the stock tube-and-fin cooler. For reference, the images below show the core size difference.


Stock oil cooler thickness


Mishimoto oil cooler thickness

The Mishimoto oil cooler boasts an increase in thickness of over 1 inch! We will have a more in depth evaluation of the core size later on. First, letís install our oil line adapter setup in preparation for cooler testing!


Mishimoto oil line adapter installed


Mishimoto oil line adapter installed

That concludes the third part of our build log. Next time we will be installing our prototype cooler, setting up our sensors and lines, and collecting testing data for our cooler design.

Thanks for reading!
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Another quick update guys!

Mishimoto BMW E46 M3 Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 3: Cooler Comparison and Adapter Installation

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 (top) and stock oil cooler (bottom)


Mishimoto prototype oil cooler (top) and stock oil cooler (bottom)


Mishimoto prototype oil cooler under stock oil cooler

The Mishimoto oil cooler is massive compared to the stock unit. Greater size will provide improved capacity that will aid in reducing temperatures. Additionally, the Mishimoto cooler is constructed using a bar-and-plate core that our engineering team designed. This core will provide improvements in heat transfer compared to the stock tube-and-fin cooler. For reference, the images below show the core size difference.


Stock oil cooler thickness


Mishimoto oil cooler thickness

The Mishimoto oil cooler boasts an increase in thickness of over 1 inch! We will have a more in depth evaluation of the core size later on. First, letís install our oil line adapter setup in preparation for cooler testing!


Mishimoto oil line adapter installed


Mishimoto oil line adapter installed

That concludes the third part of our build log. Next time we will be installing our prototype cooler, setting up our sensors and lines, and collecting testing data for our cooler design.

Thanks for reading!
Thanks for the update. This is looking like a solid option if the price is competitive for those of us who need to upgrade (me)- would be curious to see how this compares to the bimmerworld unit.
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Thanks for the update. This is looking like a solid option if the price is competitive for those of us who need to upgrade (me)- would be curious to see how this compares to the bimmerworld unit.
No problem, thanks for taking the time to look through it. Our pricing will be very competitive with the other options on the market. Unfortunately, we do not publish any product testing results against competitor components. We will be doing a full cooling comparison against the factory cooler which will be posted up either tomorrow or early next week.

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The new AN lines look to be routed the same as factory, so I suspect the length is similar to stock. The diameter of the lines looks to be larger than factory.

Will you be able to detail the oil pressure differences pre/post oil cooler upgrade, including oil pressure when the engine is hot/cold at idle and in operation?

Between this build and the e46 radiator build you guys seem to have really taken an interest in upping your build quality. Hats off! I've received great customer service from Mishimoto when dealing with your older style e46 radiator, frankly I wish you nothing but the best in business. I may be a part of this oil cooler buy too!
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No problem, thanks for taking the time to look through it. Our pricing will be very competitive with the other options on the market. Unfortunately, we do not publish any product testing results against competitor components. We will be doing a full cooling comparison against the factory cooler which will be posted up either tomorrow or early next week.

Thanks again!
Looking forward to the test results- any insight on potential release date?
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how much more oil capacity is this over stock?
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