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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
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Old Sat, Jul-29-2017, 06:25:09 AM   #21
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Default Re: Best Value vs. Performance Radiator for Track Duty 2017?

I recently installed a CSF radiator. I must say, the fitment was spot on. Some of the radiators mentioned above require some modification to fit properly (or so I've heard). Was really impressed that the CSF dropped right into place.
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BW Radiators = PWR. Top of the line with Zionsville.
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Yes - I've never been off the dead middle in either car (until the 2nd went high at the sustained top end on the dyno - but that car is new to me).

Consider shifting to 100% water + WW - and then changing back at the end of track season.

Some people have been using NanoPro MT's "NanoCool" with water.
Does NanoCool perform better than WW?
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Does NanoCool perform better than WW?
Although strongly endorsed in some track circles - I haven't seen data on it. There is a guy that says he is going to do a same-car comparison and report temp info he collects.

I think one needs to first move to 100% distilled water first (off 50/50 coolant). Then see what temperature results for you in your car/radiator in your track temps.

I'd say that if all water doesn't fix the problem - the difference between WW and Nano aren't going to fix what ails the cooling system.
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Although strongly endorsed in some track circles - I haven't seen data on it. There is a guy that says he is going to do a same-car comparison and report temp info he collects.

I think one needs to first move to 100% distilled water first (off 50/50 coolant). Then see what temperature results for you in your car/radiator in your track temps.

I'd say that if all water doesn't fix the problem - the difference between WW and Nano aren't going to fix what ails the cooling system.
I wouldn't be against using 100% distilled water, and freezing isn't an issue for me here in CA. However my indy tech told me the BMW coolant is also an anti-corrosive. I wonder if that's really true.
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I wouldn't be against using 100% distilled water, and freezing isn't an issue for me here in CA. However my indy tech told me the BMW coolant is also an anti-corrosive. I wonder if that's really true.
It is true, so run 10% or something. Don't the wetter water and other surfactants also have anti-corrosive properties too?
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How many people actually have had the OEM radiators crack at the plastic end tanks?
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How many people actually have had the OEM radiators crack at the plastic end tanks?
I want to know this as well.. I'm at 123k and am thinking about replacing mine with another OEM. But I'm reluctant to spend the money since everything seems fine.

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To be fair, I haven't seen issues with Mishi after their design update
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Running the newer design Mishi as well...also w/no issues and install was pretty much factory like. I wanna try the Koyo rad just becuz, but hear it requires a trip to the hardware store as it doesn't reuse the factory bolts...unless there's been a recent update?
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It is true, so run 10% or something. Don't the wetter water and other surfactants also have anti-corrosive properties too?
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