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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 06-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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Non-M Aluminum Radiator - Frustrating Search

I will post this in the drivetrain section as well because non FI people will also be interested.
As part of my AA/2 installation I wanted to get away from the OEM radiator with its plastic end tanks and go to an aluminum radiator. Since I have an automatic transmission I also opted for a bigger transmission oil cooler thus I would only need a manual transmission version radiator. I started by ordering a PWR radiator only to be told a week later that PWR has stopped bringing in this particular radiator. Then I inquired about a Mishimoto radiator and found that they are in the prototype stage for the non-M version. Next, I ordered a Mizu radiator (actually the cheapest one so far), it came in damaged so a replacement was ordered. We then discovered today that the replacement (along with the 1st one) has a manufacturing error on it - both hose connectors are welded on backwards so that the angled bevel up to the clip circle is facing the radiator not the hose. I know, you get what you paid for and it was the cheapest of the three. While we wait on what Mizu is going to do I will use my OEM radiator. In case Mizu does not cooperate, does anyone know of a cost effective aluminum radiator for the non-M?

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Old 06-23-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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Zionsville, but it's really expensive.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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Zionsville, but it's really expensive.
X2 Brady nailed it
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
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For $1K, the Zionsville presently is way too rich for just a radiator so I will stay with my OEM radiator until Mizu can fix their mistakes. OR, someone here can provide a good alternative.

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No alternatives until Mishimoto brings their non-M radiator to market.

I'm at 92.5k miles on my OEM radiator and nothing bad has happened.
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Today, a Mizu engineer stated that the diameters of the radiator hoses are different between manual and automatic transmissions - is this true?

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Old 07-02-2010, 12:08 PM   #7
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PWR does list a non m fitment on their website fyi
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Really? That must be new.
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http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/p...7-p-50316.html

~$600...not too bad!

But...Zionsville had a slight blem model which they offered me for $1000. I think the extra money would be worth it to avoid the headaches of replacing the expansion tank.
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