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Old 07-02-2011, 03:01 AM   #1
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Common OEM radiatior upgrades for 323i?

Can anyone tell me what you guys upgrade to? or can upgrade to? Not feeling the single core OEM that came stock on my 323.

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Old 07-02-2011, 04:52 AM   #2
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Can anyone tell me what you guys upgrade to? or can upgrade to? Not feeling the single core OEM that came stock on my 323.

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If you track a lot, then maybe just the Stewart WP, but the radiator should do the job if it's not leaking. You know, mine came out around a year ago...original--at around 195K miles. I was so sad I put it to rest in the woods out back, under a pile of stones so the animals wouldn't get it.

There's an all aluminum one that works for some models...for something like $1000. My replacement was $150 (behr).

If your car's temp rises above 'normal' at all, I'd think other than the radiator; I'd think cooling system overhaul! Since you didn't report an issue other than 'not feeling it,' I'd say that it's fine...but don't feel it too much...the fins are sharp!
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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You could always get these:

http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/s...code/E46AR.htm

http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/s...de/E46CCKM.htm
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:24 PM   #4
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I was thinking more along the lines of ZHP rads...

My e36 is my traq car and it has an oem
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:39 AM   #5
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The ZHP radiator is no different than what you already have according to the part number from RealOEM.com

Part 17119071518 (Radiator) was found on the following vehicles:

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