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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 06-22-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Scored an aluminum radiator!



Had to show it off...never guess how much I paid for it.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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Not yet. $350! I couldn't believe it!
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
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I like the expansion tank/reservoir.
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The one head scratcher is you need to T in the heater core return hose to the feed line. Cost cutting?

I will post a review. Might be worth it for a track car. Otherwise stay OEM. Unless you can find a used one...which i've only seen one. Zionsville sometimes has warehouse specials for about $1000
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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Can't tell from the photo - one or two rows? Since mine is FI I am always looking for cooling solutions. Already have an automatic transmission external cooler.

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Can't tell. Its the same thickness as the OEM radiator though.
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Which Et cap does it use ? And what pressure does it run at if it uses its own cap? if you know

Would it accept an OE like cap? Very interested to know

Is it Zionsville or Misumoto?

At the price you got it, its very nice and very usefull BUT make sure you pressure test it BEFORE You put it on. And pressure test it to DOUBLE psi then what you currently run. I dont know what pressur eyou run in your system but make sure you test to double what you run now.

I say that because alot of E39 guys blow though Zionsville rads like crackers at a cheese party.

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Really? For the price you'd think it'd outlast the car.

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I say that because alot of E39 guys blow though Zionsville rads like crackers at a cheese party.
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Really? For the price you'd think it'd outlast the car.
Thats what thought as well.

Its not a concern for any of the M5X E39 , only M62 E39s are having this problem.

Some think its because of the torque the car makes some think its the combination of that and the placement of the "out" nipple on the rad itself .

With anything used you'd want to double check it before you put in on your car and a rad is gotta be the easiest thing to check
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It is a zionsville.

He did a pressure test but I will take your advice and do one as well. I do have to buy a 30psi stant cap for it.
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It is a zionsville.

He did a pressure test but I will take your advice and do one as well. I do have to buy a 30psi stant cap for it.
Would a good radiator shop do a pressure test for you if you handed it to them?

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It is a zionsville.

He did a pressure test but I will take your advice and do one as well. I do have to buy a 30psi stant cap for it.
Go down to 20 psi cap. I have a 20 because i think 30 is a bit much


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Would a good radiator shop do a pressure test for you if you handed it to them?

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I'll just install it and take it to the shop. The radiator is pretty easy to install. The original owner already did one so I'm no super concerned.

I just have to figure out my fan situation...may have to pony up some more $$$ to get the Zionsville wiring kit. So should I go for the single or dual speed fan? What's the benefit of the dual speed? I assume that the high speed on the dual is the same as the single speed?

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