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Old 07-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #61
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Such a magnificent piece of engineering I almost don't want to install it! Instead mount it on the wall and use it as a mirror! (j/k)

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #62
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Such a magnificent piece of engineering I almost don't want to install it! Instead mount it on the wall and use it as a mirror! (j/k)

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You're welcome Mike. It is sick if I do say so myself. ha ha

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:58 PM   #63
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Did the install last night for NA.

Took a few hours on a lift but wasn't that big of an issue but did run into a few obstacles.

First I had to modify the air ducts (http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...51&fg=75&hl=23) to allow for the brackets to fit. I believe I only had to do this because my car is an 05 and BMW modified these ducts after 2003.5. Anyways, I have the CSL bumper, I only had to modify the driver side. I ended up cutting the cup flange protruding into engine bay and then using aluminium tape to cover the hole to seal the air duct that my intake uses. I will modify it yet again to delete the air duct all together and run straight piping all the way to the bumper.

Second I had to modify the mounting brackets since they were too long to fit over the sway bar bushing mount stud and the OEM oil cooler mount onto the radiator. Bench clamp and channel locks fixed that but made the oil cooler sit a little lower. Thus, mounted the Oil Cooler as far forward as possible to give the oil lines clearance from the front sway bar. Also cut the rubber skirts for the OEM oil cooler off the lower piece of the shroud (http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...=51&fg=75&hl=4).

Still wanted to use the OEM front aggregate protective plate (http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...=51&fg=80&hl=2), so I had to modify it to account for the larger oil cooler. The realoem diagram doesn't visually reflect the actual part. The plate is made of two pieces which are glued together. Inside the plate, there a piece of plastic you have to pull off to account for the larger oil cooler. Once you pull that off, with a little finesse of the plastic accounting for width of the new oil cooler you can put the front aggregate protective plate back on.

All in all, install was pretty straight forward. Hopefully some of this information helps.
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Also, my engine is loving life right now. Autox this weekend should be in the 90s and shouldn't be having oil temp problems
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Good info there Mike!! Car is looking good man.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #66
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Good info there Mike!! Car is looking good man.
Thanks Jamie! You too... obviously
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #67
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Also, my engine is loving life right now. Autox this weekend should be in the 90s and shouldn't be having oil temp problems
Great news. Every car is a little different especially with sway bars and minor variations between years. Glad you were able to get it installed in just 2 hours. Let us know how the AutoX goes.

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #68
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I just installed my oil cooler a few weeks ago and i am happy to report it works!!...My car runs a Vortech blower that shares my engine oil and this solved my problems when running in extreme heat and humidity. My car actually runs below 210 while just cruising around and only slightly goes over 210 when I am beating on the car. I would say 212-215 at the most, but then it cools off immediately after i stop beating on the car. The only thing i found myself doing was making my own brackets to have added securing strength in the front on the cooler. I used the pre-existing bracket and holes on the oil coolers duct for F.I. cars that mount to the HPF FMIC, and i just made 2 brackets that use the bottom bolt for the front bumper support and just nut and bolted them together. I can grab the oil cooler and shake the whole car on the lift so it's safe to say it's in there nice and tight. Great piece guys i love it.
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Damn I missed this

Will their be another group buy? Becouse al be all in on that one.
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