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Old 11-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #101
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I bought it, tried to install, but it didn't fit well.
it left no space for my cooler fan.
So I bought a new brand radiator.
And I'm currently trying to give this aluminium radiator for free.
LMFAO! Well, I appreciate the follow up sir. At least you confirmed what everyone told me on my thread, that all of those cheap aluminum radiators on ebay are a no go.

Thanks again
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #102
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I bought it, tried to install, but it didn't fit well.
it left no space for my cooler fan.
So I bought a new brand radiator.
And I'm currently trying to give this aluminium radiator for free.
did you try fitting it with the fans they supplied? or the oem electric fans? or did your car have a clutch fan? if you still have that radiator let me know ill take it and pay for shipping!

I also found this radiator, it looks similar to the one that you had but is 2.75 inches thick instead of 5 inches thick..it really looks similar to the factory non m radiator if its upside down. im not sure though..

http://store.max-redline.com/servlet/-strse-1235/Detail

and sorry for the thread dig! I have no reason to spend over 900 bucks on an aluminum radiator..
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:29 AM   #103
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Having replaced the OEM radiator on my E46 with a custom aluminum piece, I can say the Zionsville piece is actually cheaper than doing it yourself.

You guys are forgetting that to properly replace the OEM piece, you need to add a reservior, pressure cap, lines, and overflow tank. And a custom radiator is very likely to need an aftermarket fan as well....unless someone figures out how to remount the OEM plastick housing.

So as someone that has DONE this, as opposed to talked about it, consider the Zionsville piece to save some headaches.
100% agre - the Zionsville kit is simply awesome quality. I have owned both the PWR and Zionsville.

Sad to say (since PWR is a good Australian company who supplies many F1 teams among other forms of motorsport) but the PWR they supplied me did not fit without major modification - I returned it for a refund. Stick with a BWM specialist like Zionsville- I can not speak highly enough of the attention to detail and quality of there product.
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