E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke

Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke
Discuss supercharging, turbocharging and even nitrous and water injection here.
Sponsored by Active Autowerke

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 4.50 average. Display Modes
Old 05-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #61
acpstunts
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Posts: 1,260
My Ride: E46 330ci / E53 X5
So after research and calling BWR supposedly this WILL fit a non M?

http://www.amautosports.com/product....-99-07-325-328

http://www.bwrusa.com/ProductDetails...ode=RAD%2DBM03

Has anyone verified this, because the guy on the phone said it will fit, but i kind of have my doubts.
__________________
acpstunts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 02:17 PM   #62
KDiggityDog76
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 45
My Ride: 2003 330i ZHP
LOL! I thought they were supposed to keep us all in the loop and let us know when it came out.
Actually this makes me pretty happy! Now who's going to be the guinea pig??
KDiggityDog76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 04:16 PM   #63
acpstunts
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Posts: 1,260
My Ride: E46 330ci / E53 X5
Im waiting for an email back and ill be purchasing it. So ill keep you guys updated
__________________
acpstunts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #64
acpstunts
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Posts: 1,260
My Ride: E46 330ci / E53 X5
Does anyone know who they spoke too regarding the production of the non m radiator... the guy i spoke too definitely didn't know what he was talking about and i wanna be 100% before ordering it.
__________________
acpstunts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #65
acpstunts
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Posts: 1,260
My Ride: E46 330ci / E53 X5
So some good news. Just got off the phone with mishimoto. Im going too be emailing him this link along along with some other info, and if all works well, they may use my car (I'm local) as a prototype for making a non m aluminum radiator solution for our cars. I think we should make an official list of who would be 100% in for one.
__________________
acpstunts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #66
KDiggityDog76
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 45
My Ride: 2003 330i ZHP
Excellent! I really hope this works out because Mishimoto was already supposed to be retailing one of these way back in last year. Good luck!
KDiggityDog76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #67
TrippinBimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridgeland, MS
Posts: 5,377
My Ride: ZHP Custom Stage 3.5
Send a message via AIM to TrippinBimmer Send a message via Yahoo to TrippinBimmer
Im Down...

Will it have a Built in Expansion Tank? That will be the Real Kicker....
TrippinBimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 02:43 AM   #68
bluejeansonfire
ninja editor
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: florida
Posts: 2,185
My Ride: shaken, not stirred
Send a message via AIM to bluejeansonfire
I'm in
__________________

__________________
2001 330ci TT turbo
e46nonm.com | TechniqueTuning.com | Precision-Sport.com
bluejeansonfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #69
acpstunts
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Posts: 1,260
My Ride: E46 330ci / E53 X5
Just got an email back and its looking good:


Antonio,

Thanks for the E-mail!

I had a chance to discuss this with my Marketing team and they like the idea and the information you have shown them. At this time, we are tied up with a few projects that should be finished by fall 2012. The Marketing team will be happy to work on this and hope to begin developing around late fall, early winter 2012.

Please let me know if there is anything else we can help with!

Thanks,
__________________
acpstunts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #70
xixixi
Banned User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 3,008
My Ride: 01 330x-xi
Any news, just entered the market of needing a new radiator
xixixi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #71
Lemonsqr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,133
My Ride: 2001 TiAg 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by xixixi View Post
Any news, just entered the market of needing a new radiator
doubtful is they said they were going to start development in the Fall....its still summer in the northern hemisphere....
__________________
Lemonsqr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #72
ThatGuy_JZ
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CLT, NC
Posts: 995
My Ride: '02 Steel Blue 325Ci
Send a message via AIM to ThatGuy_JZ
I would avoid mishimoto. My friend is running that on an sc400 with a titan built 2jz swap and it does nothing but leak and the car runs hot. Bad welds at the neck and the cap leaks too.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Bimmer App
__________________
- 2002 Steel Blue 325Ci -

ThatGuy_JZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #73
bigjae1976
Registered User
 
bigjae1976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 11,469
My Ride: A car
Send a message via MSN to bigjae1976
I have a used radiator/expansion tank for a manual 330Ci if you need one.
bigjae1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #74
Jesse M
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: East Greenwich, RI
Posts: 457
My Ride: 05' ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by 323tom View Post
Hey man I just upgraded to the mishimoto racing rad, very good quality for price, type in e46 mishimoto rad or BMW mishimoto and ull find a eBay link it's about 350-400 shipped
I have this as well and can confirm that it is a solid piece.
Jesse M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #75
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,812
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
I have a Behr...$150.

My original went 186K miles. What are you getting with a more expensive all aluminum radiator other than the perception of 'better' and maybe, in your mind, a 'better' look?

Odds are, that of all the items in your cooling system, the radiator is going to be the last to fail anyway. In our 'ordinary' crappy bmw cooling system, the ET will crack before any pressure related damage is done elsewhere.

I also have to wonder whether maybe, besides just saving $, bmw had other reasons to use plastic on the sides. I wonder...I don't know.
__________________


Performing at the Comedy Cove--595 Morris Ave. Springfield NJ reservations 973 376-3840

A recent set

dmax on the radio every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 watsonnwatson.com
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #76
bigjae1976
Registered User
 
bigjae1976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 11,469
My Ride: A car
Send a message via MSN to bigjae1976
My zionsville unit has been working out very well although it is even harder to bleed. The good thing is a poor bleed of the heater core no longer results in your engine overheating. The zionsville tank has one feed to the heater core and then you T-in the return line.

Over the long term, still doesn't make sense purely from a fiscal standpoint. Although everything is lifetime and repairable and the Spal fan is way cheaper to replace. This unit is thicker and seems to do a better job of cooling.
bigjae1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #77
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,812
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
I have to say that if I'd spent a ton on my engine making it make the hps, I would not want an aluminum radiator or ET, I want plastic I think. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd like the cooling system to blow apart earlier than later so that pressure doesn't build inside the engine.

They're so prone to cylinder heads warping...block threads get pulled up. Wouldn't have a weak point exterior to the engine help you protect that investment better?

Just making this up mostly from what I believe...am I close at all to having a point?
__________________


Performing at the Comedy Cove--595 Morris Ave. Springfield NJ reservations 973 376-3840

A recent set

dmax on the radio every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 watsonnwatson.com
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 11:10 PM   #78
bigjae1976
Registered User
 
bigjae1976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 11,469
My Ride: A car
Send a message via MSN to bigjae1976
Why not get something better that can handle more HP and heat so you're not worried about breaking down? I'm not sure that I follow your logic. How is better cooling going to end up blowing up your engine?

I was fine with the OEM parts. But a 1 y/o zionsville radiator, tank, and fan for a low price? You bet your a$$ I'm upgrading.

Last edited by bigjae1976; 08-16-2012 at 11:11 PM.
bigjae1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #79
SweTurbo
Big Pimpin'
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,899
My Ride: 323i -98
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmax View Post
I have to say that if I'd spent a ton on my engine making it make the hps, I would not want an aluminum radiator or ET, I want plastic I think. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd like the cooling system to blow apart earlier than later so that pressure doesn't build inside the engine.

They're so prone to cylinder heads warping...block threads get pulled up. Wouldn't have a weak point exterior to the engine help you protect that investment better?

Just making this up mostly from what I believe...am I close at all to having a point?
Thats why the coolant caps have built in failsafes
SweTurbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #80
bigjae1976
Registered User
 
bigjae1976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 11,469
My Ride: A car
Send a message via MSN to bigjae1976
You do have to use a Stant cap and the expansion tank has an overflow tube at the neck. If you exceed the pressure of the cap, the system will bleed it into the overflow tube.
bigjae1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use