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Old 06-03-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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Oil cooler on M54

Any of you guys with boosted(SC) M54's running an oil cooler?

If so where do you tap in?
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:22 PM   #2
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Google. There are a few options. Vac sell kits, Personally I am using an s54 oil filter housing. Probably the easiest and cheapest option. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-03-2015, 10:12 PM   #3
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I've been looking into options for this as well.

I do like the look of this: http://www.gutenparts.com/economotor...x-s50-s5x.html

The only issue i have is that it might foul on the TS2.
For other chargers it might not be an issue.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:24 AM   #4
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Hmmm interesting,
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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I've been looking into options for this as well.

I do like the look of this: http://www.gutenparts.com/economotor...x-s50-s5x.html

The only issue i have is that it might foul on the TS2.
For other chargers it might not be an issue.
Educate me, I have not gotten intimate with my oiling system yet.
Where does this plate go and I assume there will still be an oil cooler required to do the actual cooling.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:32 PM   #6
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Educate me, I have not gotten intimate with my oiling system yet.

Where does this plate go and I assume there will still be an oil cooler required to do the actual cooling.

Looks like it goes between the block and oil filter housing. Yes you will require a cooler
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:55 PM   #7
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Looks like it goes between the block and oil filter housing. Yes you will require a cooler

So it will push out the filter housing away from the block the thickness of the plate.
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Looks that way. I don't like it
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:13 PM   #9
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Yah me neither.
Technik had a kit a few years aho that included a billet cap with in/out. No longer produced AFAIK
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:31 AM   #10
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I mainly see people use the S54 set up...have not seen the S54 housing with a TS though...so maybe Davcon will be the first?
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:55 PM   #11
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what are the normal motor oil temp? 210F?
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:20 AM   #12
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Sadly i'm not sure as I never had any data logging/display during track days. I think the SE46 guys mentioned oil temps similar to what you mentioned though. This is with a NA B30 (I'm assuming stock due to class rules).
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:23 AM   #13
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what are the normal motor oil temp? 210F?

Mine runs normally at around 220........I did see 230 once while in stop and go traffic.
Not really sure I need an oil cooler just interested in how one could be fitted to the M54B30
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:59 AM   #14
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Looks like it goes between the block and oil filter housing. Yes you will require a cooler
You'd also need an oil thermostat. The s54 oil filter housing has one build in.

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I mainly see people use the S54 set up...have not seen the S54 housing with a TS though...so maybe Davcon will be the first?
I'll be fitting a s54 oil filter housing too on my TS2+ setup.
I'm still figuring out how to attach all the sensors as I'm going to fit an extra oil temp sender and an extra oil pressure sender.
So that's 5 inlets (vanos, 2x oil temp, 1x oil pressure sender, 1x oil pressure switch) on 2 outputs (only 2 outputs on the s54 back side)

The vanos oil line needs to be adapted to fit the stock s54 housing. Either with a vanos adapter bolt:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-14mm-to-...-/261893656300
or a new vanos line or some other adapter.

As for the oil cooler, what would be better:
Mounted with the in/outlet on the underside or on the top side.
I'm talking about a generic type oil cooler, something like this:


I personally think with hoses on top side would be better (no trapped air), but for oil changes there would be always some old oil left in the cooler.
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Guido,
Please post when you get it all figured out.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the S54 oil cooler setup does not fit TS equipped cars as the outlet ports hits the supercharger. I think Eurosport made some kind of adaptor that looked ideal

but they are no longer made... anyone up for the challenge of making something similar ?


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Old 06-13-2015, 03:40 PM   #17
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the S54 oil cooler setup does not fit TS equipped cars as the outlet ports hits the supercharger.
are you sure?

I already have the housing, cooler and everyting....
(when I measure things up it looks like it just clears the supercharger axle, by a few mm)

for now I'm struggeling with the waterpump that won't come out.
The Z4 is full of reinforcement frames, and one sits just in front of the waterpump
(same reinforcementframe that obstructs the vanos to come out in a civil fashion....)
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Still give it a try...i was told the s54 housing would not work either
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I'll be giving it a shot, Can always manufacture a custom adaptor
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:36 AM   #20
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are you sure? )
Yes as I tried it myself, TS was hard up against the port and digging into it.

Give it a go though you may get lucky... perhaps there are some differences that will make it fit... if not I can't imagine it being that much of a headache to make it work. good luck
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