following test fitments of our Stage 1 (19 row) and Stage 2 (25 row) Earl's oil cooler, we discovered that there is no way to position them ideally to achieve maximum airflow through the core.
Unfortunately if we were to use the original oil coolers we had in mind, they would not be operating at their full efficiency.
As such we have decided to now go with a Setrab core that allows for the most ideal mounting location,
thus maximising the potential transfer of heat from the engine oil.
Here are some pics of the 15 row cooler that will be used in our Stage 1 kit.
Yes, it is installed in our 135i, however once both kits are squared away for the 1 Series, 335i kits will follow very soon thereafter.
Our Stage 2 kit will utilise a 20 row cooler that is of the same width and depth.
the brackets and mounting hardware you see are purely just to confirm correct fitment.
The finished brackets will be made of 3mm steel, that has been laser cut and powder coated black.
The fasteners etc. will also be of the highest quality and obviously more discreet.
Lastly we have decided to make our Stage 1 kit as affordable as possible, by doing away with the external thermostat and associated hardware, that we have in our Stage 2 kit.
As a result the 15 row core kit will be significantly cheaper than our original pricing and very much aimed at those guys who are on an "entry level" budget.