Originally Posted by UltraRacer13
Candido- I appreciate your opinions. This thread has remained focused on dealing with the cooling issues that face N54's at the track, and how best to tackle those problems. It is a positive thread, made up of people who enjoy tracking their N54 and want to add positive feedback to help make it more enjoyable.
You are entitled to your opinion, but unless you have something positive to add to our discussion -please post it somewhere else. There is no need to make any car comparisons or negative comments about transmissions, they serve no purpose here. So take your trolling ass elsewhere.
Any further comments by you that are not contributory will be summarily ignored.
As proven in the 1M, the N54 engine’s heat issues can be mitigated by a bigger capacity radiator with improved air flow to keep it cooler. There’s probably a very good (heat-related) reason why BMW’s M division only offers a manual gearbox on the 1M though.
Although ZSP 335i’s with manual gearboxes have far less heat issues than Steptronic-equipped cars, they still have inadequate stock cooling capability for sustained hot lapping on a track. Steptronic-equipped 335i's add far more heat to the car’s already inadequate cooling system through an oil to water heat exchanger for transmission cooling. To suggest that there’s no purpose discussing the transmission type indicates a lack of understanding about the car’s cooling system. In fact, the transmission type matters more than anything else in this discussion.