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      03-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Oil cooler question

Is there anything out there that replaces the stock OC core with a bigger unit while retaining most of stock plumbing for OEM look from engine bay?
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      03-30-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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IIRC the connections on the OEM oil cooler are a special design by BMW, so simply putting in another core won't work.

I looked into that, but you have to get adapters to connect to the new core to the existing plumbing, or buy new oil lines, plus there will be some fab work to do also.

You're better off waiting until Black Friday and get a ER Sport oil cooler for less than $600. I think thats the best solution out there if you simply want to upgrade to a stock part to a more efficient solution and don't plan on hammering the car at the track regularly.
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      03-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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I see. Lol ER really does Black Fri sale?? And that's a pretty decent bargain too. Nov is sooo far away though...

Hey thanks for your reply!
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I see. Lol ER really does Black Fri sale?? And that's a pretty decent bargain too. Nov is sooo far away though...

Hey thanks for your reply!
Actually I think N54Tuning had the black friday sale this past November, so I'm hoping it'll be available again this year.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ighlight=sport

Hey PM them and see if they can give that price to you now, won't hurt to try.

Good luck
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      03-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Great! Thanks for the link! I will do
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I got my ER sport oil cooler at a Black Friday price - you might just contact them and see what kind of deal they'll give you. It has adapters for its hoses that screw into the OEM fittings and aside from the fact that they're black nylon braided hoses, it looks "factory".
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^ What do ur oil temps look like since install?
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      03-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #8
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Don't they have an intro. deal for their for dual-sport oil coolers? You can run em in the fog light locations.
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If you need any help on the oil coolers we are PM away and have special pricing.
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You also have the Dinan Oil Cooler "system" that replaced not only the Oil Cooler that is two times the size of the stock, it replaced also the stock oil hoses with bigger oil hoses that are braided, a replacement air duct, and ventilation air flangs help to direct the air flow and to protect from stone flings from the wheels that can damage the oil cooler fins



It only cost $1600 . If your not planning on keeping the car then seek a cheaper solution
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It's possible to custom fabricate an upgraded oil cooler kit. Buy a Setrab oil cooler core & the connection lines. Turner Motorsport sells a kit (~$900), but you could probably just buy the mount directly from them. Here is the description from the webpage for the product:

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  • Retains factory oil cooler
  • Easy installation
  • No hacking or cutting of brake ducts
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I made this for rougly $650. I previously had the AR Design oil cooler (for sale if you're interested) but that didn't do much for tracking.

This is the only solution I've found to actually do something for track driving.

-Bought oil coolers and lines directly from Setrab (625 series)
-Bought oil cooler housing adapter from Turner Motorsports
-Got Border Collie from bcrmn.org


oil cooler 2 by MDM Enterprises, on Flickr

(Don't worry about the extra long bolt that sticks down from the bracket- that is one of the splitter supports. )

oil coolers 3 by MDM Enterprises, on Flickr


oil coolers 4 by MDM Enterprises, on Flickr
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I would really like to know where he supported that bracket from
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Yep...custom lines and 180 degree thermostat are the way to go.
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I will have to modify the setrab core since I am icing the stett bracket that goes underneath crash bumper. With this being under crash bumper it caused fitment issue with my 1M bumper because it pushed crash bumper out 1/8" - 1/4"
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Yep...custom lines and 180 degree thermostat are the way to go.
I using the new 212 degree version of the same Improved Racing thermostat. It's a quality piece.

Neil
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I using the new 212 degree version of the same Improved Racing thermostat. It's a quality piece.

Neil
I love it....great piece
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