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      05-14-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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X6 3.5i FMIC on e82/e92

I was just checking the FMIC's, and it sucked I couldnt find a cheap one with good quality here in germany.

So I thought....whats up with the N54 engine in the X6.
That car is so heavy, imagine the heatsoak if you do a few accelerations.
The X6 needs moar cooling...

So, fact is, price is 190Euro (~200$)
It looks the same (exept bigger)
Stock mounting.
135i FMIC

X6 35i FMIC


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Man, 200$, thats nothing.
Im gonna order this part and check it.


Thoughts?
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      05-14-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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Go for it. Links don't work for me, but I know what you're talking about. Even though it looks the same only bigger, I'd imagine fitting it in there will be a major headache. Would be a helluva project, and an interesting one to follow, though. Best of luck.
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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...20&hg=17&fg=05
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this is a GREAT idea!!!!

If you could test... even if trimming is necessary it whould be a great improovement so cheap, with OEM quality
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135i FMIC

X6 35i FMIC


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this is a GREAT idea!!!!

If you could test... even if trimming is necessary it whould be a great improovement so cheap, with OEM quality
I get what you're saying, but at the same time, you have to remember that our HPFPs are "OEM quality" as well. I'd be willing to bet many of these aftermarket IC's are of better quality build than the OEM ones.
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I sow on the X6 diagrams that the blowoff valves are controlled by an extra solenoid controlle by ECU:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...63&hg=13&fg=20

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I get what you're saying, but at the same time, you have to remember that our HPFPs are "OEM quality" as well. I'd be willing to bet many of these aftermarket IC's are of better quality build than the OEM ones.
Agree, not to mention some restriction, or narrowing in the stock piping.
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I checked out the realOEM links. Question: how can you see the dimensions of the two ICs? Sure, the X6 looks bigger but how much bigger?
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Not sure how accurate the photos are, but it looks as if the drivers side pipe connection is at a differnt angle and with the oem type connnections dont allow for any play/angle changes.
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genius idea!
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pretty smart idea lol try it out

log ait vs a helix or something with a BT
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gettin it tomorrow.

will take pics.
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gettin it tomorrow.

will take pics.
Matt, would love to see this. I am local if you need any help.

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Matt, would love to see this. I am local if you need any help.

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You got a BT?
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You got a BT?
Unfortunately I don't. But outside of being an enthusiast, I have two hands, elbow grease and could possibly share some cold ones.
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Unfortunately I don't. But outside of being an enthusiast, I have two hands, elbow grease and could possibly share some cold ones.
haha nice!

lets see how this thing looks like.

since you got a sparco, could you messure the stock ic from your e92 (cm)?
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haha nice!

lets see how this thing looks like.

since you got a sparco, could you messure the stock ic from your e92 (cm)?
No problem. As soon as I get home later from work. Are you picking this up today? Or tomorrow? BMW Vaihingen? If it's tomorrow, I could meet you and bring it, if that's better for you? Let me know.
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They don't look that much different in the pics to me - I am betting it isn't much bigger if at all, but will be a great idea if it really is bigger!
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No problem. As soon as I get home later from work. Are you picking this up today? Or tomorrow? BMW Vaihingen? If it's tomorrow, I could meet you and bring it, if that's better for you? Let me know.
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Sounds cool... I really hope this works out.
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so...can anyone provide the size of the stock intercooler?

heres the one from the x6
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