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      04-13-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Now Shipping! CP-e Intercooler Upgrade

Here at Mach V Motorsports, we like to sell parts that work. We have been impressed with the R&D that Customer Performance Engineering (CP-e) puts into their parts, and their intercooler upgrade for N54 cars (135i/335i) is no exception. Check their white paper regarding this part.

Here's an excerpt from that paper:



That said, we're also skeptics, and we like to verify the claims of any manufacturer. So...we got a CP-e intercooler for ourselves, and installed it on our own shop 335i. Here's how it went...

Here's the kit.



Note all the hardware, couplers, and tubes are all bag-sealed nicely.



You can get the kit with or without an oil cooler. If you're going to go to the road race track, or if you live anywhere where there's hot weather, we suggest getting the oil cooler. The car needs it.

If you do install the oil cooler, you're probably going to want to take off the front bumper. Without the oil cooler I think you could slide the intercooler core up into place just by taking off the belly pan.

Here's our car with the bumper off...



We took out the stock intercooler core, and set them side-by-side for comparison:



The new core is just about double the volume.

The CP-e upgraded core sits snugly up in there, filling all the available space. The oil cooler fits cleanly on top of the IC core.



To facilitate getting the oil cooler and intercooler core into place, we trimmed the fins in the factory inner plastic. We left a bit to retain rigidity of the lower section.



If you have an automatic transmission car, you have an extra treat in store. There's a nice fat oil-to-coolant heat exchanger where your intercooler pipe goes! Don't worry, though -- although it's a squeeze, it'll all go in there.



Bumper back on...



Ready for the dyno!



We dyno'ed the car with no changes since our last mods. (Downpipes and a Stage 1 AccessPort map.) Call me convinced: The CP-e intercooler upgrade added 15 whp and 21 ft-lbs of torque to the wheels.



The graph above shows before and after the intercooler install, with the stock (no mods) power shown just for reference. Note that we use SAE correction here at Mach V, which gives you lower numbers than the "STD" correction that's more common on this forum.

The CP-e intercooler upgrade is available now, with or without the oil cooler. If you want one, or pricing and shipping quotes, see our web site:

CP-e Intercooler Upgrade -- Click Me!

Add items to your cart and enter your zip code for a shipping quote.

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      04-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Here's a video of us doing the post-intercooler dyno testing.



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      04-17-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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First, nicely done. Pics and steps appreciated.

Few questions...
1) In the white papers, it mentions cutting involved for the FMIC. I believe it's only the vertical slats as you've mentioned which is an option and recommended. Correct?
2) I have an AT. Interested in the combo. Is it feasible to remove/install the whole setup for warranty work? If so, what would I need to purchase each time? New passenger side snap clamp as depicted in cp-e install guide? Anything else?
3) Install time: How long for FMIC only? With Oil Cooler? I'd do it myself in the garage
4) Can you get it WITHOUT the cp-e stenciling?
5) If installing just the FMIC, can you do so without pulling the bumper?
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First, nicely done. Pics and steps appreciated.

Few questions...
1) In the white papers, it mentions cutting involved for the FMIC. I believe it's only the vertical slats as you've mentioned which is an option and recommended. Correct?
Correct.

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2) I have an AT. Interested in the combo. Is it feasible to remove/install the whole setup for warranty work?
You mean remove it and put the stock one back in each time you take the car to the dealer? Uh...I suppose. But it would be a lot of work.

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If so, what would I need to purchase each time? New passenger side snap clamp as depicted in cp-e install guide? Anything else?
I think that would do it.

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3) Install time: How long for FMIC only? With Oil Cooler? I'd do it myself in the garage
Figure three hours or so for just the intercooler, maybe double that with the oil cooler.

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4) Can you get it WITHOUT the cp-e stenciling?
Yes.

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5) If installing just the FMIC, can you do so without pulling the bumper?
Yes.

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      04-23-2011, 09:39 AM   #5
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I see you have a no-oil cooler option..... I have the cp-e IC and LOVE it, but got it second hand so it didn't come with the oil cooler. Any chance you would sell the oil cooler part of the kit seperately? Shoot me a PM.
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      04-27-2011, 11:06 AM   #6
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I see you have a no-oil cooler option..... I have the cp-e IC and LOVE it, but got it second hand so it didn't come with the oil cooler. Any chance you would sell the oil cooler part of the kit seperately? Shoot me a PM.
Yes, that is now available a la carte.

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      05-02-2011, 02:24 PM   #7
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Thanks Dan!
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      05-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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^ dan, is that random trivia? haha..
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^ dan, is that random trivia? haha..
Yes. I always try to add something constructive...



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Dan, can you send me the link to the separate oil cooler. Very interested!
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Dan, can you send me the link to the separate oil cooler. Very interested!
Sure. It's HERE.

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Thanks Dan. I'm assuming you'll ship to Calgary, Alberta, Canada?
I'll purchase using PayPal.
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Any pics on how to hook this oil cooler up to the oil pump?
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Does this kit come with everything needed to install the oil cooler?
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Does this kit come with everything needed to install the oil cooler?
No, I ran this fmic on my car for years without the oil cooler installed. I chose to buy mine without the oil cooler for cheaper.
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