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      07-15-2020, 02:56 PM   #45
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I'm in so deep lol

Doing a CSF racing radiator and Stett oil cooler install today!

Why are you changing the radiator? How was your track event with the SC?
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Why are you changing the radiator? How was your track event with the SC?
Mostly just for peace of mind, I haven't necessarily had any coolant related issues in the last. I had wanted to do an auxiliary radiator from the 335is, but the supercharger intake gets in the way of where that's supposed to mount, so I figured I'd upgrade the radiator instead.

The track day at Charlotte conflicted with my kart racing so I missed out on the one for July. I also have a pretty steady leak from my oil pan gasket they I'd like to get fixed here before I go tracking again. Hopefully by August I'll get back on track again. I have a couple of dyno runs scheduled for tomorrow morning, though!

I can say from experience that the Stett oil cooler is a tight fit. The bracket for the heat exchanger barely cleared the underside of the headlight housing. It took myself lifting up on the entire headlight assembly with a huge amount of force while a friend wrestled the bracket into place. I also had to trim some plastic to even get it to sit flush with the L shaped bracket that it comes with. The OEM brake duct on the m sport bumper had to be deleted or modified, and I wasn't able to run the upper fitting on the heat exchanger in the upward position due to a physical lack of space. Other than that, it's quality stuff and my test drive went well with no leaks!







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Could you give the part number for your new diff cover (with cooling fins) please? Do you know if it's a stright swap for cover number 33117518404?
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Could you give the part number for your new diff cover (with cooling fins) please? Do you know if it's a stright swap for cover number 33117518404?
The 328i has the 188L diff with the part number you listed. The finned diff cover (33117516280) is from a 530i with the 188K diff and they are a direct swap. Although keep in mind that some fins may have to be shaved depending on your exhaust setup for clearance.

The car made 298whp/250wtq on the dyno. That's 100whp over the baseline dyno, so I can't complain too much, but I was definitely hoping the power figure would start with a 3. The car runs out of something, maybe fuel, near the top of the RPM range, so maybe that can be fixed. Looking at you, N54 intake manifold. If not, methanol and lower charge temps will! This kit really should have been intercooled, the supercharger gets so hot and raises the charge temps after only a couple of pulls.



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Wow pretty impressive numbers
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The 328i has the 188L diff with the part number you listed. The finned diff cover (33117516280) is from a 530i with the 188K diff and they are a direct swap. Although keep in mind that some fins may have to be shaved depending on your exhaust setup for clearance.
Thanks. Sorry two other questions:

1) Am I right in thinking there is no gasket available? The 3-series has no gasket listed whereas the 5-series does. Did you use the E60 gasket and/or the Loctite sealer listed?

2) I see from RealOEM that the new diff cover has eight bolts whereas the original had seven. Did this cause any issues e.g. oil leaks?
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Thanks. Sorry two other questions:

1) Am I right in thinking there is no gasket available? The 3-series has no gasket listed whereas the 5-series does. Did you use the E60 gasket and/or the Loctite sealer listed?

2) I see from RealOEM that the new diff cover has eight bolts whereas the original had seven. Did this cause any issues e.g. oil leaks?
I haven't gotten around to the diff install yet myself, I'm planning on installing an LSD before I get it in the car, but I've seen others use it without issue. Id imagine there would be a gasket. From what I can tell, the bolt locations look the same. I definitely recommend checking out Biginboca's information on this thread.
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Been a while since I updated the thread. My latest interest has involved replacing the LCI side mirrors. I'll be attempting to merge a set of E36 M3 mirrors with the base of an E92 LCI mirror to make a set of mirrors similar to what's found on the E92 M3 GT4 cars.





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Thatís really interesting what you are doing with the mirrors. Iíll be watching to see how that turns out
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Looks like some of the crazy people here think similarly. I have an E36 M3 mirror project in the queue, too. You might find this handy:

E36 M3 mirrors retrofit

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Been a while since I updated the thread. My latest interest has involved replacing the LCI side mirrors. I'll be attempting to merge a set of E36 M3 mirrors with the base of an E92 LCI mirror to make a set of mirrors similar to what's found on the E92 M3 GT4 cars.





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Been a while since I updated the thread. My latest interest has involved replacing the LCI side mirrors. I'll be attempting to merge a set of E36 M3 mirrors with the base of an E92 LCI mirror to make a set of mirrors similar to what's found on the E92 M3 GT4 cars.
Really curious how this turns out!
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