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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sat, Feb-18-2006, 09:30:29 PM   #1
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has anyone done the s54 rad conversion? i hear it fits right in and is definately the mod to do if increasing cooling efficiency. not only that, the oil cooler can also be fitted if needed. i'm just about to hit 80,000 miles and i heard that the oem rad goes around this mileage
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the s54 m coupe rad fits, not the e46 m3.
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the s54 m coupe rad fits, not the e46 m3.
thanks for the tip/info there sean
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I am planning on putting the s54 radiator. Does the s52 expansion tank just bolt on or is it already part of the rad? I also plan on getting the Stewart water pump, etc. Part numbers would be great.

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I did the swap with zero issues...everything transfers over to the new radiator and you're good to go.
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Did you buy a new expansion tank?
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You should buy a new expansion tank because they crack and will leak.. they are not a lifetime part.

they do not mount to the rad directly, but to a plastic bracket.. its easy to change.

Honestly, a new Nissens or Behr Rad is more than enough for a stock car.
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I plan on going F/I this summer. I might as well get a little better cooling as well it averages 100+ in the summer were I live.
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I sent Mike Miller an email about whether or not the cooling is significantly improved. I'm waiting for a response.
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I sent Mike Miller an email about whether or not the cooling is significantly improved. I'm waiting for a response.
Is that the guy, stuck in the 70's, who answeres(kinda does) questions for roundel?
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