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      09-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by SEI View Post
oil is overheating first. i get the reduced power display from the idrive. the car exterior wise is completely stock.

im not talking about car being hot thats completely normal. its hot and i get the reduced power message thats the problem.
It's very common, even in traffic oil temps creep up. The heat exchanger in the lower portion of the bumper blocks a small portion of the factory oil cooler, but there's really no other location for it.

For aggressive drivers or extended sessions. you would definitely benefit from a larger oil cooler: either the M24 or custom.

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