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      08-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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oil cooler half blocked?

any1 ever notcie our oil coolers have a metal sqaure that blocks half of the oil cooler? any1 know why bmw did this? any effect if we take it off?
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^^ yes
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There was a thread on that somewhere....
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^^ yes
Us 6MT guys have that plate but the DCT guys don't. I'm guessing probably something to do with the DCT pump, but I'm not sure.
You can grab it and bend it off, it's barely tac welded on there.
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That's a transmission oil cooler not engine oil cooler. I removed the plate about 4 years ago from my car. DCT doesn't have it.

It's sort of a pain to remove (need to remove bumper partially).
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      08-24-2012, 01:34 AM   #6
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^any side effects? Im guessing none right? Just a better flow of air
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More air making it into the wheelwell means less downforce/more lift. I don't believe there is a thermostat on that tranny oil circuit either, so it could overcool the oil
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More air making it into the wheelwell means less downforce/more lift. I don't believe there is a thermostat on that tranny oil circuit either, so it could overcool the oil
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So DCT doesn't have it? We need a bigger cooler!!
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i just bent it up didnt take it off... i dought itlke over cool the trans
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BMW M must have had a good reason to put it there, otherwise it wouldn't have been there in the first place. Why take it off if you aren't having any problems with an over heating transmission?
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^^ some have it some dont... seems like 6mt only have it probably because they dont heat up as much... so a lil more air wouldnt hurt
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