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      09-05-2018, 08:26 PM   #67
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I have the N15 designs vents on my E46. I think they make a difference. I've also deleted my heater core which I think makes a massive difference. My cooling system holds 1.75 gal which I think keeps temps down. Unlike bigger radiators which allow faster cool down.

I've been considering water to oil cooling using dry ice and 100% coolant in a laminova core heat exchanger to solve my oil temp issues.
How hot are your oil temps getting?
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I need to order a set and have them powdercoated something really close to alpine white.
I think they look better in black!
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Just did some fluid dynamic testing (power steering fluid lol) at auto club speedway.

It works.
(This happens to me too at most tracks. Luckily it stays over on the passenger side. Driver side stays clear. When that stuff dries and sits there for awhile, it's hard to get off.....ask me how I know....)
Want to split a pair of wristbands? Lol
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Want to split a pair of wristbands? Lol
hehe I have a sweat band on there..... AND I have a hose connected to the overflow outlet hole that goes to a little reservoir to catch the overflow.........it still sprays.....ARGH.....unless it's something else, but what the heck would it be??
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      09-06-2018, 05:52 PM   #71
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I have the N15 designs vents on my E46. I think they make a difference. I've also deleted my heater core which I think makes a massive difference. My cooling system holds 1.75 gal which I think keeps temps down. Unlike bigger radiators which allow faster cool down.

I've been considering water to oil cooling using dry ice and 100% coolant in a laminova core heat exchanger to solve my oil temp issues.
How hot are your oil temps getting?
280-290 in Jun at Houston MSR. It was hot and humid for Houston standards. I'm kinda OK with that when taking the conditions into account. Long story...but it runs at 250 for a awhile then the temps start to jump up. Likely heat soak from the headers. It's an improvement...especially since my water temps never went above 208.

The problem is it takes awhile to get past 180 to get to 220-230. I can imagine it will be more of an issue in cooler weather.

This is an E46 M3. I'm running dual oil coolers - 185 dog thermostat, OE cooler and a secondary cooler as shown in the pic. I made some improvements which should add some more cooling. I added a lid to the enclosure which should direct more air through the cooler. I plan to swaintech coat the headers and a shield between the oil cooler and head to reduce heat soak.

The E9X doesn't have the room. I think a smaller water to oil heat exchanger will be a better solution.
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      09-06-2018, 07:06 PM   #72
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I have the N15 designs vents on my E46. I think they make a difference. I've also deleted my heater core which I think makes a massive difference. My cooling system holds 1.75 gal which I think keeps temps down. Unlike bigger radiators which allow faster cool down.

I've been considering water to oil cooling using dry ice and 100% coolant in a laminova core heat exchanger to solve my oil temp issues.
How hot are your oil temps getting?
280-290 in Jun at Houston MSR. It was hot and humid for Houston standards. I'm kinda OK with that when taking the conditions into account. Long story...but it runs at 250 for a awhile then the temps start to jump up. Likely heat soak from the headers. It's an improvement...especially since my water temps never went above 208.

The problem is it takes awhile to get past 180 to get to 220-230. I can imagine it will be more of an issue in cooler weather.

This is an E46 M3. I'm running dual oil coolers - 185 dog thermostat, OE cooler and a secondary cooler as shown in the pic. I made some improvements which should add some more cooling. I added a lid to the enclosure which should direct more air through the cooler. I plan to swaintech coat the headers and a shield between the oil cooler and head to reduce heat soak.

The E9X doesn't have the room. I think a smaller water to oil heat exchanger will be a better solution.
I am only getting to 255 with zionsville and BW cooler. You should be in same ballpark.
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I am only getting to 255 with zionsville and BW cooler. You should be in same ballpark.
I'm at 255 oil/200 water until I get 15 min into a stint using 2nd and going to redline each shift. If I shift at 7000-7500 and stay in 3rd, never had an issue with temps.


I'm still on the original OEM oil cooler which I need to swap out with a fresh OEM unit.
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Get the vents painted the M colors to really stand out
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      09-30-2018, 10:39 PM   #78
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M colors would be too spicy... in a bad way.
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M colors would be too spicy... in a bad way.
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Run to the bathroom (and not make it in time) spicy
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i got them painted to match the car because my ocd wouldn't allow a matte black part on the car with the oem shadowline trim... its gloss black or its painted.
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Excuse the fugly exposed CF...
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I wanna say the exposed carbon is the nicest part


Lol! Jk
But kinda not ..
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I really like the look of these vents but not a fan of the rivets. Is there a way to mount them cleaner, without using rivets? Can they be mounted under the hood, instead of on top?
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I really like the look of these vents but not a fan of the rivets. Is there a way to mount them cleaner, without using rivets? Can they be mounted under the hood, instead of on top?
lol the rivets look fine


Under the hood? Come on. No


Bolts would look hideous without them being counter sunk ,which there inst enough real-estate on the vents to do so.


Easy answer is don't bother doing vents lol
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I really like the look of these vents but not a fan of the rivets. Is there a way to mount them cleaner, without using rivets? Can they be mounted under the hood, instead of on top?
contact trackspec and ask them to make you a set without the drill holes. they are very helpful and may be able to do that for you.
they were able to get me a non-powdercoated set so i could paint them.

if you want a clean install, install them on top and glue them on. if you try to mount from the bottom, the cuts are going to show and it won't be very clean at all.
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It would look similar to this.
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