The Radiator - CSF's Unique three-pass design maximizes cooling! CSF builds an industry leading, high-quality, all aluminum drop-in radiator that exceeds OE standards, gets rid of the plastic end tanks, and improves cooling by 25-30%.
We trust CSF quality and performance in our street and track cars to provide proper cooling with an easy direct-fit install. This E46 M3 radiator is a factory replacement using all factory shrouding, clip-on hoses, and mounting points.
CSF uses new technology packed into a compact two-row design for better cooling capacity without the added weight. More efficient B-tubes have greater surface area for cooling (15% cooling capacity increase in fin technology alone) and a precision multi-louvered fin to increase heat rejection performance and surface area contact. Additionally, this CSF part has more total cooling tubes, and a three-pass flow design for maximum cooling in race environments and extreme driving conditions - an E46 M3 industry first.
These technical features all contribute to improved cooling efficiency over OE-type performance upgrades, as well as other standard "performance" aluminum tanked radiators which are nothing more than aluminum tanks on a traditional stock core.Read more about B-Tube technology (PDF)
Made in Indonesia in the same factory that produces CSF parts for aftermarket and car line production for several European cars. This part is a much higher level of quality than the typical Chinese factory parts. CSF's Racing & High Performance Division is able to produce a premium high performance cooling system with a level of quality and craftsmanship that is usually found in products with a much higher price point due to their economies of scale of over 600,000 units sold globally every year.INSTALLATION NOTE:
Any radiator replacement can result in air pockets during initial installation/filling which will not allow the system to function properly. Special care must be taken to fully bleed all air in radiator, engine, and cooling system before operation.
All CSF radiators come with a two year warranty against defects in craftsmanship.
The Oil Cooler - CSF's E46 M3 Oil Cooler is a budget-friendly yet high-quality drop-in solution for the constant battle of keeping fluids at their optimal operating temperatures in your M3.
Even in stock trim, the oil in an E46 M3 gets hotter than you might expect. Add additional horsepower and stress on the engine by running it around the track for just 10 minutes straight, and the oil gets extremely hot. Even the best synthetic oils should be kept under 250°F if possible and never above 300 degrees, yet on the E46 M3, the stock cooler just won't get the job done.
CSF's newly designed high-performance, race-spec oil cooler will keep oil temperatures stable, even in the most demanding endurance racing conditions and extreme ambient temperatures. This new CSF E46 M3 oil cooler has been lab tested in an ISO-certified, state-of-the-art cooling system testing facility that includes wind tunnel, vibration, thermal cycle, burst pressure, and salt spray corrosion testing for maximum performance and reliability. Because of CSF's global economies of scale, the CSF Racing & High-Performance Division delivers a premium oil cooling solution with a level of quality, performance, and craftsmanship that is usually found in products with a much higher price point.
Construction and Core: CSF has manufactured the world's most durable and robust E46 M3 oil cooler by using an innovate design that features extruded aluminum end tanks rather than fabricated aluminum sheet metal, plus a bar-and-plate oil cooling core. The core uses an ultra-efficient, multi-louvered, high-density fin configuration between high-pressure oil cooling plates to achieve maximum heat transfer performance and oil cooling efficiency. With this type of construction you never have to worry about road debris damaging the core or causing a leak in the oil cooler.
Twice the oil capacity as the OEM unit for additional cooling benefits on top of the core efficiency.Two-Pass Design:
CSF's new E46 M3 oil cooler features an efficient top/bottom dual-pass design which is comparable in performance to a counter-flow design (front/back), without the much more costly manufacturing and purchase price.Mounting:
This production-manufactured high-performance oil cooler utilizes four mounting tabs and two bolts to secure it directly and easily to your stock radiator's mounting points. No fabrication or additional brackets are required. This is a complete drop-in fitment solution which requires no modifications to install. Plumbing:
This is a direct-fit oil cooler for use with existing OEM oil cooler lines and hoses - E46 M3-specific.Size & Weight:
Approximately 27"L x 3"H x 3"D; 9 lbs
All CSF high-performance cooling systems come with a two-year warranty against defects in craftsmanship or performance. Each CSF cooling system is individually pressure tested before packaging to ensure maximum reliability. This product is designed to be a bolt-on retrofit, but works particularly well in conjunction with the CSF E46 M3 Triple-Pass Performance Radiator or OEM unit.
BMW Fitments:3 Series
E46 (01-06) > M3