BimmerWorld View - CSF provides a high-quality that exceeds OE standards, gets rid of the plastic end tanks, and improves cooling by 25-30%. More efficient cooling for your street/track car at a great price.
- Oversized design for E46 manual transmission models
- High performance aluminum core
- Aluminum endtanks instead of plastic
- CSF B-Tube design
- Designed and tested in the USA
CSF Aluminum performance radiators feature a thicker core combined with their B-tube design to offer greatly enhanced cooling performance with improved durability. Instead of a single oval radiator tube, CSF has two tubes in the shape of a "B" that have more surface area and greater strength. In addition, CSF can use a thinner material that is more efficient and lighter. Adding lightness has its benefits as a thicker core will mean the radiator and extra coolant will weigh more (thicker is not always the best). Read more on CSF B-Tube tech by clicking here
. By doing away with the plastic end tanks and connections, CSF has eliminated the main weak points of the stock radiator design. The plastic has a tendency to crack and leak, especially on track cars where the extreme heat makes the plastic brittle.
The E46 CSF Aluminum radiator is designed as a direct replacement to the stock system. It uses all of the factory plastic shrouding, hose connections, and mounting points. Although not a concern, and it does not affect performance, the thicker core will tighten tolerances and move some components slightly out of position. Clearance between the expansion tank and accessory belt is particularly tight but contact has not been an issue even on Spec E46 and other track cars. When retaining the stock/factory fan shroud, some small modification and adjustment may be required. All CSF radiators receive design and development in the USA with additional wind tunnel, vibration, thermal cycle, burst pressure, and salt spray testing done at their production facilities in Southeast Asia. During manufacturing, radiators are individually tested for leaks and receive a 30-point inspection prior to shipping. CSF is an OE supplier to several manufacturers as well as providing private-label products for other radiator brands. CSF radiators have a two year warranty.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
E46 (99-05) > 320i
E46 (99-05) > 323Ci
E46 (99-05) > 323i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 325i
E46 (99-05) > 325xi
E46 (99-05) > 328Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328i
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330i
E46 (99-05) > 330xiZ Series
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 2.5i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 3.0i M54