View Full Version : L/F BMW 318 radiator

04-02-2012, 11:05 AM
As above says looking for a rad from a e30 or e36 318 for my e30 the one with the res on the side or a smaller rad that will fit behind where the oem rad goes with the right ports on it so i have more space from rad to the engine for the sc belt and pullys.

Does anyone use a e30 m3 rad in there car with S50 swap will this work? Would I have to do some crazy turns with the hoses?

Thanks guys and gals

I live just west of ottawa so i can pick up anywhere around ottawa.

04-02-2012, 02:15 PM
What motor are you running? S/C as well? I've heard people running the m42 rad you speak of with no issues, not my cup of tea tho

04-02-2012, 04:39 PM
I have an e36 rad I could sell you (with the overflow tank) from a 325i, and my brother (i think) has a e30 318i rad that he'd probably sell as well.

I'd let mine go for $100 incl. overflow. If you want my bro's, let me know and I'll find out.

04-02-2012, 04:42 PM
S52 with vortech stage 1 and rms brackets
I've seen one on a form with same set up as me running e36 m50 rad with ess brackets though (i think) and it seems to work but i would like to use the ones i have and also the cleaner the better with the rad. For now if i can just get a 318 rad that would be fine and then i can worry about the SC later. my problem is that i can't seem to find a rad to fit with the sc. I had a 318 rad in there befor with no SC and looks and works great but not when it leaks lol.

04-02-2012, 04:45 PM
sb 600 more interested in your bros rad if you can find out more info that would be great.


04-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Are you in a rush?

He says he wants to keep it for at least the next month or so in case he doesn't have time before the race season starts to fab up mounts for the e36 rad he bought.

You'll get better cooling with an e36 rad anyways ;) Mine good to go any day :)

04-04-2012, 05:29 PM
well the sooner i get the rad the sooner i can put it on the road lol
but not in a big rush the reason i want the 318 rad is cuz the res is built into the side of the rad and i think it looks alot cleaner and then i don't have to mount one somewhere.

04-11-2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks for all the input members of the forum.
Got a e36 318 rad from the junk yard should work great for my setup.