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kylebes1
06-04-2004, 05:56 PM
I was wondering if anyone had ever used an e36 radiator in the early e30s? I know it can be done but was wondering aobut the specifics.

bmwm5lover
06-04-2004, 06:02 PM
What would the point of that be?

kylebes1
06-04-2004, 06:11 PM
Well, was gonna put a larger engine in it and mine has a busted top tank and none of the shops around here can order the tank so I am gonna have ot buy a new one so I figured I would need a bigger radiator to handle the m50 for example.

kylebes1
06-04-2004, 06:12 PM
The point is that mine is busted and I cannont find anywhere to oreder the top tank to reapair it. Also I figured that the m50 for example would need the larger radiator.

RageHard
06-04-2004, 08:40 PM
The m50 rads are also 1/2 the price, I think on the earlyer cars wou may need to replace the coolant reservoir (from a 320?) and you will need hoses from an e30 or e36 325.

T.Dot_E30
06-04-2004, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by kylebes1
The point is that mine is busted and I cannont find anywhere to oreder the top tank to reapair it. Also I figured that the m50 for example would need the larger radiator.


where do u live in the boooonies? Any place that re-cores rads can do any type of rad...


Here in toronto there most be atleast 10 places i know of....

kylebes1
06-05-2004, 01:35 AM
I live in Georgia, of the US, most of the people aorund here have have the IQ of a rock.

I can get the e30 318i radiator for 143 new, the e36 325 rad for 190. Can anyone get it cheaper?

Spaz
06-05-2004, 02:44 AM
with the e36 rad, you need the later cooling system, 88-on so i would stay with the 318i rad.

Jase
06-05-2004, 02:52 AM
If you lived closer i have a good rad for you. $50 cdn from my 318i.