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M20 in a 69 2002 radiator question again.

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I am looking for more definite answers.

I tried the scirocco radiator. It won't work. Way too small.

The E30 radiator does not fit either.

I know that 323i radiator fits but that is one pricey unit. I can have a custom radiator for that kind of price.

I can see spending $200 on a off-the-shelf unit, not $450.

Is there something that will work? Please post a known good solution. Please be specific. I can measure 19 inches of vertical clearance. Width is not a big deal, but the radiator has to be thick enough to allow for enough cooling. Like the 323i rad.

Any help would be appreciated.

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the IE radiator works and it is kinda cheap not too sure off the top of my head and also look at Top End Performance too

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that's the radiator I used and it did fine in the high desert, full throttle tahoe climbs, and summer sacramento roasts... hmm

is your fan turning on?

Is the car actually overheating?

I'm baffled really.

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that's the radiator I used and it did fine in the high desert, full throttle tahoe climbs, and summer sacramento roasts... hmm

is your fan turning on?

Is the car actually overheating?

I'm baffled really.

Are you using a stock scirocco radiator? I would be surprised if it worked. It has half the surface area of the stock E30 radiator. Are you running an oil cooler?

I guess the term "Scirocco" means Scirocco-style. I am not sure what the style is, but the AFC unit seems to fit the bill as far as cooling capacity. And if it fits, (and it seems to) then I will get one. The like the mounting tabs at the bottom. It should make it easy to install on an early car. The price seems pretty good too.

Thanks for the input. Finally, a viable solution.

Now for the oil cooler. If BMW put one in, I plan on doing the same.

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Pierre, I am running a small Mocal unit (6x9 I think?) from pegasus, as well as the AN fittings from them that plug into the factory housing/tstat. The unit is behind the pass side headlight, and provides more than enough oil cooling for my m20 turbo.

Matt

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hey i got the same set up i just got a 3 core rad custom made fits perfect and not a problem cooling it, also im using a pusher fan

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After running the 323i radiator for about a year, it had a tough time cooling the engine in the warmer weather (although it was used and has seen some miles). I recently swapped it out for a brand new Scirocco rad ($65) which has performed flawlessly. Car runs consistently around 185-190 degrees and the fan kicks on around 200. Within a few seconds the temp gauge is right back to the middle.

I'm also running a small Setrab oil cooler in front of the radiator and electric fan.

- Chris

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