New all aluminum radiator from BMW??

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S62ninja
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New all aluminum radiator from BMW??

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Anyone else get this as the OEM radiator from BMW? Ordered from FCP euro but this doesn’t look like their photo (obviously) or what I have (which looks like their photo).

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austin8753
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Re: New all aluminum radiator from BMW??

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i bought one for my M5 in May, 2019, and it looks exactly like yours.
S62ninja
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Thanks for the quick reply. Wish my sticker didn’t look so sketchy for a Genuine BMW part.
LeiseyJr
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Wow, that is cool. Wonder if they implement that with the new 535i radiators from them
https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/radiato ... 00-00.html
vinceg101
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LeiseyJr wrote: May 20, 2021 10:18 AM Wow, that is cool. Wonder if they implement that with the new 535i radiators from them
https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/radiato ... 00-00.html
They still show the usual plastic tank version for the A/C cars, though. But it would be cool if they did.
craggd
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I have an all aluminum radiator from Ron Davis in my M5 (also in my '80 635CSi). Great alternative.
douglasM5
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craggd wrote: May 21, 2021 6:27 PM I have an all aluminum radiator from Ron Davis in my M5 (also in my '80 635CSi). Great alternative.
I went on their website but don't see a radiator for an e28 M5. Did you have yours custom made by them?

Thanks, Doug
Ken H.
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Had RDR build one for my M5 a few years back.Their part # 1-13M58788.
Not a pure custom item, but a couple of month's delay in shipment. RDR was in the middle of doing a run of radiators for NASCAR teams.
Definitely worth the wait. Hardly cheap, but worth every bit of the cost. :up:
e30 Alpina B6 3.5
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The factory e28 m5 and e24 m6 radiator came black. I had to replace my old one. I bought one from BMW about five years ago. The tanks are black and the center is aluminum silver.
craggd
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Re: New all aluminum radiator from BMW??

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douglasM5 wrote: Jun 02, 2021 9:23 PM
craggd wrote: May 21, 2021 6:27 PM I have an all aluminum radiator from Ron Davis in my M5 (also in my '80 635CSi). Great alternative.
I went on their website but don't see a radiator for an e28 M5. Did you have yours custom made by them?

Thanks, Doug
They had a core for the M5 so I'd call them. For the euro 6er I had to send them my radiator to get it made.
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