Evolution Racewerks Anodized Black Sports Series Oil Cooler Upgrade Kit with Aluminum Shroud Ducting BMW 335i 08-11

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Evolution Racewerks Anodized Black Sports Series Oil Cooler Upgrade Kit with Aluminum Shroud Ducting BMW 335i 08-11
It's well known that the N54 and N55 engines runs very hot. Turbos that build a lot of heat and a small radiator play into why this engine runs so hot. A quick look at your gauge cluster on your dash after a few minutes of "spirited" driving, you'll notice oil temperatures over 250 degrees. Considering that most cars don't even exceed 230 degrees tells you quite a bit. As oil temperatures get too high, thermal degradation occurs. This is when the oil starts to lose viscosity due to heat and start to break down and becomes more susceptible to "shearing" or oil breakdown. An internal combustion engine like the N54/N55 engine, imparts high shear forces on the motor oil, which is sandwiched between two rotating or sliding forces under load and heat. "Shearing" is when the molecular structure is essentially torn apart by these mechanical shear forces. Lower your operating oil temperature will greatly reduce this. Thus your motor oil is in better shape to protect the bearings in your car's engine, thus improving longevity.

The factory oil cooler with a core size of 8.75"x4.75"x1" (222mmx121mmx26mm) which comes out to 41 cubic inches of core. The Sports Series Oil Cooler system features a large 11"x8"x2" (280mmx203mmx51mm) oil cooler with a core size of 9"x8"x2" (229mmx203mmx51mm). The Sports Series Oil Cooler comes out to 144 cubic inches of core which is 3.5 times larger than the factory unit each!

The Sports Series Oil Cooler mounts to its own box enclosure. Louvers on the backside of the box enclosure ensures airflow through the oil cooler while protecting the oil cooler from road debris, especially debris kicked up from the front tires. During initial testing, our box enclosure had a big window (open hole) in the back for airflow. However, throughout the race season, it took so much abuse from rocks, tire and other debris kicked up from the front tires that we had to replace the oil coolers on our Time Attack 135i. Thus, instead of a big hole for airflow to flow through, we used louvers instead to protect the back side of the oil cooler. This effectively solved the issue without any affect on performance. Oil temperatures as well as oil temperature deltas stayed the same.

Everything needed to install is included with the kits. No low quality, cheap fittings and lines made overseas used here. High quality Goodrich anodized black AN fittings and high end Goodrich Nylon Braided Lines are used throughout the kit. These high end Goodrich Nylon Braided lines are the new thing to use for oil lines as they have many advantages and no disadvantages (other than higher price) than traditional stainless steel braided lines. The main advantage is that they are lightweight. Nylon is considerably lighter than stainless steel. The second advantage is that Nylon Braided Lines are stronger than traditional stainless steel lines. Third, is that Nylon Braided Lines do not fray. Stainless steel braided lines will start to fray and those who are familiar with stainless steel braided lines know what we're talking about. The stainless steel mesh in the lines start to "fray" or break and thus you get poked with the broken ends. Saves a lot of bloody fingers. Fourth, they are abrasive resistant. Since stainless steel lines will act like a saw when it comes in contact with anything and will eventually cut anything it contacts whereas the Nylon braided lines are soft and pretty much won't ever do it. Fifth, heat resistance. Nylon Braided lines can withstand more heat and retain the heat inside the line better. Stainless steel lines tends to release the heat inside the lines, thus when you touch the lines, they tend to be hot. With all these advantages of the Nylon Braided Lines over stainless steel lines, it's the obvious choice for an Evolution Racewerks product.

Type III Hard Anodize Black Finish:The oil coolers come standard with no finish (silver color). Just like our intercoolers, we're now offering them with the Type III Hard Anodize Black for guys who want the stealthy look. With the Type III Hard Anodized finish, it is very hard to tell there is an aftermarket oil cooler on the car. Another added benefit of the Type III Hard Anodizing is that it makes the oil cooler fins harder and stronger, which makes it less prone to getting bent/damaged from road debris like rocks etc... We opted for the Type III Hard Anodizing over the Type II color anodizing which is only asthetics for this purpose only (even though it cost us considerably more to anodize Type III than Type II). We started using the Type III Hard Anodized Black finish on our rally car customer's FMICs years ago. Rally cars go through tremendous amounts of abuse and it was quite common to take hits on the intercooler from debris on the course. In fact after 1 event, we would often see a large portion of the intercooler fins bent (killing efficiency) and fixing them after each event was quite tedious. After the Type III Hard Anodizing, we notice a big difference as there was considerably less damage. Even after hits and even accidents, the FMIC could take more abuse than before. Testing has shown no noticeable ill-effect from the Type III Hard Anodizing on performance (regular spray paint etc... has shown ill-effects on performance). Eventually, we started utilizing the same Type III Hard Anodize Black on our street cars and FMIC applications. It's only natural we would offer the same finish for our oil coolers.

  • Reduces the high oil temperatures that the N54 and N55 engine produces which helps reduce oil breakdown, improving the longevity of your car!
  • Large 9"x8"x2" (11"x8"x2" with end tanks) Oil Coolers. Factory stock oil cooler 8.75"x4.75"x1"
  • Over 350% larger capacity than the factory oil cooler!!!
  • Sports Oil Cooler has a total of 144 cubic inches of core! Factory oil cooler has 41 cubic inches.
  • Available with no finish (silver) or Type III Hard Black Anodizing (for stealth). Hard anodizing helps improve durability of intercooler fins against damage from road debris (rocks).
  • Enclosed box with venting louvers - protects oil coolers from road debris without sacrificing airflow!
  • High Quality Goodrich AN Fittings in Black Anodize - NO China made fittings used here.
  • High End Goodrich Nylon Braided Oil Lines - much better than Stainless Steel braided Oil Lines
  • Optional Carbon Fiber or Aluminum Shrouding to direct airflow through the oil coolers for improved efficiency.
  • Includes all hardware needed to install. No need to go hunting for hardware to finish the installation.
  • Developed under the harsh racing conditions on our 135i Race Car.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty.
  • BMW 335i 08-11
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About Evolution Racewerks

Evolution Racewerks started out as a custom fabrication shop in 2004. Its experienced staff of fabricators and welders can virtually craft any part that you want. Evolution Racewerks’ talented welders (TIG & MIG) are skilled at working with aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. The company takes pride in helping petrolheads build their dream race car from the ground up. Evolution Racewerks has you covered from the beginning stages of chassis preparation, which includes steam welding and roll cage construction, to the complete assembly of the car. 

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If you dream it, Evolution Racewerks can build it. The company specializes in a number of different areas that all come together to create automotive works of art. Evolution Werks’ experienced technicians can install just about any part you may have. Nothing is impossible with the team’s custom fabrication, tuning, and suspension skills. The brand is known for fabricating custom welded (TIG & MIG) steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium parts. As aforementioned, Evolution Racewerks’ specialty lies in roll cage assembly and chassis welding, as they have built numerous roll cages to meet all racing rules set in place by sanctioning bodies. Whether it is NHRA drag racing, SCCA, drifting, or road racing, Evolution Racewerks can do it all. 

Evolution Racewerks takes pride in being a one-stop shop for building, servicing, and pit crewing for your race car. It boasts years of experience building race cars for its customers, many of which brought home trophies and were featured in several magazines.

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Vivid Racing has an extensive inventory of Evolution Racewerks products that will enhance the look, sound, and performance of your vehicle. We carry intercoolers and intercooler pipes, catted and catless downpipes, oil cooler upgrades, charge pipe kits, brake lines, and more! If you have any questions regarding the parts listed above or about Evolution Racewerks, please contact our sales team at (480) 966-3040.

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