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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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84 318i radiator conversion

I wanted to know if I could somehow convert the 318i radiator to the 325 radiator?
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It should physically fit, check the 325 rad you buy as an auto trans car will have an oil cooler on the side too, making it slightly larger.

You need to check where each hose will route, the lower rad hose on early 325's was stupidly close to the cooling fan and would often rub a hole, later ones have a flattish, metal tube that runs behind the fan, next to the engine block.

In theory you could fabricate hoses as needed.......is there a reason you want a 325 rad?

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Yes cause my 318i radiator is cludged its too expensive too buy one and my father got me a junked 325 car for parts
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Got you! I thought maybe you were having overheating probs and wanted to add more cooling!

Go for the swap, it if physically fits and you connect hoses from and too it.....it will work!
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