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    Does this 335i have a factory oil cooler...pic included

    Ive been searching for a 335 for over a month now and will be buying one in the next 2 weeks. Ive noticed that some cars have 2 lines running to where the oil thermostat is and some don't. So if the car has those two lines does it have an oil cooler?
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    Look in the driver side passenger fender and you will see it. Can't be certain from engine bay pic.
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    so that's the only way to be sure it has an oil cooler? I"m looking at cars online so no one takes a pic inside of the passanger fender. Don't the feed and return line from the oil cooler go somewhere?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmw335iguy Click here to enlarge
    so that's the only way to be sure it has an oil cooler? I"m looking at cars online so no one takes a pic inside of the passanger fender. Don't the feed and return line from the oil cooler go somewhere?
    Yes. BMW was weird with options to determine oil cooler.
    Just ask the seller to look inside the passenger fender and you will know for sure. Instead of speculating.
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    No, it is not the only way. That car has an oil cooler. If you look by the oil filter, you will see the thermostat is bolted in the front, and has hoses running toward the passenger fender and down to the wheel well area.
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    Thats what I thought, I've seen other cars where the thermostat housing is on the side of the oil filter and has no lines running towards the passanger fender. Thanks!

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    Yep, those two hoses = oil cooler. On an Aston Martin, they are for the James Bond oil slick feature.

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    Just a correction, the oil cooler sits on the passenger side on a LHD car. If you turn the wheel you can see the rear of the oil cooler.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
    No, it is not the only way. That car has an oil cooler. If you look by the oil filter, you will see the thermostat is bolted in the front, and has hoses running toward the passenger fender and down to the wheel well area.
    Exactly, yes that car has a oil cooler. Those parts/hoses wouldn't be there if it didnt.
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    What is the major (ie. maybe not so obvious) advantage of having a 335i with a factory oil cooler? Mine does have one.

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    the advantage is that you're less prone to an induced limpmode due to high oil temps. without an oil cooler, a spirited driver may not pay attention to his oil temp gauge and wind up triggering limp. if he had an oil cooler he would have a much harder time triggering limp, although with hot lapping, even a bone stock, and stock oil cooled 335 will limp eventually.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nekky Click here to enlarge
    What is the major (ie. maybe not so obvious) advantage of having a 335i with a factory oil cooler? Mine does have one.
    If you don't track your car, you won't need a oil cooler IMO. I drove without one for a year with a stg 1 giac flash and never had limp mode, even on hot days.
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