An Award Winning Finish for CSF
May 31, 2019
With May coming to an end and just a few weeks shy of summer, car shows and caravans are in full swing here in Southern California. CSF geared up and prepared for the 20th year anniversary of Bimmerfest, the largest private BMW gathering in the world. Hosted in our back yard, Auto Club Speedway that is less than 10 minutes away from our headquarters. This is one of the biggest events of the year that we attend considering BMW is our strongest market. Check out our Bimmerfest 2018 recap if you missed it last year. And against the odds, Southern California decided it wanted to show chances of rain in the forecast for the big weekend. Not only was there Bimmerfest to look forward to, but it was also Memorial Day weekend! We had our ponchos on stand-by, set our alarm clocks for the big day and were ready to kick-off the weekend with a bang!
Old meets new
February 26, 2019
The E30 is a true icon of German engineering and performance. As the years pass by, the prices continue to climb it seems and more enthusiasts want to get their hands on one. To this day I still miss mine, wish I never got rid of it.
CSF COOLS the F-Series B58 engine
February 13, 2019
The BMW F-series B58 engine is found in a wide array of BMW vehicles (M140i, M240i, 340i, 440i). The motor is similar to the S55 engine found in the latest generation F8x M3/M4 (and new M2 competition) in that it has an indirect water-to-air charge cooling system with a supplemental front mount heat exchanger to cool the water that circulates through the charge cooler. However, unlike the S55 motor, the BMW B58 charge cooler is built into the plastic intake manifold housing. In the meantime of continued development of its high-performance manifold charge cooler, CSF has first released their new BMW B58 heat exchanger for BMW F-Series vehicles. CSF’s new high performance B58 heat exchanger drastically reduces water temperatures in the charge cooling cycle, which in turn reduces and stabilizes the intake air temperatures of the engine. With many unique features, included accessories, and of course, industry-leading performance, it’s without a doubt the best option on the market for every consumer whether it be for a daily driver or a high-performance race car.
Late to the party, but the best has arrived!
January 31, 2019
It’s about damn time!” That’s what the industry shouted back when they found out that CSF would finally be releasing a high-performance BMW N54 intercooler. Late to the party considering the platform is now over ten years old, but after the overwhelming success of the CSF’s newer BMW n55 intercooler, CSF had to answer the call and supply an industry leading design to address all the shortcomings of not just the OEM unit, but also other aftermarket intercoolers.
The Ultimate Grocery-Getters
June 8, 2018
Feast your eyes on these two unicorn BMW F11 M5 & F81 M3 Touring Wagons…That’s right, WAGONS! Malte from Carbonfiber Dynamics is the mastermind behind this F11 5 Series Touring Wagon project. The idea was to get a grocery-getter F11 5 Series wagon and do an M5 conversion. Similar projects have been done in the past such as the BMW E39 M5 wagon conversion, an E91 M3 Wagon recently done by LTMW, and the stunning BMW F81 M3 Wagon seen above cooled by CSF as well (we’ll get to this build shortly). Considering the advanced technology in the newer F11 5 Series Touring and the F10 M5, this project will be quite a challenge.
Menace 2 Society
June 8, 2018
Finding another M2 built like this is like finding a word that rhymes with Orange. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the finished product was Clone Trooper and/or BB8, for all you Star Wars fans out there, you probably thought the same. Nonetheless, this Bavarian barbarian is one of a kind and ready to tear up the track.
An M20 oil cooler with all the features you need
December 1, 2017
CSF is excited to announce the release of its new BMW E30 oil cooler (also can fit vehicles with M20 engine swaps). CSF’s new technology & featured packed E30 oil cooler is a perfect solution for the growing BMW restoration market. The E30 has become a great platform for engine swaps of all kinds, from S54 BMW motors dropped into the engine bay, all the way to LS engine swaps, everything has been popping up on the scene lately, and CSF is here to keep you cool!
E9x M3 cooling package featured on SPEEDHUNTERS
March 4, 2017
What happens when a car enthusiast decides to have a family? Facing the dilemma of getting rid of a project car to make room for something more practical is not fun at all. Freddy Chang was looking for was something track-worthy and family friendly at the same time. What he ended up building is the Ultimate Family Driving Machine, an E91 M3 wagon. Working closely with So-Cal heavy hitters, LTMW, they’ve managed to trick this wagon out with almost every M3 detail imaginable; everything from the S65 V8 engine swap, with an ESS Tuning VT2-625 supercharger, to the exterior front and rear M3 fenders, and even inside with proper gauge cluseter and shift knob swap! This M wagon checks off all the boxes.
COOLING Partner of Global Time Attack in 2017
December 12, 2016
It’s about time I put up my blog for The Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle. It was very hectic coming back from SEMA, checking out the Super Lap Battle less than a week after the show, preparing for the PRI show, and let’s not forget about the Thanksgiving holiday. Now that all the dust has settled, time to change gears and dive right into the Super Lap Battle.
Part 1 - The Ultimate Driving machines of SEMA 2016
November 16, 2016
SEMA 2016 has come and gone in a blink of an eye. If you didn’t get a chance to attend or stop by the CSF booth don’t worry, you’ll get a glimpse of our booth and what we brought to the show. Our theme for SEMA 2016 was a complete BMW Takeover (#BMWTAKEOVER). We featured a wide-body BMW M4 Endurance Racecar built by Yost Autosport and a wide body E46 M3 Racecar with an E92 M3 swap by Pure Performance.