World’s First True “Plug & Play” High-Performance N55 Engine Oil Cooler
January 23, 2020
Like other components of cooling systems, upgrades to oil cooling systems are often overlooked. Overheated oil struggles to lubricate the engine properly – harming internals over time. On any car making significantly more power than factory, or any car tracked or driven hard; upgraded oil coolers are essential for maintaining optimal temperatures – in turn, lengthening oil and engine life.
CSF Releases a High-Performance Heat Exchanger for the Mercedes C63 AMG (S)
January 9, 2020 >>
Upon its debut, the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG brought new innovative features to the ever-popular luxury performance car market. Its class quickly made it a sophisticated performance enthusiast favorite. That’s why CSF set out to create a cooling system just as refined as the vehicle itself.
Just Because You’re Old, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be COOL
August 26, 2019 >>
The BMW E30 was your typical entry-level luxury car that started off with a two-door sedan style body. BMW eventually evolved the E30 into four door sedan models, convertibles and estate (“Wagon”) models in its later years. The E30 was the first 3 series to offer not only the estate and sedan body styles, but the first 3 series to offer a diesel engine and all-wheel drive models with the 325iX. The BMW Z1 roadster was also based on the E30 platform. Let’s not forget that the FIRST BMW M3 was built on the E30 platform (you can check out the world famous BMW E30 M3 with an S55 swap cooled by CSF here).
The classic BMW trumps modern
August 18, 2019 >>
Wekfest is one of southern California’s most premier import car shows. This is CSF’s last show of the year as we focus on pushing for the end of summer in our busiest time of year and preparing for the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The 2019 Wekfest show was held on August 4th at the LA Convention Center. Bringing enthusiasts from all over California to compete against some of the best builds in the industry to take home the iconic trophy and bragging rights.
Old Italians Get The Ultimate High-Performance Radiator
August 9, 2019 >>
The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater, targa top, small Italian sports car with a mid-engine configuration pumping out 74 horse-power. The X1/9 was hot during its prime in the ’70s and ’80s, a “go-to” choice for young sports car enthusiasts. Popularity quickly grew as the vehicle performed extraordinarily well in slalom and hill climb races. Originally designed by car manufacturer Bertone, it was initially made as a Fiat model until 1982. Fiat then handed production of the car back to Bertone, who continued to produce the compact sports car until 1989. They have not been forgotten and are still quite the classic collectible car for automotive enthusiasts. For those still enjoying their X1/9 for track use, weekend cruising, or even daily driving, maintaining the vehicle with adequate cooling is key to having these classic cars stay on the road. More and more OEM copper/brass radiators are failing, leaving owners scrambling for a reliable replacement. Until now, most (if not all) after-market options available are not built to a high standard, and often prematurely fail after only a few years, some failing within a few months after install.
Because of the lack of a high-quality aftermarket radiator available, “The Cooling Experts” at CSF were called upon by Italian classic car aficionados Midwest-Bayless, to address this problem and collaborated to produce the ultimate high-performance all-aluminum replacement radiator for Fiat X1/9
CSF COOLS the best in SHOW BIZ
August 6, 2019 >>
Summer is in full effect and not only is it the busiest time of the year for us here at CSF, but it’s the peak of the car show season. From the cars and coffee weekly meetups and the countless car shows taking place in the summer heat, it’s finally good to be indoors with the AC on blast. Spocom 2019 was a huge success, CSF brought the RUF 996 RTurbo Porsche and the S55 swapped BMW E30 to stage at our booth, both cars rolling in with the radiator fans blasting after just finishing a shoot with Matt Farah’s Smoking Tire, One-Take, check out the video HERE. This year’s show took place in a larger section at the Anaheim Convention Center compared to the previous years. I would think the spacing would be a bit more spread out due to the space, but I was wrong. They took advantage of the extra space and filled every nook and cranny.
The Ultimate Replacement Radiator For The R129 V8
July 30, 2019 >>
CSF is proud to introduce another industry exclusive to its growing line of “Classic Series” radiators. An All Aluminum Replacement Radiator, yet still high performance, for the Mercedes Benz R129 SL500 5.0L V8 – CSF#8057. These over-engineered German sports cars from the ’90s were technically advanced for their time, and have now entered the “collectible” realm of car enthusiasts across the globe. With fitment spanning a 12-year range from 1990-2002, and some of these early model vehicles now nearing close to 30 years old, the factory radiators with plastic end-tanks need to be replaced.
Practice & Race Day - Keeping Cool Under Pressure
July 25, 2019 >>
Click to read part 1 of the blog – Preparation and tech inspection
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held on a public roadway, so for drivers to get any kind of course practice in, they had to do it between the hours of 5:30am and 8:30am for four days when the road is temporarily closed. Racing at 5:30am means waking up at 2am every morning and prepping the race car so its ready to rip right as the public roads are cleared. This also makes it difficult to dial in the cars with dewy asphalt and colder temperatures compared to race day where drivers begin to climb the hill mid day.