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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:58 AM
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What is technical name for this part?

the plastic piece that covers the top of the radiator on the front of the engine compartment.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:11 AM
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:25 AM
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Yea radiator cover. Ecstuning sells the euro one for a good price that looks way better.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:56 AM
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Yes, it's called the radiator cover, but you may also on occasion hear it referred to as one (of two) of the alternator cooling ducts, since this part's actual function is to collect air for the alt. I think most refer to it as the radiator cover, though.

It's P/N 51711977986.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...48&hg=51&fg=75
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:02 PM
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ECS' offering:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-325...vers/ES128015/

And Pelican's:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...FILTER_BMWM=ON

Both are genuine BMW OEM

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Yea radiator cover. Ecstuning sells the euro one for a good price that looks way better.
Where did you see a Euro one on ECS' site? I can't find it. The one in the link looks just like the Pelican one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:32 PM
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I didnt look today ken, but thats where I bought mine and it was around 40 bucks as well.

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