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    • DCT Build Part IX - SSP billet DCT fluid/oil pan - major part of cooling system upgrade

      As promised in the previous update on the DCT build, we are bringing you details on the cooling system. What you see here is the SSP billet pan and this has been the major hold-up in the completion of the cooling system having undergone multiple designs. What this pan offers is an additional 2 liters of fluid capacity, cooling fins to dissipate heat, additional cooling through an external source, and better access for fluid changes.

      With more material on the bottom as well as cooling fins this will act as a giant heat sink of sorts similar to the cooling system upgrades SSP offers for the GTR. One of the main obstacles for the DCT is heat build up and the idea is to get as much fluid out as quickly as possible. Even if the hardware is upgraded if you can not cool it is just a waste as it will be burned up just as easily as the stock hardware.

      The pan will be able to connect to an external upgraded cooling source where the additional fluid can be pumped to. It will also offer easier access to change the DCT fluid when necessary. This billet pan forms the major portion of the cooling system upgrade which will retail for somewhere in between $2300-$3000 and will be compatible with all current BMW DCT transmission.












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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        just go T trim. it will be more than enough, LESS headaches and will get you where you want to be, and IF you want more, later you can try to figure out the other setup
        It won't be more than enough. Tightie is currently going the T-trim route but I still don't think that setup is completed.

        To really have this thing do what I want it to do I will need the bigger blower.
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        T trim Kinda big. I'm all for the ysi tho!! You and tightie Need to get these cars out there. E92 growing on me. Doing $#@! right takes time tho. I agree gintani are the only one doing built motors.

        Wish the marketed alot better!! I mean alot.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Wish the marketed alot better!! I mean alot.
        You aren't the only one, I'm tired of some of the negative press that would be *very* easy to correct with some proper documentation.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        T trim Kinda big. I'm all for the ysi tho!! You and tightie Need to get these cars out there. E92 growing on me. Doing $#@! right takes time tho. I agree gintani are the only one doing built motors.
        T-trim was big for the S54, but even a YSI could be done on the S54 so I think it's the right choice for a built motor S65. Trust me man, I'll get it out there ASAP. I want nothing more than to take this car to the strip, do comparisons, 60-130's, hell, I may even take it on the ring.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I don't know if it is quite this simple, but it sounds like a Procharger setup might the answer to everyone's belt slipping problems:

        From a plumbing standpoint a ProCharger F1-R is equivelant. 4" inlet, 3" outlet and a 9.75" volute. The F1-R can flow 400 cfm more air so it has some 250+ hp more potential. It is also self contained. The YSi uses a 3.45:1 transmission ratio, the F1-R a 5.40:1. What this means is that for any given airflow level the ProCharger will use a larger driven blower pulley. This increases area and belt wrap helping you obtain your desired boost without slip. As an example a common crank pulley diameter for an LT1 is 7". Say you want to drive the supercharger to 50,000 rpm @ 6600 engine rpm.

        YSi blower pulley diameter - 3.18"

        F1R blower pulley diameter -5.00"

        57% larger diameter for the F1-R at the same speed. This does wonders for belt traction and it is precisely why it was developed.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        looking good bro Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        In the previous weeks we brought you the details on the DCT oil pan upgrade and the pictures of the machining process. We are happy to say the final design has been completed and here are the pictures of the finished product. Once again, this will allow 2 additional liters of fluid as well as the capability to connect to an external cooling source as you can see from the openings. Pricing details for the complete DCT cooling kit as well as components will be coming next, stay tuned.

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      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        looks clean, the ///M detail is nice
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        looks clean, the ///M detail is nice
        I agree, they did a great job.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        ok now have it installed and drive the darn thing
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        ok now have it installed and drive the darn thing
        There is still a lot of work to be done GG.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        There is still a lot of work to be done GG.
        What the hek its been nearly a year. What other work?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        What the hek its been nearly a year. What other work?
        Yes, getting a custom transmission built that nobody has ever done takes a wile. I'm patient, not a big deal.

        The engine has to be installed, then a supercharger chosen, then the tuning. I may also stroke the motor which would add time, we will see.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yes, getting a custom transmission built that nobody has ever done takes a wile. I'm patient, not a big deal.

        The engine has to be installed, then a supercharger chosen, then the tuning. I may also stroke the motor which would add time, we will see.
        Yes I would be ready to murder many kittens, and puppies at that point.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Yes I would be ready to murder many kittens, and puppies at that point.
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        it's yours ? then $#@! you !!
        man I love that M logo
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
        I will also murder humans/aliens for these reasons.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
        chaos will ensue if i don't get to experience this beast in action.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        chaos will ensue if i don't get to experience this beast in action.
        Any BB member I meet I will be more than glad to take for a ride, trust me.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Fantastic job
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Wait I thought you said the motor was already built? So how would you then stroke it?