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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 fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Great things take time. Click here to enlarge
        Also need a new design... and I'm kind of out of colors.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.

        waiting on a cf driveshaft?
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.
        Delayed Merry Christmas
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.
        Cant wait to see what youve created. Any mid-build photos?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        waiting on a cf driveshaft?

        No that will come later.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
        Cant wait to see what youve created. Any mid-build photos?
        Nothing to show right now unfortunately. Just know we are almost there.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        I'm ready bro.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I'm ready bro.
        Think we have all been ready lol
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Think we have all been ready lol
        I mean to line up with him when the car is ready. I will be ready to lose Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Update? ;D
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Break in within the next two weeks. That's all I got.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Well that's a pretty good update....
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Patience people.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        what are you waiting on them to finish exactly?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        what are you waiting on them to finish exactly?
        I changed something. Something important.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        Please have this car ready. PLEASE. I need a ride in it on the airstrip. I deserve one! LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Please have this car ready. PLEASE. I need a ride in it on the airstrip. I deserve one! LOL
        I ​deserve one...
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        Twin Turbo w/nitrous?