• 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. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'll get you one as soon as they start it.
        Awesome. Hopefully they took some pics of the new long rod setup?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        Awesome. Hopefully they took some pics of the new long rod setup?
        The sleeves are longer.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'll get you one as soon as they start it.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        GL HF
      1. NikB316's Avatar
        NikB316 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        Nice man! Looking forward to it!
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Pls lmk when you go. I still didn't even get to meet you and I really wanna see your car start up.

        "It's alive!!!!"
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      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Good news, car should be started this week. There's going to be hell to pay.
        Video or I call bull$#@!
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Video or I call bull$#@!
        Call whatever or whomever you want. I'd suggest the bank to make sure I still have those odds on the C63 and CLK.
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        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Call whatever or whomever you want. I'd suggest the bank to make sure I still have those odds on the C63 and CLK.
        Odds were on the CLK....I am not worried, don't worry.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Call whatever or whomever you want. I'd suggest the bank to make sure I still have those odds on the C63 and CLK.
        You have no idea whats going on do you? LMAO......just wait Click here to enlarge
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        JRCART -
        Sticky, when I beat you I want somebody from Gintani to hand me the $1000, ok? It can be your money but I want one of them to hand it to me.
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        Black Sheep -
        Lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Odds were on the CLK....I am not worried, don't worry.
        I thought both but that's fine.
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        Sticky -
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        Sticky, when I beat you I want somebody from Gintani to hand me the $1000, ok? It can be your money but I want one of them to hand it to me.
        Ok and when I beat you I want it all in Euros, handed to me in Paris, by Jay Z.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I thought both but that's fine.
        Come on man, I never offered those 10 to 1 odds on the C. C will never see drag radials mounted to it, if you want to race me around Willow Springs I will give you 20 to 1 odds and I will use the C.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ok and when I beat you I want it all in Euros, handed to me in Paris, by Jay Z.
        You can lay down any pay requests you wish, fact is I will not lose therefore I will not be paying.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        I am going to have a friend at the race between the CLK and your car carrying a camera around just to get footage of Gintani peoples faces when you lose your first race after three plus years of building...gonna be $#@!ing priceless.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Come on man, I never offered those 10 to 1 odds on the C. C will never see drag radials mounted to it, if you want to race me around Willow Springs I will give you 20 to 1 odds and I will use the C.
        I'll take all the bets.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I am going to have a friend at the race between the CLK and your car carrying a camera around just to get footage of Gintani peoples faces when you lose your first race after three plus years of building...gonna be $#@!ing priceless.
        Heh man I may be on low boost for now but we'll see if I did to spin her up. Might want to be careful as I will reference these posts...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        You can lay down any pay requests you wish, fact is I will not lose therefore I will not be paying.
        Hey that's the spirit.