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    • DCT Build Part X - Final machining of SSP oil pan

      Last week we brought you the initial pictures of the build process for the DCT oil pan. You saw one side of the pan and some users asked about seeing the other side. Well, here are the final machining photos revealing the completed pan. As you can see, there are fairly deep fins cut into it for cooling as well as a custom M logo specifically for the BimmerBoost M3. Hey, that's how we roll.































      This article was originally published in forum thread: M3 DCT Build Journal - World's First BMW DCT Build started by Sticky View original post
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      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        Look into procharger yourself. Can't hurt. Isn't t trim max boost 25-28 lbs?? I'm
        probably wrong but if ysi doesn't work. T trim should still be a killer.

        Isn't belt slip going to be Main problem. If they can fit ysi on the s54 should be possible. Wiseguy used. Cog setup? You got low compression stroker correct?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Isn't belt slip going to be Main problem. If they can fit ysi on the s54 should be possible. Wiseguy used. Cog setup? You got low compression stroker correct?
        Didn't stroke it.

        Cog setup might be a solution but I haven't seen anyone get one working yet. Yes, belt slip would be a huge issue. Cog drive may be the only way to properly do a YSI.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Look into procharger yourself. Can't hurt. Isn't t trim max boost 25-28 lbs?? I'm
        probably wrong but if ysi doesn't work. T trim should still be a killer.
        I'm going to do that. T-trim can do 26 psi which would be plenty. YSI is capable of 30 but also moves much more volume since it is larger.
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        Didn't wiseguy do a cog setup. Can't remember that far back. I do the custom parts and everything looks well done. Maybe get a cog setup idea from that? Just a guess. I wishhe wouldn't finished that. Sometime I miss the linar power sc with the Ms. If I had a solid build motor setup for s54 setup before hpf I probably wouldve done it but my research and talks with people seem like dead end or more the. Hpf. So hpf it was and I never looked back.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Didn't wiseguy do a cog setup. Can't remember that far back.
        I don't know, but he did end up abandoning the project so guess it didn't go all too well.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        aybe get a cog setup idea from that? Just a guess. I wishhe wouldn't finished that. Sometime I miss the linar power sc with the Ms. If I had a solid build motor setup for s54 setup before hpf I probably wouldve done it but my research and talks with people seem like dead end or more the. Hpf. So hpf it was and I never looked back.
        If I could go turbo I would, but I can't. I just want to do the best SC setup I can.
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        I don't think hardware was much of problem for him. I think DA was $#@!img around with him. Who knows. Tuning maybe. That's were most projects die. My fingers are crossEd for you.

        So no stroker? Probably wasn't even worth it. Now get moving and let's see this thing. Shred the roads and silence haters!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BattaM3 Click here to enlarge
        So no stroker? Probably wasn't even worth it.
        Exactly, I thought about it but really this is going to come down to how much boost I can cram in from an SC.

        I know the tuning will be a factor, trust me. I'm hoping they will have it all sorted and Gintani is really looking like the only company willing to tackle Stage 3+ built motor E92 M3's.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        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
      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.