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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. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        relax man you are just an easy target to piss off lol. I like your project so calm down. Mostly interested in your DCT work which I admire. You're inability to differentiate between sarcasm and reality amazes me. So to make it crystal, i'm teasing you 90% of the time.
        I have a pretty good ability at differentiating sarcasm considering how often I use it. I read a lot of posts and don't particularly pay attention to your specific tones. Regardless, I don't find a comparison to unfor funny.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GetSomeE92 Click here to enlarge
        Dry sump oil system?
        No, that will come later as it will be another $8k or so on top.
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        meeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhh
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        It will be done in January guys. I'm just waiting on one thing. It will all be worth the wait, trust me.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No, that will come later as it will be another $8k or so on top.
        Dry sump is totally useless for driving in a straight line
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Dry sump is totally useless for driving in a straight line
        To a certain degree I agree with you.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        To a certain degree I agree with you.
        I really don't even think one is needed. I've seen m3's at Big willow all the time and they hit massive G's on turns that stick for a while. Some turns are about 8 seconds long and they haven't had any oil starvation/pumping problems. The only problem i've seen on ALL of them, yes ALL. Power steering fluid loves to overheat and just leaks from the cap, gotta have a towel around it and ziptied. I think you're cool to just leave that as is. Just get the damn car already Joe!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I think you're cool to just leave that as is. Just get the damn car already Joe!
        Called Alex today I think January should be good. I'll have a better idea Monday. I'm going to Vegas late January so I'd like to take my car...
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Called Alex today I think January should be good. I'll have a better idea Monday. I'm going to Vegas late January so I'd like to take my car...
        Dude, I'd like that as well man. I'm praying for you to get your car back.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Dude, I'd like that as well man. I'm praying for you to get your car back.
        I think some people are praying I don't so there's a battle going on in the heavens over this. I think the side of good will win.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It will be done in January guys. I'm just waiting on one thing. It will all be worth the wait, trust me.
        2014 or 2015?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Im too drunk to answer
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Im too drunk to answer
        Classic
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        LMAO!!!! Thats the best answer right there lol
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It will be done in January guys. I'm just waiting on one thing. It will all be worth the wait, trust me.
        Just stumbled across this build. This is why your car is out of commission as of late? I keep seeing people making fun of you about it, and i never understood why lol Synopsis of whats going on? Reinforcing the DCT for high HP?
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
        Just stumbled across this build. This is why your car is out of commission as of late? I keep seeing people making fun of you about it, and i never understood why lol Synopsis of whats going on? Reinforcing the DCT for high HP?
        More than just that. Low compression fully built and sleeved motor, with a YSI blower. Along with new DCT clutch pack disc which is the harder part. You need to tune the transmission which has not been done before.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        So it has taken them 2 years to build this transmission?
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        So it has taken them 2 years to build this transmission?
        The building part was easy, even Drew on M3Post tried the same SSP Kevlar DCT plates in his DCT. The software reprogramming is what's preventing this from being a finished product.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        The building part was easy, even Drew on M3Post tried the same SSP Kevlar DCT plates in his DCT. The software reprogramming is what's preventing this from being a finished product.
        Gotcha, so the tranny is all put back together and they are just waiting for tuning software, which nobody has..

        Get a MIT nerd working on it Click here to enlarge
      1. ra2289's Avatar
        ra2289 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Called Alex today I think January should be good. I'll have a better idea Monday. I'm going to Vegas late January so I'd like to take my car...
        Nice. Hopefully it does make it down, I'd like to check it out.