• 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. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They were breaking it in.



        You really just don't get it. I built a BMW to build up BimmerBoost. If I launch domesticboost.com any time soon I'll buy a domestic to promote it with. I'm just going to do whatever is best for the sites.



        Right now I just want this car done. Anything beyond that will come when the time is right. If the car is the way it should be, I won't be looking for anything else for quite a while.
        I was trying to offer a kind word...

        Being 1 of 1 or 1 of few is novel but at this point it doesnt seem worth it based on your own stated frustration. Jumping to a new platform seems the logical idea and perhaps costs effective as well. Since you're pushing German rides via your site and you wont buy a GTR, Vette, V, Mustang, Camaro etc... I offered some unique options. Its not hard to understand why you attempted or intended to build the car. The real question is it worth the cost in time, money, stress and so on. I'd call Stasis get me the R8 V10 with the blower, throw some insane Carbon Fiber wheels and ride that $#@!. Promote the sites and have something fast with a warranty thats not on every block. I suspect should you finish this out you will bore of it quickly and want to move on. The new M3 is soon upon us along with a host of other great rides.

        Or eat some crow, buy a C6Z and start Domestic or American Boost and do something new. You could even call these guys for a more plush interior
        http://www.caravaggiocorvettes.com/#/interior
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        Being 1 of 1 or 1 of few is novel but at this point it doesnt seem worth it based on your own stated frustration.
        It's all worth it if the car does what it should. It's the time that I can't get as much value for.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        Since you're pushing German rides via your site and you wont buy a GTR, Vette, V, Mustang, Camaro etc... I offered some unique options. Its not hard to understand why you attempted or intended to build the car.
        Come on, I'm well aware of what is out there and what can be tuned and to what degree.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        Or eat some crow, buy a C6Z and start Domestic or American Boost and do something new.
        Eat what crow? The M3 with the YSI and built motor is going to be very, very fast. I already bought domesticboost.com it's all in the plans. When the time comes I'll move on to a new car.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Don't mean to get of topic though. While your car is at Gintani. Build up Domestic boost, you don't need to buy a domestic car for that. There are tons of people already doing some badass builds with domestics right here in our boostnetwork, your boost network. @Sledgehammer @ultimateendz and I are already have reputation and build status to promote domesticboost. Whenever you're ready, you know you have $#@! to front page all the damn time. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Don't mean to get of topic though. While your car is at Gintani. Build up Domestic boost, you don't need to buy a domestic car for that. There are tons of people already doing some badass builds with domestics right here in our boostnetwork, your boost network. @Sledgehammer @ultimateendz and I are already have reputation and build status to promote domesticboost. Whenever you're ready, you know you have $#@! to front page all the damn time. Click here to enlarge
        Setting up the domestics is going to be a little complicated.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Setting up the domestics is going to be a little complicated.
        because?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        because?
        A few reasons.

        First, there are a lot of models. And I will likely need to break it down like this: ford.domesticboost.com gm.domesticboost.com chrysler.domesticboost.com

        Then the engines, models, for each. I mean it's not the end of the world or anything but it just doesn't come as naturally as the German stuff.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        A few reasons.

        First, there are a lot of models. And I will likely need to break it down like this: ford.domesticboost.com gm.domesticboost.com chrysler.domesticboost.com

        Then the engines, models, for each. I mean it's not the end of the world or anything but it just doesn't come as naturally as the German stuff.
        Great things take time. Click here to enlarge
      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....