• DCT Build Part XI - Final pictures of finished M3 DCT pan

      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.

































      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. 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.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Yes I would be ready to murder many kittens, and puppies at that point.
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        it's yours ? then $#@! you !!
        man I love that M logo
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
        I will also murder humans/aliens for these reasons.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
        chaos will ensue if i don't get to experience this beast in action.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        chaos will ensue if i don't get to experience this beast in action.
        Any BB member I meet I will be more than glad to take for a ride, trust me.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Fantastic job
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Wait I thought you said the motor was already built? So how would you then stroke it?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Wait I thought you said the motor was already built? So how would you then stroke it?
        Yep, the motor is built currently at stock displacement with sleeves (slightly more bore).

        If I want to stroke it, they offered me a good deal to do so but that would involve a rebuild, yes. New crank and new rods.

        I'm tempted to be honest.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        What is CNC machining? CNC stands for computer numerical control and you see this term used often in the aftermarket automotive industry. Basically, a computer is used to design the product and this design is fed to a computer that tells the machine what to do. In this case, create a DCT oil pan out of a solid block of billet aluminum. Check out the video of the process below.

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      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Machines have come a long way. Can't even imagine how long it would take a human to do that by hand. If it's even possible.
      1. THATDONFC's Avatar
        THATDONFC -
        Their coolant has too much water in it. Cool Video though. I'm gonna post one when I make my wheels. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
        Their coolant has too much water in it. Cool Video though. I'm gonna post one when I make my wheels. Click here to enlarge
        How much water is it supposed to have?
      1. CBR335's Avatar
        CBR335 -
        Very cool! Looks awesome!