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    • 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. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Nice! Logo looks great! Im in for taking a spin in that thing when its done.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
        Nice! Logo looks great! Im in for taking a spin in that thing when its done.
        Count on it Click here to enlarge
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        That block of billet is awesome. Nice job.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        That block of billet is awesome. Nice job.
        Thanks, all credit goes to SSP.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        sick!
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        How much water is it supposed to have?
        I swear, people just love talking out of their asses hahaha every CNC machine I've ever seen uses a ton of water just like that.

        Congrats on getting one step closer on this transmission build, Sticky, have you been without your M3 for all this time or do you have a spare transmission?
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        I swear, people just love talking out of their asses hahaha every CNC machine I've ever seen uses a ton of water just like that.

        Congrats on getting one step closer on this transmission build, Sticky, have you been without your M3 for all this time or do you have a spare transmission?
        his engine was/is? being rebuilt as well, so he has been without his m3 lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        Congrats on getting one step closer on this transmission build, Sticky, have you been without your M3 for all this time or do you have a spare transmission?
        I've been without it and surviving somehow. Longer than 7 months and I'm not falling apart or running to another company or anything.

        It's a necessary sacrifice for the benefit of the community. I don't mind, people whose opinion matters to me know I have an M3 I am building, I'm comfortable with it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        his engine was/is? being rebuilt as well, so he has been without his m3 lol
        Not everyone knows all the details as a lot of guys just focus on their particular platform.
      1. brainofjjj's Avatar
        brainofjjj -
        I found this thread through a posting on M3Post....and now that post has been taken down. the work going on here is extremely beneficial and it's a real shame it's not appreciated on the other site. Seems like a lot of misinformation going on about DCTs so it only makes sense to share the intel. Oh well.

        Thanks for exploring the inner workings of DCT, makes me feel better about my choice.

        Brian
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brainofjjj Click here to enlarge
        I found this thread through a posting on M3Post....and now that post has been taken down. the work going on here is extremely beneficial and it's a real shame it's not appreciated on the other site. Seems like a lot of misinformation going on about DCTs so it only makes sense to share the intel. Oh well.

        Thanks for exploring the inner workings of DCT, makes me feel better about my choice.

        Brian
        Welcome to the site! There is so much great info on this site you'll be surprised! bimmerboost FTW
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brainofjjj Click here to enlarge
        I found this thread through a posting on M3Post....and now that post has been taken down. the work going on here is extremely beneficial and it's a real shame it's not appreciated on the other site. Seems like a lot of misinformation going on about DCTs so it only makes sense to share the intel. Oh well.
        They are in the dark ages with DCT info, their own fault.

        Glad you found it, feel free to share with others.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Check it out:

      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Looks great
      1. SSPKris's Avatar
        SSPKris -
        Wait til you see the black anodized pan..

        Absolutely amazing looking.

        SSP
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSPKris Click here to enlarge
        Wait til you see the black anodized pan..

        Absolutely amazing looking.

        SSP
        Looking forward to it Kris Click here to enlarge

        Glad to see you in the thread, I have about a billion questions as do others.

        I'm also really looking forward to putting those details on the new clutch discs up!
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        hmm I guess I should start trying to sell these pans to the M3 folk around here..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        hmm I guess I should start trying to sell these pans to the M3 folk around here..
        Actually, any BMW folk with a DCT.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        whats the pricing on this bad boy..PM me if you need be..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        whats the pricing on this bad boy..PM me if you need be..
        SSP has not revealed final pricing of the cooling package yet. I am waiting on that (as are others) and as soon as I know an announcement with the package, pricing, and what is included will be made.

        As of right now, all that can be said is it will be under $3,000.