• 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. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by img Click here to enlarge
        Fair enough,I don't drag race but im sure a LC built motor running a YSI blower would be an absolute monster and i would def see it clocking great numbers on the strip !
        Shocked that you don't hit the track having the the most powerful S65 on the East Coast (not sure how it stands up against S65's globally)

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It won't even be a comparison, these kids with their baby blowers are doing things now where others were almost 3 years ago. Nothing new or interesting... and won't even be a competition.
        I look forward to the massacre & expect some high quality footage
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        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.
        I've told you this before. So maybe i need to remind you. Chill the $#@! out. </haha>......

        EDIT: I'm really not here to troll. Just mess around with you a bit in a friendly way.
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It won't even be a comparison, these kids with their baby blowers are doing things now where others were almost 3 years ago. Nothing new or interesting... and won't even be a competition.
        Have you got any type of hp goal in mind?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        Have you got any type of hp goal in mind?
        Something similar to a turbo Scion.

        I'd say 7XX on pump and we'll see where I go from there.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The trans should be fine, there are some other hardware changes going on as well that should be completed this month.
        Wheelie bar? Parachute?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Wheelie bar? Parachute?
        Gun rack.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Gun rack.
      1. Forcefed's Avatar
        Forcefed -
        Any update? ETA?
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forcefed Click here to enlarge
        Any update? ETA?
        I believe he said sometime in Jan.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I believe he said sometime in Jan.
        Yep. I don't think I have any more patience for anything beyond that.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yep. I don't think I have any more patience for anything beyond that.
        Could only imagine --- Thinking of going to TX2K13 & showing off?? Maybe built the BB awareness while you're there
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Could only imagine --- Thinking of going to TX2K13 & showing off?? Maybe built the BB awareness while you're there
        I was calculating fuel costs to tow and it would be like $1200 there and $1200 back. Plus the hotel, fees, etc.

        I mean it's possible but that's not cheap.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I was calculating fuel costs to tow and it would be like $1200 there and $1200 back. Plus the hotel, fees, etc.

        I mean it's possible but that's not cheap.
        That's a normal cost to this hobby for most racers....and it gets more expensive if you have a motorhome and a stacker.

        This is exactly why it's good to check with race shops before events to share trailer space. Some shops have 3-4 spaces in their rigs...and they don't mind selling them to help cover costs. Just an idea.....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        This is exactly why it's good to check with race shops before events to share trailer space. Some shops have 3-4 spaces in their rigs...and they don't mind selling them to help cover costs. Just an idea.....
        This is an excellent suggestion. I'm sure a bunch of shops will be coming out from Cali.

        I will keep it in mind. The issue though is as always the car being done.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I was calculating fuel costs to tow and it would be like $1200 there and $1200 back. Plus the hotel, fees, etc.

        I mean it's possible but that's not cheap.
        Just wait till for now. Shift sector will have another airstrip in feb. I believe. Would love to see it live at the event.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Just wait till for now. Shift sector will have another airstrip in feb. I believe. Would love to see it live at the event.
        If the car isn't ready by Feb I may just pull the plug. I'm sick and tired of missing events. I'm sick and tired of having to defend the shop. I'm sick and tired of not enjoying the car. Nobody is paying me for my patience while my car sits there losing value.

        I've had about enough... but hopefully January is the end.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I don't blame you, I would tell the shop, it's Feb or bust, and not pay full price for a unfinished product if they fail....enough is enough
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I was calculating fuel costs to tow and it would be like $1200 there and $1200 back. Plus the hotel, fees, etc.

        I mean it's possible but that's not cheap.
        Wait? Tow the car?
        Why not just drive it there? Saves you $2400,- minus fuel...
        If it is finished you can drive it around, right?
        Or is it just a purpose build trackcar?
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        If the car isn't ready by Feb I may just pull the plug. I'm sick and tired of missing events. I'm sick and tired of having to defend the shop. I'm sick and tired of not enjoying the car. Nobody is paying me for my patience while my car sits there losing value.

        I've had about enough... but hopefully January is the end.
        I feel you man, I honestly do. There is only so much time you can wait. It's been a long time!
      1. ra2289's Avatar
        ra2289 -
        I think you've been plenty patient with this build, at least with the shop and the constantly extending time line. I think 99% of us on this forum would have been done a long time ago so kudos for sticking with it. I have no monetary investment in this build but I would hate to see you have to just stump it and start all over without ever having received a finish product. A lot of time and money went into this thing I really want to see it finished. So git er done.

        Then come to Vegas and give me a test drive Click here to enlarge