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    • DCT Build Part XII - Build complete, pictures of final assembly, transmission cooler, and Viton seals

      Well, this has been a rather lengthy road to completion but the transmission is basically complete. The car was dropped off by SSP last month to Gintani who should have the motor in by the end of this week. The problem is SSP mounted their trans cooler in the location the heat exchanger for the supercharger needs to go so SSP will need to come to Gintani's facility to re-run their lines as the cooler will need to go in a different location. What took so long for this update? Well, we have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for SSP to send us details on the Viton seals that required 3 redesigns but never received the information on why these seals are superior to the stock units.

      So, I decided to do my own research and here is what I came up with. These are the stock BMW seals used in the DCT. What is wrong with them exactly? We do not know other than they apparently are not up to the task:










      Here are the Viton seals which delayed the project by 3 months. Viton is a synthetic rubber used for seals, O-rings, things of that sort. Viton was likely used as it is less susceptible to decay and already used in BMW applications such as in VANOS. Viton has much higher temperature and chemical resistance characteristics than the stock seals. Here is what they look like:










      This is the DCT cooler that was mounted by SSP up front. This needs to be moved somewhere else as the supercharger heat exchanger will need to go there. This means SSP will need to come out and run their lines again checking all their fluids and so forth before tuning can take place:














      This is the final assembly. So, the transmission is built but it took about a year longer than estimated. I believe I was as patient as possible and hopefully this will all be wrapped up in December with a built motor, built transmission, a YSI, and a ton of horsepower.






































      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. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        according to instagram it seems like the engine is ready to go in lol
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        Sticky, if this build isn't done this year, are you going to switch platforms?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        lol, back at you.
        Surprised no one can see what is going on in that photo. I have a good idea now what you guys have been up to LOL. My only question is.....how is the "bulletproof" trans going to handle it at full boost??? Click here to enlarge
      1. gary88's Avatar
        gary88 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I prefer to watch Sticky shuck and jive around the truth and make excuses for the delays and bring up irrelevant $#@! to try to distract everyone. Perfect example, the photo he posted of a motor on a stand lol, that is supposed to impress us? Is that supposed to satisfy everyone's curiosity that has been tuned into this thread for 38 months? Oh, great, Sticky posted a photo of some motor on a stand....the build must be done. WTF?????? He Still will not say if it will be started this week, all he says is it will be started when it's started.....no $#@!? You think? It is just comical at this point.
        Why do you care so much?
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Surprised no one can see what is going on in that photo. I have a good idea now what you guys have been up to LOL. My only question is.....how is the "bulletproof" trans going to handle it at full boost??? Click here to enlarge
        This picture was from last August when we were getting ready for Pomona.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They have no clue.

        What's up haters?

        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...9f0a0c_7-1.jpg
        I hope I don't sound ignorant, but I don't see anything out of the ordinary?
      1. rooringhusky's Avatar
        rooringhusky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What's up haters?
        So Sticky, seriously no one gives a $#@! about the picture of your engine on a stand....considering you said it was supposed to be started early last week and this is the best you can show us...WTF...

        Any news or possibly an update you can add to that pointless picture?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        ts Wednesday night of "Next Week" and I doubt we will see a video of the car running this week. Somebody call Gintani and see if they say "we are hoping for next week" LMAO....you all know that is what is coming.

        Next month, next month has turned into next week, next week, next week, next week.

        Two weeks and two day until Shift Sector, looks like Sticky is missing another event meanwhile he keeps defending Gintani.

        Sticky, you never answered my question, are you claiming your car is going to be making 1000whp?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Sticky should change the title of this thread to "Gintani's 3 Year Blunder"
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gary88 Click here to enlarge
        Why do you care so much?
        Becasue all I have been hearing about for YEARS is how bad ass this car is going to be and how I better watch out becuase he has a AMG beater on his hands. For three years all I have seen and heard are $#@!ing excuses, not one single result other than a grenaded motor and block. I have been trying to line up with him for two years.
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        This thread keeps getting better and better. Wonder who will laugh last. Really do!
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        This thread keeps getting better and better. Wonder who will laugh last. Really do!
        Do you really need to wonder that? I will get the last laugh when I am running my carS, yep both of them at Shift Sector in two weeks and Sticky is cupping the bishop
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
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      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        I come to this thread for all the funny responses. JRCART, please do not stop posting in this thread.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Sticky seems to be sufferring from a form of Battered Wife Syndrome

        When Battered Person Syndrome (BPS) manifests as PTSD, it consists of the following symptoms: (a) re-experiencing the battering as if it were recurring even when it is not, (b) attempts to avoid the psychological impact of battering by avoiding activities, people, and emotions, (c) hyperarousal or hypervigilance, (d) disrupted interpersonal relationships, (e) body image distortion or other somatic concerns, and (f) sexuality and intimacy issues.[5]Additionally, repeated cycles of violence and reconciliation can result in the following beliefs and attitudes:[6]The abused thinks that the violence was his or her fault.The abused has an inability to place the responsibility for the violence elsewhere.The abused fears for his/her life and/or the lives of his/her children (if present).The abused has an irrational belief that the abuser is omnipresent and omniscient
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        JRCart, why did you not attend tx2k13? Seemed right up your alley
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I do plenty of reading....you are compatible comparing apples and oranges. Answer the $#@!ing questions smart ass, are you saying your car will be making 1000whp?????
        Now I just kind of don't want to. This is more fun.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Your deflection tactics suck! I love How you throw irrelevant $#@! into the conversation. I know what is going on with your car, I know what happens to the motor the last time they tried to run it. I know more than you think
        Ok you know everything so why even ask me any questions?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
        That your original motor or the 2nd one?
        That's the new block... being dropped in Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Becasue all I have been hearing about for YEARS is how bad ass this car is going to be and how I better watch out becuase he has a AMG beater on his hands. For three years all I have seen and heard are $#@!ing excuses, not one single result other than a grenaded motor and block. I have been trying to line up with him for two years.
        For the record, my motor never grenaded or had any issues they re-did it BEFORE it had any issues. Get it?

        Since you know everything you might as well want to state everything correctly.