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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. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Why don't you just get another tranny to get the car up and running at least?

        If the bricked tranny ever gets fixed, you'll simply have a spare which can come in handy at your power levels.

        Everybody and their neighbour wants to see your car running and spanking JRCart!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        Why don't you just get another tranny to get the car up and running at least?

        If the bricked tranny ever gets fixed, you'll simply have a spare which can come in handy at your power levels.

        Everybody and their neighbour wants to see your car running and spanking JRCart!!
        I don't get it I have said a million times that is what I would do. It's fine but im just saying im not covering ssp out of principle that's it.
      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ZooyorQ Click here to enlarge
        No ego threatened.. I'm just bored and needed something to do. I'll pickup an E92 this weekend. Let the games begin!

        Edit: It will be a 6 spd though.. I prefer to row gears myself. Old habbit.
        Thread just took a turn for the better, this should get interesting.
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't get it I have said a million times that is what I would do. It's fine but im just saying im not covering ssp out of principle that's it.
        Sorry if I missed that somewhere in the last 1000 posts of this thread Click here to enlarge

        Good to know then! Let lawyers handle the rest. Forum talk won't change $#@!.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        Sorry if I missed that somewhere in the last 1000 posts of this thread Click here to enlarge

        Good to know then! Let lawyers handle the rest. Forum talk won't change $#@!.
        Agreed.
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Omg im so sorry I moved home after getting mutiple degrees and figuring out what I want to do. So embarassing living in a home nicer than anything any of you people have with all expenses paid while padding my accounts.

        I'll buy whatever I want whenever I want to. The obsession with my money or where I love cracks me up. You mad? You ipset I can do what I want when I want?

        Im just amused this buildnis a lot of money to you people. Im happy I have my life and not any of yours. Don't talk about money because I will embarass you.
        Moved home after getting multiple degrees = never had a job. With all this money you have, you should have hired a spelling tutor...embarass...seriously?

        All expenses paid while padding my accounts = your parents must be so proud of you for saying that.

        Living in a home nicer than anything any of us have = putting your entire member database down...nice. Having said that, care to take me on?

        You want to talk about money? Try and embarrass me as to how much more you have been given or have earned than my measly bucks.

        I am sorry to the rest of the forum for going off topic as I would rather hear about the car build than talk about this crap. Joe putting your entire membership database down is perhaps the most arrogant thing you have said.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        can we get back to DCT talk

        BTW, I WISH I could move back home and live rent free/pad the accounts..Id have a custom turbo S65 by now.. i see nothing wrong with it Click here to enlarge
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        can we get back to DCT talk

        BTW, I WISH I could move back home and live rent free/pad the accounts..Id have a custom turbo S65 by now.. i see nothing wrong with it Click here to enlarge
        I agree there is nothing wrong with moving in with parents however to brag about living expense free and put the entire forum down in the process is not right.
      1. Burtonrider22's Avatar
        Burtonrider22 -
        Well since everyone has so much money and I do not....donating towards putting vargas stage 3's on my 135I would be super nice.
      1. Ak335i's Avatar
        Ak335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Burtonrider22 Click here to enlarge
        Well since everyone has so much money and I do not....donating towards putting vargas stage 3's on my 135I would be super nice.
        <3
        post of the day
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        People are obsessed with picking on Sticky's personal choices once they try to talk $#@! and get slapped. Then they back peddle and try to pretend that they are taking the high road.

        LOL @ "google woodside."
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ZooyorQ Click here to enlarge
        One of my favorite things about Woodside is you can't tell the difference from who's got 10mil in the bank, or 10bil.. which is partially why I enjoy living here so much. When you're surrounded by wealth (as I am on a daily basis) suddenly you learn to keep your ego in check because you never know when someones got 10 fold the money and power you do and is sitting right across from you.. and I'll give you a hint... he's usually the one doing the least amount of talking.
        I had to google Woodside.

        Who's got the money in this pic?

        Click here to enlarge

        Sorry for the OT Sticky, but this thread needs a distraction.
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        lol @ rich pricks. God i hope i never act like what ive just witnessed/read.
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        I had to google Woodside.

        Who's got the money in this pic?

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...d865bbaf-1.jpg

        Sorry for the OT Sticky, but this thread needs a distraction.
        Good stuff Adam! I accidentally hit the red thumb on you... sorry for the negatory. I fat thumbed it.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        lol @ rich pricks. God i hope i never act like what ive just witnessed/read.
        I could care less about the amount of money one has. If they earned it, they earned it.

        What I can't stand is frivolous folks.

        I wasn't dealt a silver spoon, born damn near in the gutter and moved out at 17 to wipe my own ass and now my family's ass. Naturally, I tend to admire the self made rags-to-riches guys over those that had an Amex in high-school. The latter doesn't makes one less or more of a person - I just relate better to the scrappers.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MisterEm Click here to enlarge
        Good stuff Adam! I accidentally hit the red thumb on you... sorry for the negatory. I fat thumbed it.
        You hit someone else. Really fat thumb.

        Edit: Nope...you hit me. Click here to enlarge

        Sticky, what about placing the thumbs on opposite sides?
      1. Commanderwiggin's Avatar
        Commanderwiggin -
        The funny thing here...no matter how much money one has...apparently it's not enough to get a working YSI SC'd E92 with DCT in less than 3 years.

        ZooyorQ will have an E92 in kill mode long before Gintani has this wrapped up by the trend going on here.

        And I personally love all the talk about money...shows a persons true character rofl. If you had money sticky you'd be driving a Ferrari or a Lambo...ffs why a lowly E92 lol.
      1. Commanderwiggin's Avatar
        Commanderwiggin -
        But back to cars...I really would like to see this thing running regardless...put all the money $#@! in the trash because it doesn't belong where true enthusiasts gather (minus corvettes of course)
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        what the heck is going on in here?....sheesh
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        funny $#@! that's whats going on
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Big boys are talking here.
        Yeah keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better...