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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. 335(ex)(eye)'s Avatar
        335(ex)(eye) -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        She would be in for a big suprise then
        Pics or it didn't happen
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335(ex)(eye) Click here to enlarge
        Pics or it didn't happen
        Funny you should request pic, there was actually one posted on here, not sure where Sticky moved it to but it is somehwere on this site. I am being serious lol. Watch people will chime in and confirm it.
      1. 335(ex)(eye)'s Avatar
        335(ex)(eye) -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Funny you should request pic, there was actually one posted on here, not sure where Sticky moved it to but it is somehwere on this site. I am being serious lol. Watch people will chime in and confirm it.
        a pick of your dick? Or a pick with a random dick with your face cropped onto said body?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Funny you should request pic, there was actually one posted on here, not sure where Sticky moved it to but it is somehwere on this site. I am being serious lol. Watch people will chime in and confirm it.
        C'mon man not again...Just post a pic of the AMEX black card I'm sure his "woman" would like that alot more Click here to enlarge
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Money talks, bull$#@! walks
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90Company Click here to enlarge
        Money talks, bull$#@! walks
        you come up with that all by yourself ?
      1. ad445's Avatar
        ad445 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335(ex)(eye) Click here to enlarge
        Jrcart,

        my woman read the past couple pages of your comments in this thread,
        Direct quote (that guy must have a dick so small that the only way he can get a girl to cum is by pulling out your AMEX)
        That's EPIC looooooooooooooooooool
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        @Sticky, the usual BB drama has yet again polluted another thread that WAS informative but now is a mess.

        Please do everyone a favor and move the silly comments to another OT tread and keep the factual posts here.

        Thanks and best of luck with the project. I cant wait to get myself an E90 M3 Sedan by next year (I hope) but i'll keep mine NA @evolve Style Click here to enlarge
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        Joe hinted something was going to happen by the end of day Friday but then we hear nothing.

        What is happening?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        You're kidding right? Exactly which part of this thread was informative??? This thread is a $#@!ing joke just like the entire build. This could have been an informative build had it been completed in a decent amount of time. People have lost interest. The most imformative part of this thread is that it shows how crappy of a motor the S65 is for anyone that wants to tune their car and take it to extreme levels.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky , the usual BB drama has yet again polluted another thread that WAS informative but now is a mess.

        Please do everyone a favor and move the silly comments to another OT tread and keep the factual posts here.

        Thanks and best of luck with the project. I cant wait to get myself an E90 M3 Sedan by next year (I hope) but i'll keep mine NA @evolve Style Click here to enlarge
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        Joe hinted something was going to happen by the end of day Friday but then we hear nothing.

        What is happening?
        He claimed it was running in a previous post.....running properly, now that could be a different story. He also claimed it would be at Shift Sector next weekend, that gives him about five and a half days from now to get it all finalized before he would have to head out to the event.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky , the usual BB drama has yet again polluted another thread that WAS informative but now is a mess.

        Please do everyone a favor and move the silly comments to another OT tread and keep the factual posts here.

        Thanks and best of luck with the project. I cant wait to get myself an E90 M3 Sedan by next year (I hope) but i'll keep mine NA @evolve Style Click here to enlarge
        Thank you Ejaz unfortunately it's the same people... they just don't have any respect for others threads and make it about themselves. It's fine I don't care this journey is just about complete.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        You're kidding right? Exactly which part of this thread was informative??? This thread is a $#@!ing joke just like the entire build. This could have been an informative build had it been completed in a decent amount of time. People have lost interest. The most imformative part of this thread is that it shows how crappy of a motor the S65 is for anyone that wants to tune their car and take it to extreme levels.
        You must have missed where the title states "DCT Build Thread" which was completed quite a while ago with 12 highly detailed updates. Seems to me on the topic of the DCT transmissoin this is the most informative build in the BMW community by FAR.

        Instead you are talking about the motor and the rest of the car which is a separate process but who is actually expecting basic reading comprehension from you?
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Funny you should request pic, there was actually one posted on here, not sure where Sticky moved it to but it is somehwere on this site. I am being serious lol. Watch people will chime in and confirm it.
        My mind has been scarred with teh pic of your penor foreverClick here to enlarge



        And on a sidenote,Happy 3 Year Anniversary to your build thread Sticky(3/31/'10-3/31/'13)Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I saw your post but i was referring to the entire week of you dickin around the question. I guess you didnt want people to laugh at you more if you had to say no, its not running.
        No it's me laughing at you because I have every intention of showing details as I did in 12 freaking parts during the trans build (that not good enough?) and because maybe I wanted to post a video of the car running? Did that thought cross your mind? Sorry, I'm laughing:

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        Joe hinted something was going to happen by the end of day Friday but then we hear nothing.

        What is happening?
        Trying to enjoy my Easter with my family? Sorry updating you over the weekend was not my main priority? I told you it was running Friday, they have been tuning it on the dyno.
      1. mainah's Avatar
        mainah -
        Congrats Sticky! NICE!

      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        My god that is awesome!
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No it's me laughing at you because I have every intention of showing details as I did in 12 freaking parts during the trans build (that not good enough?) and because maybe I wanted to post a video of the car running? Did that thought cross your mind? Sorry, I'm laughing:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDa0Vi8kYFs
        Wow that sounds awesome. Congrats.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        So it's running.....awesome. I hope you can run it full boost at shift sector