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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. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 335(ex)(eye) Click here to enlarge
        what are the chances that u will have live feed for when u race jrcart? I would be thrilled to watch that live
        zero % chance.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        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 sounds like what she is really saying is... *i would $#@! the $#@! out that guy*... mean while she got you thinking she is thinking he is a lame and she would have no interest.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        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:
        The car sounds really good but a simple yes a week ago would have been nice, then post your video. Theres nothing wrong with that.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        doesnt sound as loud before? that was your car with the headers right?
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Hell yea sticky I'm excited for you. Looking forward to seeing it terrorize the streets Click here to enlarge
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm just running shift sector for fun and to put the fear of god in ESS M3's
        .
        Are you stating you are God now? Or Gintani?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        The car sounds really good but a simple yes a week ago would have been nice, then post your video. Theres nothing wrong with that.
        Or how about rather than making idiotic comments putting people and tuners down you just sit and wait patiently? As if I'm not aware of the thread or questions.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        Are you stating you are God now? Or Gintani?
        It's something called a colloquialism. If this is the first time you have heard it I have no idea what to say I don't even know how you even came to this conclusion.

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      1. BuraQ's Avatar
        BuraQ -
        @Sticky been meaning to ask you this a while back. Did you "reset" the DCT before upgrading to the SSP clutch pack ?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BuraQ Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky been meaning to ask you this a while back. Did you "reset" the DCT before upgrading to the SSP clutch pack ?
        Whatever needed to be done with the software Gintani handled. They have exceptional control of the software now it's nice how that developed. I don't think anyone else is even close.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Whatever needed to be done with the software Gintani handled. They have exceptional control of the software now it's nice how that developed. I don't think anyone else is even close.
        NICE! This is what Ive been waiting for!
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Whatever needed to be done with the software Gintani handled. They have exceptional control of the software now it's nice how that developed. I don't think anyone else is even close.
        So Gintani will be offering upgraded DCT software? That sounds interesting.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        So Gintani will be offering upgraded DCT software? That sounds interesting.
        I would say more like custom DCT software to the application.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I would say more like custom DCT software to the application.
        That's cool that Gintani was able to play with the DCT software. Waiting to hear your thoughts as you get more seat time in the car in the future. Best of luck bro.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        That's cool that Gintani was able to play with the DCT software. Waiting to hear your thoughts as you get more seat time in the car in the future. Best of luck bro.
        Appreciated.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Or how about rather than making idiotic comments putting people and tuners down you just sit and wait patiently? As if I'm not aware of the thread or questions.
        I dont think stating facts or asking simple questions is idiotic and i never once put you or Gintani down. I am not the one calling names. In fact i was vouching for you earlier in the thread saying you just might come out with something that suprises everyone. But i get it, you cant take both sides of the whip!
        Your aware of the questions in the thread is exactly my point but like i said before in response to you, even a stupid person can answer a yes or no question even tho it doesnt seem you can. I wanted to see a nice car built and exceed but you acting like a terd, you better hope, pray that your car exceeds everyones expectations.
        BTW the only thing i am willing to wait on from you is when your car is on the east coast so that i can scrape your ass myself and my car is in no way built for drag racing! How about that?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        asking simple questions is idiotic and i never once put you or Gintani down.
        So trying to say Gintani and I look bad without having any clue what is going on is you being positive? Thanks so much.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        even a stupid person can answer a yes or no question even tho it doesnt seem you can.
        All details were provided I don't know what to tell you other than learn how to read. I said it would be started but apparently that wasn't good enough. So I did answer the question before it was even asked.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        BTW the only thing i am willing to wait on from you is when your car is on the east coast so that i can scrape your ass myself and my car is in no way built for drag racing!
        I'm sorry but whatever it is you have isn't even worth my time. I have a long list of people to race and you aren't anywhere on the radar but you don't have a fast car so your begging for a race is kind of idiotic.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I dont think stating facts or asking simple questions is idiotic and i never once put you or Gintani down. I am not the one calling names. In fact i was vouching for you earlier in the thread saying you just might come out with something that suprises everyone. But i get it, you cant take both sides of the whip!
        Your aware of the questions in the thread is exactly my point but like i said before in response to you, even a stupid person can answer a yes or no question even tho it doesnt seem you can. I wanted to see a nice car built and exceed but you acting like a terd, you better hope, pray that your car exceeds everyones expectations.
        BTW the only thing i am willing to wait on from you is when your car is on the east coast so that i can scrape your ass myself and my car is in no way built for drag racing! How about that?
        No, Sticky can not handle both sides of the whip. He was very quick to start a thread a few years ago ripping them to shreds when I was working with evosport and they were a few months behind schedule. As soon as you learn that thisnis Stickys playground and learn to play by his ruless you will get along here just fine lol.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        No, Sticky can not handle both sides of the whip. He was very quick to start a thread a few years ago ripping them to shreds when I was working with evosport and they were a few months behind schedule. As soon as you learn that thisnis Stickys playground and learn to play by his ruless you will get along here just fine lol.
        I think your history is a bit off there. The thread was started not because of you but due to Evosport seeking investment and that was a big story. Once again you think the world revolves around you.
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I would say more like custom DCT software to the application.
        I hope your car cracks 900whp and destroys some big guns