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    • DCT Build Part VIII - Putting it back together

      As of right now, the transmission is completed and the cooling system is in the process of being completed. Where we left off was the car being taken to SSP for the build of the cooling system. To make this all make sense we will not skip ahead, instead showing you each step. Here SSP is getting ready to put it together with the new clutch discs. They laid out all the parts and used 3d scanning equipment to record them to aid in the production of the parts. Everything was laid out to make sure the parts were clean and accounted for. Additionally, they were working on prototype viton seals for the transmission. The next update will have details on the cooling system.























      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 -
        i hate how posts get hidden, seems like something the other site would do....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        i hate how posts get hidden, seems like something the other site would do....
        You can still read them if you have enough rep so I don't know what to tell you. Posts don't get deleted unlike the other site.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        i hate how posts get hidden, seems like something the other site would do....
        It's a high rep privilege, encourages forum participation. I was sub-1,000 a few months ago, so I know your frustration.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        It's a high rep privilege, encourages forum participation. I was sub-1,000 a few months ago, so I know your frustration.
        I'm soooo close!
      1. Mr.Squeeze's Avatar
        Mr.Squeeze -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        I'm soooo close!

        Yet Im so far lol oh well
      1. THATDONFC's Avatar
        THATDONFC -
        When do you get to drive the car? I can hear it on the dyno all the way from Van Nuys Blvd.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
        When do you get to drive the car? I can hear it on the dyno all the way from Van Nuys Blvd.
        If you can, try to take audio of the car. Would love to hear how it sounds since you guys are ~1 block away
      1. Ak335i's Avatar
        Ak335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        I'm soooo close!
        repped to get ya closer! Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ak335i Click here to enlarge
        repped to get ya closer! Click here to enlarge
        <3
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Sticky, congratulations- glad to hear your car is running. 600 miles on the dyno? Wow. Any dyno graphs for us to see?

        Congratulations again- I'm sure it feels good to be back in action after so long. Now drive it like you stole it! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
        When do you get to drive the car? I can hear it on the dyno all the way from Van Nuys Blvd.
        Hah yeah since the tags expired they can't drive it also one of the reasons these idiots going just by miles and no street time is just plain... well, idiotic.

        I'm dropping the tags off today and need to go buy some pails of FTW Purple.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
        Any dyno graphs for us to see?
        No.
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Threw some reps to folks who are close to 1000pts... So cliff notes version is Sticky is threatening not to show in order to teach @JRCART a lesson. Thread is full of win, I just wanna see a race jump off. Rather curious what this car will make HP wise and how the trans holds up to the power. The wait continues!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        My car runs on my schedule.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        I'd rather have sticky not go on low boost. I think the event is 2 short of a notice since when the car got put back together he would be rushing into it. Cut the guy some slack. Once he is running full boost than than take care of your bets
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I'm going to do as I see fit regardless.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        after waiting so long, cutting corners to get to one event, before the racing season of the rest of the country even begins, would be foolish. If the car is ready, the car is ready. if its not, at least its running now.. i can already hear the hearts of the competitors already skipping beats Click here to enlarge
      1. Blitz535i's Avatar
        Blitz535i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Hah yeah since the tags expired they can't drive it
        I'm happy to drive around with you on those expired tags, not likely you'll get a ticket with me along...

        Happy for you sir, enjoy the hell out of that car; sorry there's been a few impatient folks along the way trashing your build.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blitz535i Click here to enlarge
        I'm happy to drive around with you with those expired tags, not likely you'll get a ticket with me along...

        Happy for you sir, enjoy the hell out of that car; sorry there's been a few impatient folks along the way trashing your build.
        It's all good, all going to be worth it.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        after waiting so long, cutting corners to get to one event, before the racing season of the rest of the country even begins, would be foolish. If the car is ready, the car is ready. if its not, at least its running now.. i can already hear the hearts of the competitors already skipping beats Click here to enlarge
        I agree, it's running, this is a fact so now get the car dialed in. I assume another 300-500 street miles will be all it needs