• 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. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Do you think it will be running this year?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Do you think it will be running this year?
        Yes.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        It's beautiful.
        How they paint those pans? Electrostatic coasting?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        It's beautiful.
        How they paint those pans? Electrostatic coasting?
        Yes:

        Anodizing, or anodising in British English, is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. The process is called "anodizing" because the part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit. Anodizing increases corrosion resistance and wear resistance, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than does bare metal. Anodic films can also be used for a number of cosmetic effects, either with thick porous coatings that can absorb dyes or with thin transparent coatings that add interference effects to reflected light.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        ^ Thanks
      1. Twinturbom3's Avatar
        Twinturbom3 -
        latest tests of SPP kit?
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
        latest tests of SPP kit?
        or the car in general Click here to enlarge Wanted to know if you got the S/C mounted back on.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
        latest tests of SPP kit?
        It's SSP and the clutch pack upgrades are already available.

        My transmission isn't a kit, it is a one-off high torque build specifically for me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DarkPhantom Click here to enlarge
        or the car in general Click here to enlarge Wanted to know if you got the S/C mounted back on.
        I sold my SC so I'm buying a new one and if it was back on the board would definitely know.

        I'm waiting on SSP to wrap it up and bring the car back to Gintani. I was hoping that would be this month...
      1. Twinturbom3's Avatar
        Twinturbom3 -
        Sticky,

        I would love to see the results.

        If the upgraded /modified DCT can hold 40 psi + 400 shot (lotss of torque) it will be great Click here to enlarge

        Will you be spraying a 400 shot Click here to enlarge
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        40 psi + 400 shots ?!! man it isn't a truck transmission.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
        If the upgraded /modified DCT can hold 40 psi + 400 shot (lotss of torque) it will be great

        Will you be spraying a 400 shot
        Umm, 400 shot, uh, no.

        But my custom discs are the same as their GTR 1000 pound-feet capable discs.
      1. Twinturbom3's Avatar
        Twinturbom3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Umm, 400 shot, uh, no.

        But my custom discs are the same as their GTR 1000 pound-feet capable discs.
        Joseph,

        I will call SSP today and see what they will offer.

        I want to make sure the DCT will handle 1000 lbs and shift very fast.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
        Joseph,

        I will call SSP today and see what they will offer.

        I want to make sure the DCT will handle 1000 lbs and shift very fast.
        Nobody is going to hit 1000 pound-feet on the S65 anyway but go ahead. Worrying about shifting is not necessary, it's basically instant.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        ^lol 400 shot, that's a bit lunatic. Would love to see what happens though.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        ^lol 400 shot, that's a bit lunatic. Would love to see what happens though.
        It's not as crazy as some may think....it's all in how it's managed. It's torque that destroys drivelines, not HP. So if you were to add nitrous to level torque, or keep it at a constant point of say 600ft/lbs, that will not hurt the drivetrain the same as a big torque spike to 800ft/lbs and tapering to 600ft/lbs at redline. If you had the ability to add torque to keep the power flat...that would be the ticket...and most people would be surprised just how fast you can go through "flow" when you try to add power like that. If you added a 100 shot at 4000RPM, it would take approximately 220hp worth of nitrous to make the same torque at 8000 RPM.
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        sorry to continue this tangent topic but ive seen/heard of turbo diesel dragsters with over 1000 shots. afaik the highest ive heard of is (drum roll) a 1500 shot!

        mile results:

        #5411
        Ford Mustang Diesel
        205.0 mph
        On the outside, it looks like a standard 1994 Ford Mustang, but Mike Wood's car is anything but. With a 427-cubic-inch Duramax diesel squeezed into a Wolfe Race Craft tube-frame chassis, this Mustang sounds like an old school bus and smokes like a BBQ pit. Wood says what's great about the Texas Mile is that "nothing's too weird." Apparently, that includes 1100-hp diesel Mustangs running 48 psi of boost, a 1500-shot of nitrous, and 205 mph in a standing mile.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        Apparently, that includes 1100-hp diesel Mustangs running 48 psi of boost, a 1500-shot of nitrous, and 205 mph in a standing mile.
        1100 hp Diesel with a huge shot of nitrous? That's crazy.
      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Welcome to the site! There is so much great info on this site you'll be surprised! bimmerboost FTW
        More like you will be shocked how fair Sticky is, and without so many hidden agendas and back alley payoffs like on other sites (M5Board cough-cough). Raza gets banned there, buys a vendor card, and all is well in "M5Bored" forum. Just line up, pay Gustave, and viola!. This site, BimmerBoost is freeking awesome!
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Sticky give BigM62 a cookie Click here to enlarge