• 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. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5mall5nail5 Click here to enlarge
        I'd be interested in seeing the seals still - my friend does molding.
        I would like to see them as well. Waiting on the next set of pics...
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        Wow, super excited for you! The car will be back in your hands in no time!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DarkPhantom Click here to enlarge
        Wow, super excited for you! The car will be back in your hands in no time!
        Better be, I have a LONG list of people that I can't wait to prove wrong. Not to mention all the people I can't wait to see suddenly not be able to make time for any runs.

        Kris texted me today he needs a few more days although the trans was supposed to be done this week. I texted back asking if it will be done next week and have received no response...
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Better be, I have a LONG list of people that I can't wait to prove wrong. Not to mention all the people I can't wait to see suddenly not be able to make time for any runs.

        Kris texted me today he needs a few more days although the trans was supposed to be done this week. I texted back asking if it will be done next week and have received no response...
        the suspense must be killing you.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        the suspense must be killing you.
        It is eating away a bit.
      1. Twinturbom3's Avatar
        Twinturbom3 -
        Sticky,

        did you ponder about finding a different company to modify your transmission?

        As the seals are made by a third party you may try to source out the seals by yourself. Think about this option.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky,

        did you ponder about finding a different company to modify your transmission?

        As the seals are made by a third party you may try to source out the seals by yourself. Think about this option.
        SSP has the seals and will get it all done.

        I contacted every company that does DCT upgrades. SSP was the only company willing to try.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Delay of a few days:

        Joseph,
        Hello. We have received the seals for your transmission on Thursday. The fitment is almost spot on. I am very picky and have asked the company to adjust one of the seals a little.

        I will call you this afternoon.

        Regards
        Kris
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Sounds good! Dude once this is all done there will be no delays for others. Everyones gotta remember Sticky's car is the first so thats why SSP has to make sure its all done and developed right so that in the future other customers can be assured of a good reliable product.

        I Trust Kris and SSP a lot as they helped us out when others didnt! They gave me every little detail of the issue and work carried out on my customers Transmission. Whenever I am ready to get an E90 M3 DCT first thing its gona go to SSP for the clutch and pan upgrade Click here to enlarge as Im gona get the car from the States most probably.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        Sounds good! Dude once this is all done there will be no delays for others. Everyones gotta remember Sticky's car is the first so thats why SSP has to make sure its all done and developed right so that in the future other customers can be assured of a good reliable product.

        I Trust Kris and SSP a lot as they helped us out when others didnt! They gave me every little detail of the issue and work carried out on my customers Transmission. Whenever I am ready to get an E90 M3 DCT first thing its gona go to SSP for the clutch and pan upgrade Click here to enlarge as Im gona get the car from the States most probably.
        I know, I know. It just gets frustrating after a while. It will all pay off in the end but I'm just starting to reach my limit. I mean we are talking over a year now. I don't know who else would do this.

        I just want to get out there and start kicking ass Ejaz. It's like being stuck in prison.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        at least you're not getting physically raped. Just emotionally/mentally lol
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        at least you're not getting physically raped. Just emotionally/mentally lol
        lol way to rub it in... sticky just think of all the rape you will dish with the final product, there's no way you're not going to think about it owning this car forum so you're best bet is to think positive, otherwise you'll just get depressed and be less productive and helpful.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        at least you're not getting physically raped. Just emotionally/mentally lol
        A brother pointed to something good here.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        lol way to rub it in... sticky just think of all the rape you will dish with the final product, there's no way you're not going to think about it owning this car forum so you're best bet is to think positive, otherwise you'll just get depressed and be less productive and helpful.
        I didn't realize I was productive and helpful to begin with.

        I'm not depressed, I'm angry and jacked up. I'm just itching to lay waste the cars on my list.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I know, I know. It just gets frustrating after a while. It will all pay off in the end but I'm just starting to reach my limit. I mean we are talking over a year now. I don't know who else would do this.

        I just want to get out there and start kicking ass Ejaz. It's like being stuck in prison.
        LOL I get what your saying. I just cant wait till I can get an E90 M3 DCT. I might have to ask you to find me a bargain one once im ready Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        LOL I get what your saying. I just cant wait till I can get an E90 M3 DCT. I might have to ask you to find me a bargain one once im ready Click here to enlarge
        Just buy mine once I'm done.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Just buy mine once I'm done.
        I would prefer to buy stock, as I like to build from the ground up and feel every mod Click here to enlarge Plus yours is an E92. I need a 4 door as I already have my 2 Door E46 m3 and thats there to stay. Im sure You and others will find a me a nice example.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        I would prefer to buy stock, as I like to build from the ground up and feel every mod Click here to enlarge Plus yours is an E92. I need a 4 door as I already have my 2 Door E46 m3 and thats there to stay. Im sure You and others will find a me a nice example.
        I understand.
      1. Terminator-N54's Avatar
        Terminator-N54 -
        Sticky whats going on any update?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terminator-N54 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky whats going on any update?
        I just posted one, read a few posts above.