• 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 Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        It takes less time to travel to mars and back than it takes to build Sticky's car. Just sayin'...
        NASA isn't working on my car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        LOL! Maybe he should get the NASA rocket scientists who built the lunar explorer to figure out the transmissionClick here to enlarge
        The space shuttle would still be in operation if it had an awesome DCT.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The space shuttle would still be in operation if it had an awesome DCT.
        Lol,you just redeemed yourself with that comment broClick here to enlarge
        Hope the car is done soon i wanna see it in actionClick here to enlarge
      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No he doesn't.
        +1. Custom one off work by another shop takes much longer.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BigM62 Click here to enlarge
        +1. Custom one off work by another shop takes much longer.
        People don't understand.
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        how many miles on the break in?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MisterEm Click here to enlarge
        how many miles on the break in?
        I would say no more than 500 should be good, it's more of how you break it in.
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        I was not clear enough. How far into YOUR break-in are you?

        On another note... I was always told to drive it like you stole once at operating temperature. Bounce off the rev limiter or float the valves in order to seat those rings properly. But I started with pushrod V8's....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MisterEm Click here to enlarge
        I was not clear enough. How far into YOUR break-in are you?
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MisterEm Click here to enlarge
        On another note... I was always told to drive it like you stole once at operating temperature. Bounce off the rev limiter or float the valves in order to seat those rings properly. But I started with pushrod V8's....
        I believe in driving it harder rather than babying it.
      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Not to disagree, but all my BMW techs over the years to go easy first 500 miles, not baby miles, but diff. not bounce it off the limiter. I even discussed this with my engine builder Rebello Racing ( JE pistons/custom FI cams/ S62 crankshaft/ p-n-p heads ).
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        With every new engine build esp sleeved they recommend not going over 4k rpm for first 500 miles. I've even read not to use synthetic oil for the fist 1000 miles because it works so well it wont break the engine in properly LOL. I mean it's all different cause this is an m3. Just the stuff I've been reading cause I'm looking to build my motor now. Sleeved up and all. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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        I believe in driving it harder rather than babying it.
        It's not a factory engine anymore, babying it is the only way to do.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        It's not a factory engine anymore, babying it is the only way to do.
        Whatever, we'll see what they do.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I would do whatever the shop tells you so if it has a problem right off the get go, it's on them.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BigM62 Click here to enlarge
        Not to disagree, but all my BMW techs over the years to go easy first 500 miles, not baby miles, but diff. not bounce it off the limiter. I even discussed this with my engine builder Rebello Racing ( JE pistons/custom FI cams/ S62 crankshaft/ p-n-p heads ).
        Just another point of comparison: Porsche hammers the heck out of all of their models on a chassis dyno before shipping each car to dealers.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Well it's going to be a while longer. Not going to get into it but on the bright side I get to change something I wanted to change.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well it's going to be a while longer. Not going to get into it but on the bright side I get to change something I wanted to change.
        Bigger blower?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Bigger blower?
        No I'm already at about the biggest that can fit.
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        TrippinBimmer -
        A cookie stove? So it will bake cookies while driving hard Click here to enlarge
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        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TrippinBimmer Click here to enlarge
        A cookie stove? So it will bake cookies while driving hard Click here to enlarge
        pretty sure if you would have mentioned adding it to the trans, it wouldnt be a far of assumption Click here to enlarge