• 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 -
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.

        waiting on a cf driveshaft?
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.
        Delayed Merry Christmas
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.
        Cant wait to see what youve created. Any mid-build photos?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        waiting on a cf driveshaft?

        No that will come later.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
        Cant wait to see what youve created. Any mid-build photos?
        Nothing to show right now unfortunately. Just know we are almost there.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        I'm ready bro.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I'm ready bro.
        Think we have all been ready lol
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Think we have all been ready lol
        I mean to line up with him when the car is ready. I will be ready to lose Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Update? ;D
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Break in within the next two weeks. That's all I got.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Well that's a pretty good update....
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Patience people.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        what are you waiting on them to finish exactly?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        what are you waiting on them to finish exactly?
        I changed something. Something important.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        Please have this car ready. PLEASE. I need a ride in it on the airstrip. I deserve one! LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Please have this car ready. PLEASE. I need a ride in it on the airstrip. I deserve one! LOL
        I ​deserve one...
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        Twin Turbo w/nitrous?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        N54 under the hood? Cool. Click here to enlarge