Thread: Gintani DCT pan review
07-27-2014, 05:18 PM #1Member
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Gintani DCT pan review
As said in my other thread here http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...rke-experience
I drove straight from Houston TX all the way to Miami. This was 18 hours of driving with minimal stop times. By the time I was half way through the drive the DCT transmission was acting up a lot. Almost to the point it didn't want to shift up from a stop. I never got any warning lights but it was obvious the transmission was overheated.
I had experienced this before on long trips and got warning lights and failures when at the track. This pretty much made me regret the decision not to get the 6 speed like I first intended.
Well while the car was at Active Auto I had them install the pan so I could get a good feel for how it worked on my drive back . I was nothing short of impressed with the results. I never once got the feeling my trans was over heating or any trouble changing gears my whole trip back home. Once home and at the drag track I hot lapped it a few times as I have done in the past. The transmission remained flawless in operation . Where as in the past it would start overheating and jerking all around.
Now this Is not some ground breaking technology . If you have raced any other makes in the past you know that most cars will have larger aftermarket pans available. Gintani just seems to be the first to offer a good solid product for the DCT m car community. It is also worth noting that the stock pan was leaking and giving off a constant burning oil smell. I no longer have the leaks or the smells.
In conclusion I believe this is a must for anybody running a DCT transmission that has intention of track racing or even long high MPH trips in mind. I wish this product would of been available since I bought the car.
07-28-2014, 03:49 AM #2
Nice review man. Gintani definitely knows what they're doing.Burger Motorsports
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08-01-2014, 09:01 AM #3
I can't wait to try it out myself! The trans overheating drove me nuts on the strip.
08-01-2014, 09:17 AM #4
So BMW's DCT can't handle normal sustained driving? I'm amazed they would release it knowing this. I mean hey must have tested the car on a long drive before releasing it no? Glad to hear there is a fix but slightly disconcerting that BMW released it this way from the factory.E92 Bren Tune
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08-01-2014, 09:40 AM #5
Well it also makes you wonder how bearing issues happen but BMW definitely is not flawless.