Upgraded oil pans

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Feb 19, 2018
19
#1
So my 335is DCT bottom and side gaskets are leaking. Since I want to deal with this once, I want to upgrade the gaskets with Viton gaskets and the pan to a metal one in the hopes that this will help. I can’t seem to find much info in the forums but I know SSP, Gintani, Mojo, and Slon make billet aluminum pans. I know that SSP also makes Viton seals.

Does anyone have any experience, installed pictures, or other recommendations? I also want to know which pans prevent the bottom cover from being reinstalled. I would like to retain mine if possible. Thanks!
 
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Nov 18, 2017
764
#3
There is a cast aluminium pan made by someone somewhere that was around half the price of the billet one.

It was in the DCT Facebook group but I’ve since left so can’t get to it.
 
Feb 19, 2018
19
#4
THANKS! I’ll post that question in the DCT group I’m in and I’ll post answers here. I know I can’t be the only one that wants to fix leaks haha.
 

doublespaces

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Oct 18, 2016
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#8

n54dct

New Member
Sep 7, 2018
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Finland
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n54dct

New Member
Sep 7, 2018
2
Finland
#11
Can the SSP seal be used with other pans?
It would seem so, I think it is identical in shape and size to the original gasket, only the material is different. But it should be noted that some aftermarket oil pans use sealant instead of a gasket.

The viton dct oil pan gasket can be also found cheaper for 99$ on ebay. I think SSP is still the only manufacturer for the viton mechatronic cover gasket.

Also it would seem that the O-ring for the wiring harness can be a source of leak, so it could be wise to replace it too if the transmission is taken out.
 

aus335iguy

Lieutenant
Nov 18, 2017
764
#12
Any aluminium pan can have bungs welded or tapped in. A sump pump and a thermal switch and relay, some lines and a cooler... job done. The tranny already has oil lines though, why not just tap a cooler into those ? Much easier than getting a pump and wiring etc. if it’s good enough for M3s then I personally wouldn’t complicate it more than that.
 

aus335iguy

Lieutenant
Nov 18, 2017
764
#13
Also of all the pans, as far as I remember the slonik one was the only one with a revised pickup to take advantage of the extra volume. The others may have revised their offering since I saw them
 

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