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      10-12-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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Drives: 11 E90 M3 Individual
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Location: Wichita, KS

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Originally Posted by NRBRNG View Post
Damn...that's the most fun pinned! Only had it once in 101 temps at ORP- which has lots of shifting due to 17 turns and many elevation changes. Otherwise, this DCT has been flawless. This driver melts before the gearbox after 25min sessions...
All should be ok. Just pull up for a few laps or wait till next session. When it gets really hot you get the warning light in advance as was mentioned.
There are a couple of corners on the tracks here in TX that are kind of long, slow corners where you can drop down into 2nd but you're near the redline for awhile. That will cause the engine oil and subsequently the DCT to get really hot.

I could down shift into 2nd later into the turn but not sure if I'm comfortable with that. But I haven't had a ton of seat time in my E90 to really build a lot of comfort. I am comfortable mid-corner shifting with my 6SP 330 because I'm in control.
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