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      04-23-2014, 05:40 PM   #45
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You forgot to mention and remove the under tray.
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Correct, you do not utilize the OEM black under tray with our pan to further promote cooling. I am going to edit my original post to add that in; completely forgot to write that in.
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Hahaha yeah, don't want to many people noticing the name when they get down and lay on their backs to crawl under your car and scope out the undercarriage lol
Mostly just don't my car to scream "aftermarket parts" when I take it to the dealer for service or warranty work. They'd definitely notice something was different if they specifically went to work on the DCT oil pan, but with a plain-looking cover they might just overlook it if they were focused elsewhere. All things being equal, I'd just rather have one without any logos. (And, indeed, if no one is ever going to see it, why does it need a logo in the first place?)
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      04-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #46
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Mostly just don't want my car to scream "aftermarket parts" when I take it to the dealer for service or warranty work.

I have to agree. If the logo loses sales it is counter-productive. Better to leave off the logo and have a plain, finned pan. Most potential buyers won't see the logo anyway, so the advertising value of the logo is minimal.
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      04-23-2014, 07:13 PM   #47
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With the pan being deeper I would think the OEM black under tray would be left off???

Better cooling that way, too.
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Mostly just don't my car to scream "aftermarket parts" when I take it to the dealer for service or warranty work. They'd definitely notice something was different if they specifically went to work on the DCT oil pan, but with a plain-looking cover they might just overlook it if they were focused elsewhere. All things being equal, I'd just rather have one without any logos. (And, indeed, if no one is ever going to see it, why does it need a logo in the first place?)
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Mostly just don't want my car to scream "aftermarket parts" when I take it to the dealer for service or warranty work.

I have to agree. If the logo loses sales it is counter-productive. Better to leave off the logo and have a plain, finned pan. Most potential buyers won't see the logo anyway, so the advertising value of the logo is minimal.
We want to brand the products we innovate and bring into the market, so creating a pan without Gintani on it is something we are not interested in at the moment. I understand your concern about warranty work, but whether the logo is there or not, any BMW certified technician will know it is aftermarket once they see it is not the small plastic pan that comes from the factory.
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Only on m3post would people be complaining about the logo.
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      04-23-2014, 07:26 PM   #49
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We want to brand the products we innovate and bring into the market, so creating a pan without Gintani on it is something we are not interested in at the moment. I understand your concern about warranty work, but whether the logo is there or not, any BMW certified technician will know it is aftermarket once they see it is not the small plastic pan that comes from the factory.

Exactly. It's a dead giveaway logo or not.
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      04-23-2014, 08:58 PM   #50
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Mostly just don't my car to scream "aftermarket parts" when I take it to the dealer for service or warranty work. They'd definitely notice something was different if they specifically went to work on the DCT oil pan, but with a plain-looking cover they might just overlook it if they were focused elsewhere. All things being equal, I'd just rather have one without any logos. (And, indeed, if no one is ever going to see it, why does it need a logo in the first place?)
plasti dip the pan prior service, i guarantee you will not alter the tech's visual perception
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It has been stated that you REUSE the factory gasket.
Why not die cut a new gasket? Gintani has the CAD drawing. Getting newly die cut gaskets would be very easy.
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      04-23-2014, 10:35 PM   #52
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Why not die cut a new gasket? Gintani has the CAD drawing. Getting newly die cut gaskets would be very easy.
I thought the same thing. Could always just use some RTV also
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      04-24-2014, 12:17 PM   #53
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Why not die cut a new gasket? Gintani has the CAD drawing. Getting newly die cut gaskets would be very easy.
It is a very thick rubber gasket which is not flat. The original one is completely re-usable and no need for a new one. We made sure to design our pan to fit 100% at all the mounting points like OEM.
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      04-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #54
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Question here, Are you guys testing each cooling item in the kit (Pan/Cooler) separately and going to report on results? Or do you have the data for the cooler already available?
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      04-24-2014, 12:52 PM   #55
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Question here, Are you guys testing each cooling item in the kit (Pan/Cooler) separately and going to report on results? Or do you have the data for the cooler already available?
Yes, we are going to Streets of Willow on May 3rd and will be testing out our products!
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It is a very thick rubber gasket which is not flat. The original one is completely re-usable and no need for a new one. We made sure to design our pan to fit 100% at all the mounting points like OEM.
OK, that makes sense. I didn't know it wasn't flat. Like somebody else said, I have the "right" transmission.
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      04-25-2014, 12:28 AM   #57
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Only on m3post would people be complaining about the logo.
I wasn't really "complaining" about it. I asked a simple question. All things equal, I'd prefer a plain pan the looks as OEM as possible.

But the logo does not take away from the apparent quality of the product and, if a large-logoed version was all that was available, it wouldn't stop me from buying one. I applaud Gintani for bringing this to the market.

Anyway, sorry for derailing the thread, Gintani. Back to talking about performance, fitment, price, availability, etc.!
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      04-25-2014, 12:00 PM   #58
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OK, that makes sense. I didn't know it wasn't flat. Like somebody else said, I have the "right" transmission.
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I wasn't really "complaining" about it. I asked a simple question. All things equal, I'd prefer a plain pan the looks as OEM as possible.

But the logo does not take away from the apparent quality of the product and, if a large-logoed version was all that was available, it wouldn't stop me from buying one. I applaud Gintani for bringing this to the market.

Anyway, sorry for derailing the thread, Gintani. Back to talking about performance, fitment, price, availability, etc.!
Don't worry about it, I appreciate all honest input from everyone. I am here to listen to everyone's thoughts and concerns which helps Gintani put out a better product!

That being said, I have spoken with my team and we will be re-locating the Gintani logo to the side of our pan which will allow more cooling fins! We appreciate all the feedback and input provided!

Thank you everyone!
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Don't worry about it, I appreciate all honest input from everyone. I am here to listen to everyone's thoughts and concerns which helps Gintani put out a better product!

That being said, I have spoken with my team and we will be re-locating the Gintani logo to the side of our pan which will allow more cooling fins! We appreciate all the feedback and input provided!

Thank you everyone!
Cool! Sounds like a win-win! I love the look of the cooling fins. It will match the diff nicely.

Now you guys just need to offer an (affordable) engine oil cooler and sell them as a bundle!
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Does the GTS have a plastic DCT oil pan also?
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      04-26-2014, 02:14 PM   #61
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Oh no thank you. My car came with the right transmission.
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Does the GTS have a plastic DCT oil pan also?
I believe the GTS does.
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