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    • DCT Build Part X - Final machining of SSP oil pan

      Last week we brought you the initial pictures of the build process for the DCT oil pan. You saw one side of the pan and some users asked about seeing the other side. Well, here are the final machining photos revealing the completed pan. As you can see, there are fairly deep fins cut into it for cooling as well as a custom M logo specifically for the BimmerBoost M3. Hey, that's how we roll.































      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 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Yes I would be ready to murder many kittens, and puppies at that point.
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        it's yours ? then $#@! you !!
        man I love that M logo
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
        I will also murder humans/aliens for these reasons.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I won't murder any animals over build time on complex technical issues. It is all coming together and there will be a lot of fun had when it is done.
        chaos will ensue if i don't get to experience this beast in action.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        chaos will ensue if i don't get to experience this beast in action.
        Any BB member I meet I will be more than glad to take for a ride, trust me.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Fantastic job
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Wait I thought you said the motor was already built? So how would you then stroke it?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Wait I thought you said the motor was already built? So how would you then stroke it?
        Yep, the motor is built currently at stock displacement with sleeves (slightly more bore).

        If I want to stroke it, they offered me a good deal to do so but that would involve a rebuild, yes. New crank and new rods.

        I'm tempted to be honest.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        What is CNC machining? CNC stands for computer numerical control and you see this term used often in the aftermarket automotive industry. Basically, a computer is used to design the product and this design is fed to a computer that tells the machine what to do. In this case, create a DCT oil pan out of a solid block of billet aluminum. Check out the video of the process below.

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      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Machines have come a long way. Can't even imagine how long it would take a human to do that by hand. If it's even possible.
      1. THATDONFC's Avatar
        THATDONFC -
        Their coolant has too much water in it. Cool Video though. I'm gonna post one when I make my wheels. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
        Their coolant has too much water in it. Cool Video though. I'm gonna post one when I make my wheels. Click here to enlarge
        How much water is it supposed to have?
      1. CBR335's Avatar
        CBR335 -
        Very cool! Looks awesome!
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Nice! Logo looks great! Im in for taking a spin in that thing when its done.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
        Nice! Logo looks great! Im in for taking a spin in that thing when its done.
        Count on it Click here to enlarge
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        That block of billet is awesome. Nice job.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        That block of billet is awesome. Nice job.
        Thanks, all credit goes to SSP.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        sick!
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        How much water is it supposed to have?
        I swear, people just love talking out of their asses hahaha every CNC machine I've ever seen uses a ton of water just like that.

        Congrats on getting one step closer on this transmission build, Sticky, have you been without your M3 for all this time or do you have a spare transmission?
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        I swear, people just love talking out of their asses hahaha every CNC machine I've ever seen uses a ton of water just like that.

        Congrats on getting one step closer on this transmission build, Sticky, have you been without your M3 for all this time or do you have a spare transmission?
        his engine was/is? being rebuilt as well, so he has been without his m3 lol