• What does CNC machining look like? Click to see video of a billet DCT pan being made for BimmerBoost

      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.



      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 c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
        I just wonder if the motor-side of things had been ready once SSP first finished the trans, if SSP might have been more receptive to helping out if any issues were encountered
        It was finished. Nobody knew another motor build would take place at that time. We ended up waiting on SSP for over a year doing nothing with the motor really until later the sleeve design was figured out by one of the other guys.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
        but I can also see why that might make the trans builder reluctant to do anything if/when something goes wrong.
        Why? If the trans is done what is the problem? We plugged in an OEM trans that had been sitting around and it works fine so I don't see the issue.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        This is just a presumption, but from my experience with other control units, there is usually a maximum allowable error for certain parameters.

        I wonder if the total clutch package thickness might be an issue, as the "teach in" values would read different from OEM then. If you had access to them, it would be easy to stack and measure outside of the transmission....
      1. NikB316's Avatar
        NikB316 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge



        BTW -- The C32 AMG is an embarrassment to AMG cars, especially when you consider the M113 5.4L supercharged V8 was out at the same time.

        LOL the C32 was one of the biggest POS put out not only by AMG but Benz as a whole. I used to rag on that car all the time. Good memories. I give that poster credit for publically admitting to owning one.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This isn't about the C32 guys who cares.
      1. Commanderwiggin's Avatar
        Commanderwiggin -
        Updates?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Commanderwiggin Click here to enlarge
        Updates?
        This make me laugh.
      1. Commanderwiggin's Avatar
        Commanderwiggin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This make me laugh.
        Expected from this build I suppose.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        updates?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        updates?
        Updates were posted in another thread.
      1. bdtsulev's Avatar
        bdtsulev -
        Is there going to a motor build thread with pics and what not at some point?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bdtsulev Click here to enlarge
        Is there going to a motor build thread with pics and what not at some point?
        No the motor build happened a while ago.