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    • 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. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.

        waiting on a cf driveshaft?
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.
        Delayed Merry Christmas
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Reaching the end of the road guys. I'll have more updates in a couple weeks just waiting on something to come in. Tentatively I would expect break in late this month.

        When this is all said and done, you'll get a nice writeup and what and why took so long. I know you think it's simple, but these motors have been a hell of a learning process. I learned a lot myself about the S65 and it's strengths and weaknesses.
        Cant wait to see what youve created. Any mid-build photos?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        waiting on a cf driveshaft?

        No that will come later.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
        Cant wait to see what youve created. Any mid-build photos?
        Nothing to show right now unfortunately. Just know we are almost there.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        I'm ready bro.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I'm ready bro.
        Think we have all been ready lol
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Think we have all been ready lol
        I mean to line up with him when the car is ready. I will be ready to lose Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Update? ;D
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Break in within the next two weeks. That's all I got.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Well that's a pretty good update....
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Patience people.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        what are you waiting on them to finish exactly?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        what are you waiting on them to finish exactly?
        I changed something. Something important.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        Please have this car ready. PLEASE. I need a ride in it on the airstrip. I deserve one! LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Please have this car ready. PLEASE. I need a ride in it on the airstrip. I deserve one! LOL
        I ​deserve one...
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        Twin Turbo w/nitrous?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I changed something. Something important.
        N54 under the hood? Cool. Click here to enlarge
      1. ChrisN54's Avatar
        ChrisN54 -
        -DEFIVfab- //M diff-lockdown?