[DML] Re: Automatic transmission - how to remove computer
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[DML] Re: Automatic transmission - how to remove computer

Some potential for misunderstanding here that should be clarified. 
There are two computer governor solutions now on the market. In both cases a "core" is used, nobody is selling a completely new computer governor unit.  

Both involve using the original computer governor housing, internal sensor, and wiring. One adds an External Box and one replaces the OE circuits that have failed. 

The External Box solution (that we don't sell) involves cutting into the original wiring and adding a separate box of electronics that needs to be mounted on the wall of the engine compartment. The quality of the installation depends on the installer, and some people find it difficult. The installer needs to cut, terminate, and seal  wiring that lives in a pretty hostile environment. It is certainly not "plug and play". The original circuit boards are left in place inside the unit on the side of the transmission (bypassed). 

The upgrade that we (and DMCH etc.) sell completely replaces the internal electronics of the original governor with a new microcontroller circuit that fits in the original location inside the housing on the transmission. The origial electronics are not being rebuilt, they are removed and replaced with new components. There is no wiring for the installer to  cut and splice and nothing looks different from OE when completed. No extra box to hang in the engine compartment. It is honestly probably a bit more difficult to field-install as the installer will have to route wiring up against the body under the car in the original location, and will have to at least drain and refill the transmission. 

We've been selling and installing them for a couple of years now with zero failures. You do have to send in the entire unit for the upgrade, or it can be done on an advance core exchange basis. It can also be done on your car in one of our shops, without draining the trans although we recommend having it serviced at the same time. 

Dave S
DMC Midwest

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> You should realize that not everybody is as capable as you are of cutting and splicing wires. I know it's easy but some people are challenged by even simple things. Leave people a way to fu-k things up and do not be surprised when it happens! You also have to consider that some people are color-blind and will mess up the wires just because of that. Others won't have the proper tools or materials and screw it up. You have to be able to cater to the "lowest common denominator". It is also hard to stand behind your products when you cannot know for sure if it was installed properly. Especially electrical items. 
> David Teitelbaum
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@> wrote:
> >
> > Who needs cores on something like that that is 30+ years old and didn't work
> > very well to begin with unless you're rebuilding them and passing them off
> > as ( New and Improved ). 
> > I can repair them for $150.00 and give a lift warranty if they really want
> > to save any money and keep the old unit. 
> > Any one that can read a simple instructions with a wire snip can splice in 4
> > wires. It's not that big of a deal if you want a new one not just a reworked
> > one. 
> > John Hervey
> > 
> >   
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> > daveswingle2
> > Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:34 PM
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [DML] Automatic transmission - how to remove computer
> > 
> > But you do have to cut and tap into the original (non-available) wiring
> > harness to install it, potentially ruining a future core. 
> > 
> > I, on the other hand, have seen problems with them, due to that fact that
> > some people just are not very good at cutting into and making wiring
> > connections. 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Doug, The units I sell you don't have to remove the old governor and there
> > > is no core exchange and I have never had a problem.
> > 


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