A “Dyno” is the common term for dynamometer, which a device is used to measure force, torque or power. Other than these units, a dyno can also be used to measure other underlying factors. Having said that, it’s not surprising that the primary use for it is to maintain quality of engines and transmissions of vehicles. Arguably, these two are the most crucial parts of a car because building and repairing them takes the most expense and effort.
Importance of Transmission Dyno Testing
You don’t have to be a mechanic to know the pain it takes to have a transmission replaced. A person only needs to see it once in his life to conclude that repairing or replacing transmissions, especially the automatic ones, is not something to sneeze at. It takes a tremendous amount of effort and know-how just to get the transmission break loose.
Everyone knows that the automatic transmission of a modern car is embedded into a haul tightly packed with components, electronics, and new hardware that powers all the high tech features we now expect to come with our vehicles. Sure, we long for that giddy feeling from the luxury that these advancements bring, but when wear and tear steps in, it becomes an entirely different story.
The cavity of today’s cars are jam-packed and crowded by their manufacturers to have more selling points. In turn, it makes repairing a car’s transmission a nightmare. That said it’s easy to see that before a mechanic fit a transmission in place, dyno testing becomes an obligation.
How Transition Dyno Testing Works
when a car’s transmission breaks down, obviously it can’t go anywhere until the transmission is repaired and replaced. As we have talked about the necessity of dyno testing in this process, one thing needs to be pointed out; Dynos are expensive. That is why we only usually find them in specialized shops called transmission re-manufacturing shops. These machines are basically electric motors that hold the transmission while also driving the main shaft to simulate a running engine. But that’s not all what a Dyno can do, it also has pressure gauges that fits into line pressures in the transmission. Modern transmission Dynos are able to feed line pressures, solenoid resistance, gears functionality etc, into a computer and run it against a set of minimum factory specifications. Thus, the mechanic would be able to tell if the transmission passes a set of standards before the transmission is fitted right back to a vehicle. One fail specification is all it takes for the transmission to be torn down into a hundred pieces and be re-manufactured again.
Assuming that this process is skipped and an automatic transmission is fitted into a car without the confidence provided by dyno testing, one could just imagine how much the loss would be when that transmission breaks.
Dyno testing gives manufacturers and re-manufacturers piece of mind that they wouldn’t incur tremendous avoidable losses. Not only are they thinking financially, but also time itself is money. In addition, the negativity of having a failure happen would destroy a company’s brand. That is true even if it only happens to a single customer, considering how easy information is spread through social media in this era.
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