Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 18:00:11 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com>
Subject: Re: RECALL 300,000 cars...9-5s and 9-3s (old style)


On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 11:13:20 +0100, Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote: > > >MH wrote: > >> > Rubbish. Besides, all the DI-modules should be usefull again, as soon as the >> > component in question is changed. >> >> There's not a lot you can repair on a DI (IDM "cassette" according to the >> article), and even if it is repairable it is probably not economically feasable >> to replace a faulty 0.05 component. I think all the replaced units will be scrapped. > >IGBTs are hardly $0.05 components ! [snip] Not far off http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp?SKU=4388148&N=401 If Farnell do them for GBP 0.44 at 100 up, you can bet GM will be able to buy them a lot cheaper. I've seen encapsulated electronics re-worked before. It's not pretty, but it is possible if you're set up for it. My guess is they'd still scrap the electronics and save the (very expensive looking) cases though. They probably only cost about 50 quid each to make anyway. The 75 million figure is no doubt based on retail cost. Cheers, Colin.

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