Buick Motor Division’s New Production Engine Test Facility 830431

The push for improved quality by the American automotive industry has taken many forms. Recent changes in technology have allowed advances in production engine testing that were not possible ten (10) years ago.
This paper describes the background, concepts, test cycle, computer and mechanical technology necessary to bring Buick Motor Division’s new production engine test facility to reality. It also describes the procedures only recently developed by which quality discrepancies can be more accurately diagnosed in order to allow quick and correct repair of the discrepancy.


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