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GM Authority: C8 Delayed 6 Months Over Electrical Issue

Old 12-12-2018, 08:11 PM
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I'd believe it. charging systems have always been a sore spot for gm in cars with a lot draw... Dating back to AT A MINIMUM the late 70s cadillacs. Not that ford or dodge escaped either.

so what. The C7 soldiers on for 2020.. get it right... one shot at this. Or it's FIERO 2.0 only a lot more expensive.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:11 PM
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I think there are some people around here who need to pass out some apologies.
When those of us raised the idea of engineering delays in the C8 program we were ridiculed by the ostriches on this forum.
*@$^*# off, geniuses.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:14 PM
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I'm a ME not an EE by education but..... out Mercedes S63 AMG has a main battery and an 'accessory' battery because of all the electronics incorporated in the vehicle. The last time I paid attention to the 911's (which was waaaaay back in time), they had two batteries in the 'frunk'.

Maybe……...
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:21 PM
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I'm not buying this either. Electrical problems would not cause a 6 month delay. That kind of stuff is very easy to fix.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:25 PM
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Not if the entire electrical system needs re-engineering.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:36 PM
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by marknagy13 View Post
I'm not buying this either. Electrical problems would not cause a 6 month delay. That kind of stuff is very easy to fix.
How can you possibly know if it's an "easy fix" on a car that nobody has seen or heard a thing about?
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:39 PM
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:41 PM
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Anything is possible I suppose, but designing a cars electrical system doesn't seem that high of a hurdle to me.....I mean not like they haven't done it hundreds of times in equally complex vehicles.

Regardless if it isn't right, it isn't right, and the delay is appropriate.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:43 PM
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I don't believe it. They've been testing this car this ENTIRE time, and they finally find something now? No way it would take 6 months anyways. It's not an electric car, so the supposed electrical issues can't be too bad. I really hope GM unveils the car at the NYIAS, I dont know if I can wait any longer than that. I'd rather have the car production delayed a few months instead of pushing back the reveal even further.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:47 PM
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If they chose to install a 24 or 48V electrical system in the C8 I can assure you it will be at least six months delay. Esp if they added electric air conditioning, water pump, and all that other BMW/Prius jazz.
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Originally Posted by wadenelson View Post
If they chose to install a 24 or 48V electrical system in the C8 I can assure you it will be at least six months delay. Esp if they added electric air conditioning, water pump, and all that other BMW/Prius jazz.
That is the trend for the future - all sub assemblies electric instead of crank shaft driven. Enables faster 0-60 times with less HP as the components draw off the battery (s).

Right now most cars have: ELECTRIC STEEERING, and some have electric brakes..
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by C7pimp View Post
Spreading a massive, impactful false rumor is one way to force out GM to make a statement
I like your thinking and I hope GM falls for it!
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Originally Posted by C7pimp View Post
Spreading a massive, impactful false rumor is one way to force out GM to make a statement
According to GM there is no C8, at least not one they want to talk about. As Neo always says, “there is no spoon”.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tooold2race View Post
I'm a ME not an EE by education but..... out Mercedes S63 AMG has a main battery and an 'accessory' battery because of all the electronics incorporated in the vehicle. The last time I paid attention to the 911's (which was waaaaay back in time), they had two batteries in the 'frunk'.

Maybe……...
MGB's had two batteries.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Sub Driver View Post
Cant wait for all the YouTube wannabes to start making their videos.
We all know Street Slow 717 will have a video up on this soon
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:49 PM
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The c8 was never announced by gm to release so how could it be delayed.

only those of us on the forums were hopeful the c8 would release in january.

there is no delay since it was never officially scheduled for release.

the electrical issue? Doubt its true...if there happens to be a specific issue gmepuld mever tell is anyway ...

imho

my best guess is there are too many unsold c7 s in inventory...

once the c8 officially releases those c7 s value will drop hard and discounts will be even larger..

how to motivate the unknowning to buy a c7 is to delay the official release of the c8 withsome ridiculousrumor...

there are many who will opt to take advantage of the money put on the hood come january especially if they are not knowingly purchase a corvette generation about to be replaced...


i have no onside information and this is all just a guess on my part...

when the c8 arrives we will all check it out amd decide if we want to buy one for ourselves.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:55 PM
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I find it odd in this day and age to have this problem concerning electrical capacity.

Pretty simple math.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Boomer111 View Post
I find it odd in this day and age to have this problem concerning electrical capacity.

Pretty simple math.
Yes, V=IR, is simple.

But when you get to the second derivative : the calculations get deeper. They are probably dealing with electrical demand and feed back / spike issues. Stepper motors and computers do not like feed back and transient voltages... Another car company is learning that with it's automatics sometimes doing strange/ bad things....

When I was working we had hybrid's that were an import - if you keyed your mike on your handheld radio while it was sitting in the cup holder - the check engine light would come on.... kind of like some cars do not like the "safe driver" plug in...

With the complexity of todays cars and the amount of sensors relaying information - the wiring and control of RF and spikes can get really complex.

Lets hope it is all figured out before they hit the market...
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