This month we have a very interesting case study for you, written by a real PicoScope user who has kindly offered to share his diagnostic knowledge.
VW Golf GTi 1.8 Turbo driveability issues. This Golf was presented with the fault described as a misfire at 2000 rpm. The car had recently been purchased from a local dealership as a trade-in, so the new owner had limited experience of its previous history and performance. A quick road test revealed that the performance was below expectations, and a mild kangarooing was felt under load, but there were no trouble codes. Follow the story as the problem was solved using a Pico oscilloscope.
Automotive team representatives Dave Hewson and Vikki Bateman recently supported the new IMI Member Association in West Wales at Coleg Sir Gâr with a presentation at an IMI seminar held there. The presentation included information on the use of oscilloscopes within the field of diagnostics in the motor industry. There is great demand for additional training in this area and this was reflected by the well-attended meeting, with some IMI members travelling over 60 miles to be there. We also attended and presented to the local IMI members at Bridgwater College in Somerset earlier in the year. This was also very well-received and we look forward to working more closely with the IMI and its members in the future.
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If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss ourEngine Management Diagnostics course. This provides expert training on the fundamentals of engine management diagnostics, together with plenty of hands-on experience with our kit. The course is run several times a year around the UK.
These courses are popular, so book your course now!
Engine Management Diagnostics using PicoScope
Preston College, Preston, Lancashire
19-20 August 2008
This two-day course introduces the basic working principles of engine management systems, component testing and system diagnostics using oscilloscopes. The course is split between theory sessions and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostic Kit on engine rigs.
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Please visit http://pico.jobs/ to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!
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