Automotive Newsletter

September 2019

PicoScope Automotive Newsletter banner
This edition…
…we have a guest case study written by Martin Jensen, which goes into detail on how he diagnosed a vibration problem on a Lexus. Our video and article series PicoScope NVH and Maths is cool continue. Our team has worked hard to update and complete Guided tests and their videos, and we now have another four videos available to watch. Our "Best of the web" section features an article and some popular videos featuring PicoScope and this is your last chance to sign up to our amazing giveaway competition where you can win a WPS500X kit. 

Like what you see? Why not forward it to a friend?

Lexus GS 300 | Driveline vibration problem
By Martin Jensen

My customer bought the car 6 months previously. During the initial test drive, he noticed a slight driveline vibration. The salesman told him it came from the tires. The car got four new tires matched with rims, balanced and road force tested. But the car still had a driveline vibration.

PicoScope NVH episode 4: 
NVH setup

Steve Smith and Frank Massey discuss the road test results end how you can use the tools to analyze the different areas.

We are releasing another batch of new Guided test videos: 
  GT008 Air flow meter – air vane
The purpose of this test is to evaluate the voltage output from the internal track of the air flow meter during engine idle, Wide Open Throttle (WOT) and over-run conditions.
  GT009 Air flow meter – hot film –turbo diesel
The purpose of this test is to evaluate a hot film Air Flow Meter's (AFM) voltage output with a turbo-diesel engine during engine idle, acceleration and over-run conditions.
  GT017 Multi-point injection injector current
The purpose of this test is to evaluate the operation of a multi-point port injector based on current flow, response, and formation during engine-run conditions.
  GT036 Crankshaft position sensor inductive, referenced, voltage during cranking
The purpose of this test is to evaluate a Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor’s inductive, referenced, output voltage during engine cranking.

Maths is cool image

Maths is cool - Part 9
By Steve Smith

I thought it would be good to revisit the maths and modify the technique to calculate the theoretical MAF. 

Here we have a 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder, normally aspirated Toyota Celica…

Win a WPS500X Pressure Transducer kit! 

Enter our draw for the chance to win the WPS500X kit.

The winner will have the choice between a WPS500X Pressure Transducer Kit worth £749 or £749 in credit that can be used directly at Pico Auto!

Just fill out our Google form and enter your name and email. The competition will close at midnight on 31 October 2019 (UK time).

The winner will be drawn by a random name picker and will be announced in the newsletter.

Please read our full T&Cs before you enter the competition. 
Pico Introduction 
DrivelineMaster is Introducing his series of very short videos.

Each video builds on the previous one and they are designed so you can download and install the Pico software onto a laptop or desktop Windows computer and follow along when he demonstrates the features and functions. The more you practice the more comfortable you will be using the software.

Intermittent fault diagnosis: In 5 steps

Intermittent faults are the bane of our lives. Use these five steps to dramatically improve your chances of a first-time fix. 

Taking Measurements of Your Waveforms in the Pico Software

Justin Miller shows how to use your various rulers or the measurement functions in the Pico software to measure frequency, pulse width, duty cycle, rpm, minimum and maximum, etc.

Update your profile
Did you know that Pico Technology has two areas of expertise, Automotive and Test & Measurement? Therefore, we send two different newsletters each month, one for each. You can choose which one you want to receive, or choose to receive both, by updating your newsletter preferences in our mailing list. Click on this link to update your profile and specify which of our exciting newsletters you want to receive each month. 

If you want to stop receiving all communications from us
you can unsubscribe from our list here.

Pico Technology, Colmworth Business Park, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 8YP, United Kingdom

This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences