Automotive Newsletter

December 2010

Christmas and New Year

Pico would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Christmas and a very successful new year.

Our opening hours during the forthcoming festive season will be as follows.

22 Dec - normal working hours
23 Dec - normal working hours
24 Dec - closed at 2pm

We will reopen at 09:00 am on Tuesday 4th January 2011.

New Case Study: HDi Pressure Control

This Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI (code RHY Bosch system) was reported to be randomly losing power and bringing on the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp). We initially started off by plugging the scan-tool in and we noted the following fault codes…
P0191 Fuel rail pressure signal coherence.
P1138 Fuel pressure control solenoid circuit range/performance.
Hmm… where to start?

For the full story read “HDi Pressure Control” by Dave Hill.

Training Courses

f you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss ourEngine Management Diagnostics course. 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 class-based theory sessions and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, together with plenty of hands-on experience with our kit. The course runs several times a year around the UK, and we currently have the following dates available:

Mexborough (Rotherham area), UK
22-23 February 2011

Motherwell College, Motherwell, UK
5-6 April 2011

Brooklands College, Weybridge, UK
19-20 April 2011

Accrington and Rossendale College, Accrington, UK
5-6 July 2011

Places are limited, so please book online or call us to reserve your place.

Please contact your local distributor for information on training events outside the UK.

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

Please see our events page for the latest information about forthcoming exhibitions, courses and other events.

Employment Opportunities

Due to our continuing growth, we have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Development Engineer - Windows Desktop Application Software
  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware

We look forward to hearing from you if you want to be part of a growing company at the leading edge of test equipment design.


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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Contact details

Pico Technology, James House, Colmworth Business Park, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8YP, England
Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
Fax: 01480 396296 (+44 1480 396296)

Pico Technology North America Inc.
320 N Glenwood Blvd.
TX 75702
United States
Tel:+1 800 591 2796 (Toll Free)
Fax:+1 620 272 0981

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