Automotive Newsletter

January 2009

New Case Study: Ford Focus – Hard Starting

This month we have an interesting case study for you, written by a real PicoScope user who has kindly offered to share his diagnostic knowledge.

Ford Focus – Hard Starting. A 2003 Ford Focus 1800 TDCI Duratorq came in with a hard start issue from cold. Follow the story as the problem was examined using a Pico oscilloscope.

Read “Ford Focus – Hard Starting” by Dave Hill

Training Courses

If 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:

City of Bristol College, Bristol
17-18 February 2009

London area - to be confirmed

North West England - to be confirmed

City of Bristol College, Bristol
2-3 June 2009

These courses are popular, so book your course now!

Forthcoming exhibitions

21-22 February 2009
Frank Massey Network - Conference
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

25-26 February 2009
Donington Park, Derby, UK

20-21 May 2009
Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK

6-7 October 2009
SECC, Glasgow

17-18 November 2009 
Sandown Park, Surrey

Employment Opportunities

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

  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware
  • Development Engineer - FPGA/VHDL Design
  • Marketing Copywriter

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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