Automotive Newsletter

January 2017

Newsletter January 2017

Guided Test: WPS500X – Turbocharger operation

The purpose of this test is to rapidly confirm the operation of the turbocharger; from idle speed through to a wide open throttle (WOT) snap test, and returning to idle speed.

This procedure is not a definitive test for your turbocharger. It does, however, confirm the presence of a positive pressure (above atmospheric) during the WOT snap test, confirming the rotation of the turbine and compressor shaft.
Read the Guided Test >

Guided Test language options

Our Guided Tests are now available online in five different languages.
Using the Language selection button , you can choose your desired language from the drop-down menu. Currently available languages are: French, German, Italian, Spanish, and English.

See our Guided Tests >

New product releases

This month we have launched some new accessory kits and some smaller accessories. The new kits include our WPS500X Sight block kit, which is also featured in this month's focus piece, the WPS500X Diesel glow plug adaptor kit, and our brand new premium breakout leads.

You can find information on these and our other new products on our News page.
See the new products >

Best of the web

Frank Massey's Top ten tests with PicoScope: Test 8
Pico and Frank Massey of ADS Limited bring you Frank's eighth test in his "Top ten tests with PicoScope" series.

This month, Frank is looking at the function of the electronic control unit and hydraulic pump performance.
Watch the video >
Eric from South Main Auto Repair runs through a PicoScope Guided Test – Inductive floating crankshaft sensor AT428.

Watch the video >
Our friends over at Garage Wire recently published a Case Study on "Why it's not always a safe bet fitting cheap parts".

The case study discusses the use of PicoScope to measure the O2 sensor, throttle position sensor and airflow performance.
Read the article >

Product focus – Sight Block

The introduction of the Pico Sight Block this January opens up another level of diagnostic capability to the WPS500X. This accessory is extremely useful when you are looking for air in low-pressure diesel systems.
Read the full piece >


We have a collection of some of the best material for new users to reference and learn how to use their Automotive PicoScope. To view this content please visit the training section of our website.

For a list of Pico-endorsed trainers, please visit the UK, US or German trainers page.


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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