Automotive Newsletter

June 2018

Newsletter June 2018

Case Study: Range Rover braking fault

By Steve Smith

When applying the footbrake, the brake pedal appears hard to press intermittently whereby the customer has to apply more effort in order to bring the vehicle to rest. Upon the next brake pedal use the feel of the brake pedal and the effort required to stop the vehicle returns to normal! The symptom had been very intermittent regardless of temperature/road condition and been evident for over two weeks.
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Competition - WPS500X Pressure Transducer

Our competition is still running, don't miss out on your opportunity to win a WPS500X kit, the must have tool for your diagnostics toolbox!

PicoScope Automotive includes a great feature that allows the Pico community to benefit from each other’s experiences. The Waveform Library Browser enables you to search and make use of a global database of waveforms uploaded by PicoScope users from around the world and contribute yours to share with others.

If you upload a waveform to the Waveform Library between now and June 30th, you'll automatically be entered into our prize draw to win a WPS500X Pressure Transducer Kit.
Library information >

From the forum...

This month we have several good threads on the Pico forum. We recommend casting your eye over these:
Support forum >


JM Diagnostics
Brian Culotta demonstrates how to use the ruler function to determine how far out of time a camshaft is with the crankshaft.
JM Diagnostics
Justin covers a test procedure used to help pinpoint a bad coil and help identify what cylinder it is on.


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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