Automotive Newsletter

March 2016

Newsletter March 2016

Case study: ScannerDanner Video

It's been a while since we featured a ScannerDanner video. Here, ScannerDanner discusses how to test for spark on a GM type two waste spark system and how to test for proper fuel injector control. He also covers testing for fuel pressure and checking the fuel pump electrical system.

Please follow our link to the video: ScannerDanner: No start troubleshooting.

Don't forget, we also have our own YouTube channel. We will be adding new videos to our channel on a regular basis, so why not subscribe and you'll receive updates when new videos are posted? You can also submit videos to our channel that you feel would suit our best of the web section.

  Pico Automotive YouTube channel

Review competition - Huge prize list!

Our competition is in full swing, and it is great that so many of you have taken the time to leave us your feedback and reviews. It really is quite possibly our biggest giveaway ever...

To support our new product Review system we are asking you to tell us what you think of our products.
If you've bought one of our products (either direct from us or through one of our distributors) please find it on our website, look for our new Review button (as seen above) and leave us your feedback. Note that to leave feedback we must have your email address as this allows us to contact you regarding your review and if you are lucky enough to be a winner, your prize.

What prizes are on offer you ask? 9 reviews will be picked at random with prizes as follows:

  • 1 prize of a 4-Channel Standard Kit, worth £1545
  • 3 prizes with the choice of:
    • PicoScope 4-Channel scope, worth £799
    • PicoDiagnostics 4-axis NVH kit, worth £699
    • PicoScope WPS500X Pressure Transducer kit, worth £699
  • 5 prizes of a Coil-on-plug and Signal probe, worth £109 each.

In total we have 9 prizes to give away, so what are you waiting for? Head over and leave us your first review! There is no limit to the number of reviews you can leave. If you have bought a kit from us, we are more than happy for you to leave a review for each piece of equipment within the kit that appears on our site. Each review will count as an entry to the competition. More reviews, means more entries, which means more chances to win.

Terms and Conditions

All reviews left are checked by Pico Technology, and those that are deemed to be authentic will be entered into the competition. Entries must be received by close of business (GMT) on 15th April 2016. Winners will be contacted before the end of April 2016.

NVH Upgrade Offer

Following the recent software and hardware updates to our PicoDiagnostics NVH kit, we are now offering a route for owners of the PP858 PicoDiagnostics NVH kit to upgrade their Pico NVH hardware.

The new hardware allows you to take full advantage of our latest version of PicoDiagnostics NVH software, which supports analysis of up to four vibrations or sounds simultaneously.

The upgrade kit contains the 3-output interface box and three coloured BNC cables all of which are compatible with your existing TA143 accelerometer.

The upgrade kit is available to buy via the Noise, vibration, and balancing section of

Careers at Pico Technology

Pico Technology is an exciting and innovative leader in the design of PC-based oscilloscopes and data acquisition technology. Our products include PC oscilloscopes, data loggers and automotive diagnostic equipment.

At Pico we believe that employing the right people is more important than fulfilling any specific vacancy, so if the right people are interested in working for us we will consider applications. We are particularly interested in applicants with a technical software background or experience of test equipment design.

If you want to be part of a growing company at the leading edge of test equipment design, why not take look at our web page and see what we have to offer? We look forward to hearing from you.



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 or US 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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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)

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