Automotive Newsletter

November 2018

Newsletter November 2018

Case Studies: Our online collection

We currently have 92 Case Studies on our website available for you to read. These are from various sources such as our in-house Automotive Applications Specialists through to Pico customers and one or two of our OEM customers too.
Covering a wide range of vehicles from electric, heavy machinery and motorbikes through to your everyday cars, these case studies offer a small glimpse into a real world of diagnostics. Describing faulty sensors, wiring and components, these investigations are interesting and educational.

We love a great case study at Pico, no matter how complicated or simple. Whether you are an expert who has spent days investigating a fault, or a new user to PicoScope who is taking the first steps into diagnostics, we'd really like to hear about your investigation.
Read on >

Online Practical Pico session

Yes, that's right, Pico's first live PicoScope webinar is happening!
Access to the webinar will be limited to the first 150 participants, however a recording of the session will be available on our YouTube channel for those unable to call in at the time.

Date: 16th January.
Time: 12 - 2 pm GMT.
Duration: up to 2 hours, including questions.
Subject: Cylinder ID during relative compression testing on Common Rail Diesel engines.
For: Beginners through to intermediate users.
Topics to be covered:
  • PicoScope
    • Setup
    • Rulers
    • Math channels
    • Measurement and evaluation of camshaft position sensor voltage
    • Starter motor current
    • Diesel injector current
    • Crankshaft position sensor voltage
  • PicoDiagnostics
    • Relative compression
    • Cylinder balance
The GoToMeeting connection details are as follows:
Practical Pico: Cylinder identification and relative compression on CRD engines 
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:00 - 14:00 GMT 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone (you may need to install an app or browser plugin for GoToMeeting to run.):
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0088 
 Access Code: 311-511-813 
First GoToMeeting? Do a quick system check:


Many do not realise that even if you do not own a PicoScope, you can download the software to learn the software, and view PicoScope files.
Trained by Techs
Battery testing with PicoDiagnostics
In this video, Tanner describes how to use the integrated battery test within the Picoscope diagnostics software.
In this video Febi Bilstein take a look at a vehicle with suspected worn engine mountings. This is severely increasing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) of the vehicle when it is being driven, and in this case, causing excessive vibration at idle speeds and when the vehicle is pulling away. The technician uses PicoDiagnostics NVH to confirm both the fault, and the fix.

Did you know?

Our Facebook group is fast approaching 4000 members? We have many active members who are always posting their investigations, videos, screenshots and results.

It is the perfect place to check out if you are starting your diagnostic journey!
See the group >

Step 1 - A PicoScope Guide

Our popular "Oscilloscope Diagnostics, A PicoScope Guide" booklet is available as a free download.

Our Step 1 booklet has been designed to help new users of PicoScope to learn about scope diagnostics, covering where to start and how to succeed. Giving an overview of our available products and their application, our Step 1 shows the power of using a PicoScope as part of the diagnostic process, and why we believe a scope is a vital tool.



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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Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
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