Automotive Newsletter

October 2010

New Product: Auto-Solve Diagnostic Assistance Ebook (v6.3)

Diagnostic Assistance is an Ebook publication from Auto-Solve to help with the principles of engine management and the associated ’under bonnet‚ technology. Compiled by technicians it is ideally designed for all mechanics, apprentices or technicians in workshops and for performing mobile and roadside diagnostics. With 291 topics and 651 technical illustrations (including 149 waveforms), the Auto-Solve Diagnostic Assistance Ebook provides help on a wide range of topics and vehicle problems.

Stop Press: As a promotional offer this brand new edition of the Ebook will be available via download for the reduced price of GBP 29.95 (approximately USD 49.42 / EUR 36.24) until the end of November.

Purchase and download your copy now!

[Edit: Product not currently available. Link removed.]

New Case Study: Audi A8 Injector Fault

A 2003 Audi A8 was having a problem with rough running which in turn was causing the engine management light to illuminate. As this vehicle was fitted with an aftermarket LPG conversion, we didn’t trust the DTCs so we investigated further with the Pico Diagnostic kit.

For the full story read “Audi A8 Injector Fault” by Lee Hearnden and Mike Valentine.

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:

Brooklands College, London, UK
26-27 October 2010

City of Bristol College, Bristol, UK
30 November & 1 December 2010

Places are limited, so please book online or call us to reserve your place.

Please contact your local distributor for information on training events outside the UK

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

Please see our events page for the latest information about forthcoming exhibitions, courses and other events.

Employment Opportunities

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

  • Development Engineer - Windows Desktop Application Software
  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware

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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Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
Fax: 01480 396296 (+44 1480 396296)

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320 N Glenwood Blvd.
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United States
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