This month Pete Meier, of Motor Age magazine looks at a 4.0 V6 Ford Explorer, and its mysterious intermittent idle misfire! According to the customer, during the idle the engine would surge when first started and would even stutter a bit when put into gear. As the engine warms up, the problem fades and is much less noticeable. Luckily, Pete’s arsenal includes a Pico Technology automotive oscilloscope…so to read on and see the outcome of the investigation, and the reason for the misfire.
If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss the Professional Diagnostics Ltd Engine 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. The course runs several times a year around the UK, and the following dates are currently available:
Direct PicoScope Diagnostics *Weekend Course*
Direct PicoScope Diagnostics Course
Oscilloscope Diagnostics Course (Hosted by CES)
Direct PicoScope Diagnostics Course
Places are limited, so please call 07881 555385 to reserve your place, or visit www.prodiag.co.uk for more information.
Autonerdz, a Pico distributor based in North America, delivers PicoScope Oscilloscope Training both at their headquarters located in Olympia WA, and online.The following date is currently available:
PicoScope Hands On Class
For further information, or to register, call Autonerdz on 877-628-4899 (Toll Free USA and Canada) or via email.
|Diagnostic Solutions, a Pico distributor based in Ireland, delivers PicoScope Oscilloscope Training in Dublin. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.|
Technical Topics are running a course on ‘Oscilloscope Diagnostics and Advanced Scopes’. Places are strictly limited, so please contact Technical Topics to book your place! The following date is currently available:
Oscilloscope Training Course 24th & 25th October 2011
For further information and to book your place call Technical Topics on 01278 428 699.
Pete Meier from Motor Age magazine has produced many useful videos, showing how he uses his Automotive PicoScope. This month we feature his “Testing Engine Health” video, keep an eye in future newsletters, for other videos Pete has produced!
“This presentation shows how to check relative compression with a digital storage oscilloscope. Using this method can save time over performing a traditional compression test. Two methods are shown…”
Note: This video has no audio, but onscreen notes are shown.
Many of you are aware of Autonerdz, and the great work these guys do, but did you know they now have a free app on the Android market? The app is designed to assist in the easy access to Autonerdz technical articles, and videos.
Our full collection of videos can be found in our automotive library.
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