Videos - Training

The automotive diagnostic videos provided here show you what you can do with your Automotive Diagnostics Kit. They are an invaluable training resource and demonstrate how PicoScope and the Automotive Diagnostics Kit can be used to find a variety of vehicle faults.


PicoScope basics: Part 1

In this video Paul 'Scanner' Danner guides you through the essentials of PicoScope and helps you to master basic functions and tests.

PicoScope basics: Part 2

In this video Paul 'Scanner' Danner continues his introduction to the essentials of PicoScope and helps you to release the power of your system.

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #1 Cranking current

Frank discusses using PicoScope to observe voltage drop against load, measured as current by the consumer. Covering timebases, voltage ranges, theory and the physical connections required.

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #2 Actuator Duty Current

Frank looks at a Turbo Control actuator, measuring control duty and current. Covering the theory of the test, what is being tested and the simplicity of using a scope and current clamp for this test.

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #3 Air mass meter conversion digital to analogue

Frank looks at a converting a digital air mass value to an analogue value. 

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #4 Wide band lambda

Frank looks at the wide band lambda sensor.

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #5 Ignition Profiling

Frank looks at the evaluation of the ignition circuit, Ignition Profiling. 

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #6 Power, ground, current

Frank looks at the relationship between current, voltage drop and ground reference. 

Coil-on-plug ignition

A great video showing how to test a 4 wire Toyota COP. Shows secondary using COP probe, primary current and trigger signal.

Transmission line pressure testing with WPS500X Pressure Transducer

A video from Autonerdz demonstrating the use of the WPS500X pressure transducer.

GM MAF Sensor test

This video shows how to test a digital (variable frequency) type MAF sensor using a PicoScope.

Scope sampling

An illustration of how changing recorded samples from a scope changes the waveform displayed.

PicoScope: Common functions

In this video John Thornton walks you through some of the common functions of the PicoScope.

Air mass meter evaluation

This video shows how PicoScope can be used to evaluate an air mass meter. First a good air mass meter on a Ford Mondeo 2.0 is tested, then an air leak is simulated to show the effect on the air mass meter and the performance of the engine.

Testing an IAC type solenoid

This video shows a PicoScope Automotive Oscilloscope being used to test a solenoid type idle air control valve.

Secondary analysis

This video by Mick Jones and Autonerdz demonstrates the power of PicoScope, along with some of its advanced features.

Checking for a jumped timing chain or belt

This video shows how to use your PicoScope to check engine timing.

Understanding running compression waveforms

Viewing the pressure waveforms from inside the cylinder of a running engine can provide a great deal of diagnostic information. Understanding these waveforms will help you spot valve issues, blocked catalytic converters and restricted air intakes.