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.

Training

PicoScope shop talk with Pete Meier and Randy Dillman

Pete from Motor Age talks to Randy from Pico about the new PicoScope 7 Automotive software you can get from Pico Auto. They discuss the main user interface and handy tips and tricks for applying this modern and user-friendly oscilloscope software.

PicoScope - Getting started with the Waveform library

Ben Martins tells us all about the PicoScope Waveform Library: how to access it, how to use it and how to upload data to it. A video that covers all you need to know to be able to use this great feature in your everyday scope diagnostics.

Introduction to the PicoScope Automotive Software

Jon Parker of Pico Technology gives you a brief introduction to PicoScope Automotive.

Using a COP Probe on a Suzuki outboard engine

Pico's Phil Rutt meets with Derek Booker from Suzuki GB. Derek and Phil give a demonstration on using the Pico Coil-On-Plug (COP) probe to display the various secondary ignition waveforms on-screen.

Compression testing with Frank Massey from ADS - Episode 1: Engine analysis with PicoScope

Frank Massey from ADS shares his views about the theory and terminology behind engine analysis with oscilloscopes.

Compression testing with Frank Massey from ADS - Episode 2: Relative compression test

Frank Massey from ADS  talks about relative compression testing with PicoScope and PicoDiagnostics.

Compression testing with Frank Massey from ADS - Episode 3: Compression analysis using PicoScope

Frank Massey continues his series about pressure testing.

Compression testing with Frank Massey from ADS - Episode 4: Compression analysis using the WPS500X

Frank uses the WPS500X to capture the real-time pressure in Cylinder 1 on a running car.

Compression testing with Frank Massey from ADS - Episode 5: Electronic engine synchronisation

Frank's fifth episode of pressure testing with PicoScope covers electronic engine synchronisation.

Compression testing with Frank Massey from ADS - Episode 6: Combining your evidence

Frank's sixth episode of pressure testing with PicoScope covers combining your physical and electronic evidence.

Fuel pump test

Ben Martins demonstrates how to test a fuel pump.

Testing keyless entry sensors

Pico's Ben Martins walks you through the test for the Keyless entry sensor.

Air fuel sensor test with PicoScope

In this video, Pico's own Ben Martins (one of our Automotive Applications Specialist in the UK), checks out the Premium 6-way breakout lead set (PQ070) using it to check the air fuel ratio. 

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. 

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #7 Common rail pressure sensor testing

Frank looks at the performance of the high-pressure pump under full load.

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #8 Direct fuel injection – high-pressure pump testing

Frank looks at the function of the electronic control unit and hydraulic pump performance of pressure over time.

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #9 Compression testing

Frank looks at real-time dynamic compression testing with the WPS500X pressure transducer.

Frank Massey's Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #10 DPF Sensor testing

Frank looks at diesel particulate filter (DPF) sensor testing, using our PicoScope 4425.

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.