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by hexibot43
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: New Pc To run my PicoScope
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: New Pc To run my PicoScope

Thank you Steve for your input. It is most helpful. I just hooked up an IMac wasting away at home. Very nice screen @ 27", but I lost all the built in guided tests. Or at least I think I have. I'm guessing the linux version is the same. So, it will be back to a Windows based laptop. Everything you'v...
by hexibot43
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: Old Car, Old Scope?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Old Car, Old Scope?

Hello and thank you for the post. Could you confirm if there is a running issue with this vehicle? It would appear the event captured by the PicoScope has identified why the Sun Scope is responding like it is. What we can be sure of is it is specific to this vehicle (1950 Chrysler New Yorker) I agr...
by hexibot43
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: Old Car, Old Scope?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Old Car, Old Scope?

Yes to all of the above. I have set up a station for my PicoScope Now. Always set up. As soon as the new parts for the distributor arrive, and I've put it all back together I will scope it again (with foil) and see what happens. Looking forward to seeing it on the scope with my IMAC 27" screen. Yes ...
by hexibot43
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: Old Car, Old Scope?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Old Car, Old Scope?

I never thought that working on some of these old cars would be such a pain. As a mechanic I always get others telling me how easy I have it working on all these older cars. Here is one to prove them all wrong. I just recently picked up a "New" to me Old Sun Scope - and this was the pattern I was gi...
by hexibot43
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: New Pc To run my PicoScope
Replies: 2
Views: 111

New Pc To run my PicoScope

I've been Looking at moving away from my current IBM Thinkpad T43 laptop. I've always been hiding my scope away when I wasn't using it. I want to set it up to be ready to run at any moment. I'm going to set up a rolling cart for it. I have been reading about people using touch screens with there Pic...
by hexibot43
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Diagnosising old school ignition coil
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Diagnosising old school ignition coil

Thank you both Kev and Autonerdz, I will be doing more research along with some further scoping of known good ignition systems. Make myself a map to follow. So far I've been very surprised at what I did find. Mostly a whole bunch of nothing. The graphics in old books were not very definitive at all....
by hexibot43
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Cylinder contribution
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Cylinder contribution

https://www.picoauto.com/library/automotive-guided-tests/diesel/ Perhaps you want more of what Burt 100 was listing. It was strange the page on this website for the petrol version of the test I was suggesting was missing. But that is a link to the diesel version. I would think this would give you s...
by hexibot43
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Cylinder contribution
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Cylinder contribution

I believe there is a built it relative compression test based on that setup built into the picoscope diagnostic software. It has everything to help you run that test. It is one of the tests I've just added to my initial tests. Verify soundness of engine mechanical . Check it out.
by hexibot43
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Diagnosising old school ignition coil
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Diagnosising old school ignition coil

Had a car come in a couple months ago that gave me a good slap in the face. 1970 Chevrolet Corvette with stock electronic ignition. I did a re-curve of the distributor, and overhaul / rework of the carburetor. This was done to help deal with the changes in gasoline since the vehicle was produced. I ...
by hexibot43
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Raster Parade, etc,..
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Raster Parade, etc,..

Had to add a little more. With the raster display you can so quickly pick up on timing event issues. Like a slack timing chain albeit a mechanical issue. And so quickly. The parade pattern can't give you this. With just a very quick hook up the amount of knowledge that can be viewed is priceless. Be...