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by Steve Smith
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Opel Corsa D Z12XEP no start
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Opel Corsa D Z12XEP no start

Thank you Liviu for sharing this one. Like there are not enough variables to deal with, here we have non OE parts introducing more curved balls! The extra dip at the missing teeth looks to comply with the "crossing point" set within the ECU and so be counted as a tooth! (See the solid red line below...
by Steve Smith
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: One waveform One picture
Replies: 9
Views: 2578

Re: One waveform One picture

We often discuss “non-intrusive” measurement techniques during the initial phase of engine diagnosis. The results obtained inevitably lead onto the next level of intrusion in order to provide further “direction” or hopefully a conclusion Cam and crank correlation tests may be considered “next level ...
by Steve Smith
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: Low current measurements with a BNC+ high current clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Re: Low current measurements with a BNC+ high current clamp

Hello and thank you for the post At present there are no plans for a BNC+ version of the TA189, but its a great suggestion as the clamp jaws are huge and remove the need for battery disconnection and the installation of a link lead for parasitic drain tests I will add your suggestion as a new featur...
by Steve Smith
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: H20 pressure transducer
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: H20 pressure transducer

Hello David and thank you for the feedback I am going to stick with your initial post regarding the measuring/capture of intake and exhaust pulses From an initial (non-intrusive) diagnostic point of view, the formation, uniformity, timing & correlation of such pulses is predominately our main concer...
by Steve Smith
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from canada
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Hi from canada

Welcome to the forum and please feel free to share your journey both good and bad as your feedback is invaluable PicoScope 7 Automotive software is a great place to start and will get you up and running very quickly indeed To download PicoScope 7 please visit the following link https://oem.picoauto....
by Steve Smith
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Parasitic draw testing
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Parasitic draw testing

Hello and thank you for the post The following link has exactly what you need https://www.picoauto.com/support/viewtopic.php?p=96541#p96541 Given you are measuring voltage drop across the resister in the vehicle ground lead, you can use your common ground scope. Your test lead black wire will be con...
by Steve Smith
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: PicoScope 7 Automotive software
Topic: Trace not displayed
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Trace not displayed

More feedback on this one for any users experiencing similar problems Could you try to turn off Hardware Acceleration and feedback on how this affects your symptom? The link below explains how to turn off Hardware Acceleration https://support.verbum.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052835211-Display-problem...
by Steve Smith
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle
Topic: EV's don't go wrong
Replies: 0
Views: 968

EV's don't go wrong

I find it interesting how things are starting to unfold with EV’s as Ben and I become more and more involved with EV & Hybrid case studies. Thanks to Pico we periodically attend such problematic vehicles that lend themselves perfect to case studies Whilst we have worked with EV’s at dealer level, on...
by Steve Smith
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Forum feedback
Topic: Adding pictures to Attachments
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: Adding pictures to Attachments

Hello and thank you for the feedback Would it be possible to take a video of your screen when attempting to post on the forum with attachments Perhaps carry out a "practice post" with attachments that you can delete later I need to see and interpret what is happening during the attachment process So...
by Steve Smith
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: One waveform One picture
Replies: 9
Views: 2578

Re: One waveform One picture

Whilst we often measure for the presence of voltage to determine “control signals” or sensor outputs, it never ceases to amaze me just how much information is contained with a single current measurement. Measuring current provides an indication of “effort” or “work done” and the ability of the circu...