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by Steve Smith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from McLaren Toronto
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Hello from McLaren Toronto

Hello and welcome to the forum There is certainly enough here to keep you compelled and please feel free to post and challenge when you can The following link will help guide you to specific topics I hope this helps, take care.......Steve
by Steve Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: analyzing Relative compression results
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: analyzing Relative compression results

Hello and thank you for the post. Regrading "useful data" from your relative compression test could I ask if this is to determine the offending cylinder? If so, then the following Case-Study from Ben describes the appr...
by Steve Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: 4423 or 4424 What's the difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 6124

Re: 4423 or 4424 What's the difference?

Thank you for the feedback, it would be great to see the results of your projects with PicoLog as I believe it has real value for such "monitoring" style tests (Temperature and Parasitic Drain) Regrading parasitic drain via the volt drop method and as you mentioned, "the instability of the circuit u...
by Steve Smith
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Quiescent Current Measurement without Current Clamp
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Quiescent Current Measurement without Current Clamp

Following on from the above posts I wanted to test the theory regarding parasitic drain testing across a typical vehicle ground lead. Whilst it sounded feasible, in reality we have a number of variables to consider. Below we have the resistance calculation for the vehicle ground lead that travels fr...
by Steve Smith
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: PicoDiagnostics software
Topic: Cylinder balance test in Drive_ Valid?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Cylinder balance test in Drive_ Valid?

Hello and thank you for the post, sorry for the late reply. This sounds like you are using the Cylinder Balance feature of Pico Diagnostics (PD)? Unfortunately acquiring accurate cylinder balance data from alternator ripple frequency alone is challenging at best. (This is how the PD software display...
by Steve Smith
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: 4423 or 4424 What's the difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 6124

Re: 4423 or 4424 What's the difference?

Hello and thank you for the posts (much appreciated) PicoLog will most certainly function with our Automotive Scopes and could be useful for a number of tests such as temperature monitoring and parasitic drain measurements PicoLog Version 6.1.13 can be downloaded
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  • by Steve Smith
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:15 pm
    Forum: Diagnostic discussion
    Topic: Relative Compression newbie learning to trust the wiggles
    Replies: 2
    Views: 161

    Re: Relative Compression newbie learning to trust the wiggles

    Hello Sharpy, thank you again for posting another adventure. I completely relate to your comment "I actually thought I'd done something wrong so I done it again and it was the same so I decided to put the Wps in the dipstick to check for crankcase pulses and it didn't show anything so at that point ...
    by Steve Smith
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:06 pm
    Forum: Introductions
    Topic: Hello all ! Backyard auto electrician
    Replies: 1
    Views: 79

    Re: Hello all ! Backyard auto electrician

    Hello and welcome to the forum

    It is great to see new members joining and introducing themselves, thank you.

    This forum post will help direct you to a number of topics that may be of interest.

    Take care......Steve
    by Steve Smith
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:03 pm
    Forum: Introductions
    Topic: HelloTo All!
    Replies: 1
    Views: 40

    Re: HelloTo All!

    Hello and thank you for the post. Rest assured we can all learn from one another as those new to Pico have a new set of eyes on the subject and can no doubt provide unique feedback. Here is a forum post that will direct you to a n...
    by Steve Smith
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:00 pm
    Forum: Introductions
    Topic: Motorsports Tech, new to O-scopes
    Replies: 2
    Views: 127

    Re: Motorsports Tech, new to O-scopes

    Hello Jimmyd and thank you for the post, welcome to the forum There is a lot to learn and we can simply never learn/retain it all. The following forum post has a number of links to direct you to useful material New to Pico I hope ...