Search found 634 matches

by Technician
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: 2.0 TDI no start, audi a6
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: 2.0 TDI no start, audi a6

Can you read fault codes and live data? Fuel rail pressure via scanner?
by Technician
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: exhaust backpressure at high rpm
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: exhaust backpressure at high rpm

Hello and welcome, Initially looking at your trace I'd say the valve train has a fault present. The rounded pockets are a clear indication that the valves are not opening and closing as they should be. More testing required before digging in deeper. Maybe do an idle test and let us see how the trace...
by Technician
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle
Topic: High voltage cable testing
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: High voltage cable testing

According to the link the complaint is a good few months old and it seems the fault has been fixed. Terminal damage/diconnection due to shipment movement with fork lift.
by Technician
Mon May 31, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Hemi 5.7L 2011 with code P0016
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: Hemi 5.7L 2011 with code P0016

Welcome kaizmoto

5.7 1? comes across as a none UK based engine?

The attachment has not loaded.

Have you also looked in the waveform library?
by Technician
Thu May 27, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: BMW F21 N13B16A timing chain lengthened
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: BMW F21 N13B16A timing chain lengthened

Hi, I'm a little confused as to why you need a waveform now that you have eastablished that the chain is not okay. I'd now be renewing the chain kit and checking over anything that could be affected by the chain drive. Once you have the engine running correctly, you can then scope your own cam and c...
by Technician
Wed May 26, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: Mini R56 error 2DA0
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Mini R56 error 2DA0

Hi, ideally the traces need to be labelled so we know exactly which trace belongs to which part of the engine, i.e. cam, crank. The crank trace looks like a speed reference only and does not provide TDC reference. There is an ignition firing point present which is normally around TDC when firing. Th...
by Technician
Sat May 15, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: PicoDiagnostics software
Topic: Relative compressions test
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Relative compressions test

Was it not designed just for a quick visual test so that the technician can see a fault or just move on quicker, knowing either the compression's are okay or not?

Is it not just as quick to use an amps clamp and sync a cylinder along with volt drop from the battery?
by Technician
Mon May 03, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: Vauxhall Insignia 2.0cdti won’t start
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: Vauxhall Insignia 2.0cdti won’t start

Hello and welcome, reading your post I seem to think you have jumped in a little too deep too quickly, which might now of created more problems than you originally had? It might therefore be a good idea to start a fresh. Record the fault codes you have and clear them. Ensure the vehicles battery is ...
by Technician
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: How to use TA329?
Replies: 6
Views: 4337

Re: How to use TA329?

I have that tool, the TDB003. I'm not 100% sure about it's reliability at the moment but will post back soon.
by Technician
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Best of the web
Topic: Automotive Oscilloscope book
Replies: 5
Views: 7635

Re: Automotive Oscilloscope book

Also available in print. The problem with books written by individuals is that the "slang" (if that is the correct word to use) is personal to the people writing the book, which not all people can or will understand it. What is missing from the automotive industry, and has been missing for more than...