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by Dave Hill
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: Pico scope not reading!
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: Pico scope not reading!

The space bar start / stop function is reliable. The thing you need to remember is that the capture window needs to be the active window in focus. If you find that the space bar does not function as expected, simply click your mouse cursor somewhere on the screen, within the capture window itself. I...
by Dave Hill
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: Pico Automotive Feature Requests
Replies: 20
Views: 13559

Re: Pico Automotive Feature Requests

I noticed the other day that the duty cycle measurement "low" has not been addressed. I took the trouble to ring Pico & plead my case & it was said that the request is on the list & has been for some time. Paul Danner raised the issue back in 2012 too, https://www.picoauto.com/support/topic9209.html...
by Dave Hill
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Case studies
Topic: LDV extended crank starting
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: LDV extended crank starting

Nice work mark

A good job & a very nice write up too.

Worthy of a place in the Case Studies section I reckon! :D
by Dave Hill
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: Ford Fiesta ABS Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 1916

Re: Ford Fiesta ABS Testing

Add an Amp Clamp to channel B and it really does paint a pretty picture of that sensor output. That would have to be a very expensive micro amps clamp wouldn't it STC? These magnretoresitive sensors produce a very subtle & rather messy / noisy signal in my experience (on these Fords in any case).
by Dave Hill
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: PicoDiagnostics software
Topic: Feature Request - Trigger on Math Channel to Catch Cut Outs
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: Feature Request - Trigger on Math Channel to Catch Cut O

Hi STC

Have you explored the Mask feature at all?
by Dave Hill
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Volvo V50 2.0D oscillating rpm when driving
Replies: 16
Views: 7255

Re: Volvo V50 2.0D oscillating rpm when driving

Have you got any specific vehicle information, so that we can determine the configuration?

Is the effect you are feeling, like a standard single cylinder misfire, or is it anything like this...

https://youtu.be/gerhI3TI-1c
by Dave Hill
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Inductive pickup from an old timing light safe for 4225?
Replies: 5
Views: 2925

Re: Inductive pickup from an old timing light safe for 4225?

STC wrote:
you need to make sure that your setup has some allowance for those stray 30,000 volts that often make a break for freedom.
Going equipped with Known Good HT Lead(s) would minimise the risk perhaps ?
True, but things are only "known good" until they fail, which everything ultimately does. . :D
by Dave Hill
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Inductive pickup from an old timing light safe for 4225?
Replies: 5
Views: 2925

Re: Inductive pickup from an old timing light safe for 4225?

These inductive pickup things, clamp around the high tension lead (spark plug wire in American speak) & harvest a signal from the electromagnetic interference, or Radio frequency interference (RFI) that is generated during the creation of the ignition event. In reality your inductive pick up is not ...
by Dave Hill
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: Smoke Pro - Smoke Machine
Replies: 14
Views: 4553

Re: Smoke Pro - Smoke Machine

STC wrote:Dave

What is that whirring noise in the background ?
That is an E46 secondary air injection pump, delivering the flow and pressure required for effective leak detection.

No workshop compressed air needed.