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by fisher4x4
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Alternator waveform question
Replies: 1
Views: 2545

Alternator waveform question

I was just wondering if anybody could help me with a capture set up i tried today. I captured an alternator pattern, blue channel is ac voltage tested at alternator stud. Red channel is amperage taken from the charge wire to the battery. The vehicle is a 2007 ford f-150 witch will kill the battery i...
by fisher4x4
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Lambda Sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 9641

Re: Lambda Sensors

Thanks Tom for straightening me out on that. I just took a converter course a few weeks ago and either i misunderstood or i was misinformed. I was told the cerium stores oxygen during the lean cycles and releases it when it cycles rich to oxidize the HC and CO. Sorry if i mislead anybody. I just wis...
by fisher4x4
Tue May 31, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Ford Focus smart charging test
Replies: 3
Views: 4557

Re: Ford Focus smart charging test

I just downloaded the newest update to pico 6 and the ford smart charge tests are in there.
by fisher4x4
Tue May 31, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Lambda Sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 9641

Re: Lambda Sensors

In my opinion Paul Trickett is 100% correct. The fluctuation between rich and lean is there by design. In order for the catalytic converter to work properly it needs a rich/lean switching mixture. It has to do with the oxidization and reduction processes within the converter. I have not had much cha...