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by Fat Freddy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Nissan X-Trail Non-start Timing Chain?
Replies: 11
Views: 14278

Re: Nissan X-Trail Non-start Timing Chain?

I'm sure you will have this wrapped by now. Anyway my two cents from observations, of Nissan cam/crank captures,. Most of these 1,3,4,2 cam teeth configurations seem to have the 1st cam tooth towards the left edge of the 180* crank window. Often a physical look at the tensioner if possible will be a...
by Fat Freddy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: CanBus on Transit Custom
Replies: 15
Views: 8193

Re: CanBus on Transit Custom

Hi Richard. I must apologize. 'Good' is probably not the right wording. A lot better is a more suiting term. I hadn't applied the Maths for the download. I agree. I would have considered it unusable also and was surprised it was still a valid bus with the right software/hardware. And no I don't have...
by Fat Freddy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: CanBus on Transit Custom
Replies: 15
Views: 8193

Re: CanBus on Transit Custom

Here's an example of a bad CAN bus. Astra DOA but one of three scan tools was still able to read live data. A good example of how robust CAN can be and with the right software and hardware it's still valid. Disconnection of engine ECU cleared up the mess and IIRC I was able to access all the data on...
by Fat Freddy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Focus intermittant no start CAN BUS
Replies: 21
Views: 8365

Re: Focus intermittant no start CAN BUS

An interesting question and something I had pondered before. Your question got me doing some research/googlenostics (which is always a good way to go) The answer really is to do the googlenostics yourself as there is no one simple answer. Ringing, overshoot and undershoot will all give results. It a...
by Fat Freddy
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: alfa romeo cam+crank timing
Replies: 13
Views: 6102

Re: alfa romeo cam+crank timing

car won't start, only code it had was a crankshaft sensor code,
Don't ignore starter noise.

HTH
FF
by Fat Freddy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Forum feedback
Topic: Capcha
Replies: 64
Views: 25714

Re: Capcha

Any solutions yet? On this thread today https://www.picoauto.com/support/topic16291.html I was unable to quote Martyn and add a comment as it would take me to a 'Capcha'. I completed the task that proved that I was more than likely not a robot, or at least one with an exceptable amount of AI. But wh...
by Fat Freddy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: non pico high current clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: non pico high current clamp

Isn't the Pico 600 clamp (TA019) and that fluke both the same - 1mv = 1A ? Just use the preset already there?

FF
by Fat Freddy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: non pico high current clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: non pico high current clamp

Martyn wrote:Tools->CustomProbes and create a New Probe using the equation for your clamp, 1 mV = 1 A if that is the correct one, and you will have a shiny new preset specifically for this device.
by Fat Freddy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Scope hiding voltage drop??
Replies: 12
Views: 2581

Re: Scope hiding voltage drop??

But here we have 4 ignition coils that can not operate because their path to Ground / Earth is paralysed by high resistance / Open circuit at a Common Ground Point "F15" A coil may pull 5 amps but I very much doubt the problem is in the coil circuit (although I did incorrectly use that terminology ...
by Fat Freddy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Scope hiding voltage drop??
Replies: 12
Views: 2581

Re: Scope hiding voltage drop??

This does not come as a total surprise, I had heard something like this is possible but this is the first time I have heard of it actually having an effect. I did a lot of my training using Tiepie scopes and the class was set up with about a dozen students each with an individual scope/lappy that co...