Introducing myself.

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Introducing myself.

Postby pring1073 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:24 pm


My name is Mike Pring. I work for Gerald Hallett Ltd, a Landrover specialist based in Dorset (UK). I have been working here for 10 years and I am the senior diagnostic person here. Not to much of a distinction as there are only 6 of us including the boss!.

We use Autologic as our main diagnostic tool and have been considering a pico unit for sometime having attended a number of courses at Tech Topics, Bridewater with James Dillon.

After struggling to diagnose a misfire on a Tdci Defender (which turned out to be a complete lack of compression on one cylinder) we finally made the jump. The scope would have told us this in 10 minutes.

So I now working my way through the tutorials. The problem (as mentioned by others) will be finding enough time to practice and build up experience.

I look forward to sharing problems and ideas with the rest of the forum community.

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Re: Introducing myself.

Postby AuthorMike » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:58 am

Welcome to the forum!

Thanks for choosing Pico. The tutorials are a fantastic way of learning about PicoScope.

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Re: Introducing myself.

Postby Steve Smith » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:20 pm

Hello Mike and welcome aboard. I can totally relate to
The problem (as mentioned by others) will be finding enough time to practice and build up experience.

Often when using a scope for the first time it raises more questions than answers as you can now reveal so much more. This therefore means you have to develop a deeper understanding of the circuit under test so giving you the ability to analyse what is and what isn't valid detail within your waveform.

I would always recommend you scope as many good vehicles as possible (no faults evident) as this will enable you to build your own library. You can then introduce faults into vehicles and look at the effects upon your waveforms before and after.

Remember you can use the software from home, downloaded onto your PC-Laptop, where you can run in demo mode for practice or open saved waveforms from vehicles measured during the day. This gives you quality analysis time as you are removed form the hustle and bustle of the workshop

Any concerns you have Mike, share them here, there are no stupid questions. Enjoy and take care.......Steve
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