Published Case Studies

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Published Case Studies

Postby AuthorMike » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:11 am

This is a list of case studies that Pico Technology have published to their Automotive library. Use the link below to visit the main page, and navigate to the case studies you wish to view.

I have added vehicle information where available to enable the case studies to be found when searching the forum for particular make/model issues.

Here, you've told us how you’ve used a PicoScope automotive oscilloscope to diagnose vehicle faults in your everyday life:

Everyday 1: Audi S2 2.3 litre 5 cylinder 20-valve turbo - Intermittent and progressive failure to start
Everyday 2: 1998 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 Litre Twin Spark - Timing issues – misleading MIL?
Everyday 3: VW Golf 1.8 20VT - Got me under pressure
Everyday 4: 2000 BMW 5 Series - BMW braking issues
Everyday 5: 2003 Vauxhall Signum Direct injection – Poor performance
Everyday 6: Toyota Avensis – System too lean
Everyday 7: 2003 Ford Focus 1800 TDCI Duratorq – Hard starting
Everyday 8: 2001 Audi A6 1.8 Turbo - A battery discharge problem with a happy ending!
Everyday 9: 2001 Audi TT Quattro - CAN Bus fault
Everyday 10: Smartcar – Misfire on the commute
Everyday 11: Diagnosing a catalytic converter
Everyday 12: Skoda Octavia - Crankshaft reluctor
Everyday 13: 2003 Audi A8 4.2 Litre V8 - Injector fault
Everyday 14: HDi pressure control
Everyday 15: PicoScope and BMW M3 electrohydraulic gearbox control
Everyday 16: Mercedes S–Class misfire
Everyday 17: Audi S3 rough idle
Everyday 18: Ford Explorer intermittent misfire
Everyday 19: Proton Impian
Everyday 20: BMW E36 318i no start
Everyday 21: PicoDiagnostics cures a misfiring 1996 Ford Windstar
Everyday 22: Chrysler Concord COP
Everyday 23: Hyundai Porter cold start problem
Everyday 24: Audi A6 engine cutting–out
Everyday 25: VW Golf TDI rough running
Everyday 26: Peugeot 206 misfire
Everyday 27: VW Bora faulty air mass sensor


Nick Hibberd gives you his real-life experience of diagnosing faults:

Real-Life 1: Ferrari 360 - Intermittent non-start
Real-Life 2: Lotus Elise II - High idle speed and cutting out
Real-Life 3: V8 - Troubleshooting a knock sensor
Real-Life 4: 2004 Vehicle - Misfire most severe
Real-Life 5: Diagnosing ABS
Real-Life 6: One bit at a time
Real-Life 7: Diagnosing poor interior temperature control
Real-Life 8: 1999 Ford Escort 4 cylinder 1.6 litre - Is it possible to determine the fault just by the vehicle owner?
Real-Life 9: 1999 Ferrari 355 V8 - Double trouble...
Real-Life 10: BMW X5 - Misfire
Real-Life 11: 2004 Seat Arosa 1.4 TDI (3-cylinder) - Diagnosing a no-start problem
Real-Life 12: 2001 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 - Batch no. F R I D A Y / A F T E R N O O N
Real-Life 13: 2000 model Zafira - EGR Valve, intermittent stalling
Real-Life 14: 2004 Corsa 1.2 - No start
Real-Life 15: BMW X5 - Battery drain, The versatile scope - part 1
Real-Life 16: 1999 Fiat Bravo 1.6L - Speedometer, The versatile scope - part 2
Real-Life 17: Fiat Punto 1.2L - Electronic Control Module (ECM) failure
Real-Life 18: 2001 Peugeot 406 2.0L - Misfire, Tackling the DIY expert
Real-Life 19: 2002 Audi A2 - Power steering fault
Real-Life 20: Fiat Ducato 2004 2.8 JTD - Poor starting
Real-Life 21: 1999 Vauxhall Corsa V6 - Misfire, stumble
Real–Life 22: Variable nozzle turbine pressure control

The Automotive Library can be found here https://www.picoauto.com/automotive-library.html
Mike Valentine
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Re: Published Case Studies

Postby DELTAONE » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:16 pm

RE ABS CASE STUDY GREAT ARTICLE , BUT IS THERE AN CHANCE OF RUNNING A ARTICLE CONCERNING ACTIVE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR DIAGNOSTICS , PLUS HOW THEY INTERACT WITH /ON THE CAN/BUS SYSTEM , I AM TRYING TO GET SOME ACTIVE ABS SPEED SENSOR SYSTEM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THE SAAB/GM SYSTEM IE SENSOR OUTPUT VOLTAGE AND TEST PROCEDURE MANY THANKS FOR YOUR ARTICLE AND YOUR HELP
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