Cylinder balance

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Robski
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Cylinder balance

Post by Robski » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:54 pm

Would it be possible to add a 'quick start' to the cylinder balance test in Pico diagnostics which does away with the set up box for a fast access test ?

There has been a couple of occasions where i would have liked to start straight up from cold without doing the set up bit to pin misfires & how many cylinders.

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Re: Cylinder balance

Post by Alan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:15 pm

We are ahead of you on this :D

Option 1 - just press cancel when the setup wizard starts (OK its still one extra click)
Option 2 - go to options at the top and you can turn off the wizard

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Re: Cylinder balance

Post by Robski » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:56 pm

thanks Alan, i will try that next time.

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Re: Cylinder balance

Post by joshua1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:32 am

Hi guys,
While using the pico cylinder balance test, how the failed cylinder balance should be recognized?? Additionally i need some information about the compression test?? How can i perform the compression test?? Plz give me a reply........

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Re: Cylinder balance

Post by Alan » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:24 pm

Hi,

As the cylinder balance tests runs continuously the quickest way to identify which cylinder is which is to briefly disable one cylinder (unplug an injector etc). One bar will then drop to show that cylinder is not producing any power. Re enable that cylinder and the bar will go back up. Now you know which bar one cylinder represents the rest are just in firing order. eg if you unplugged cylinder 1 injector on a 4 cylinder car then the next bar to the right will be 3 then 4 then 2 (assuming 1342 firing order).

As for compression see the relevant video guide here http://www.picoauto.com/automotive-diag ... ideos.html

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Re: Cylinder balance

Post by mteste03 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:44 pm

Just be sure not to unplug a piezo injector while the engine is runnnig.

Matt

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