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Postby Dundeeguy » Mon May 13, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi all,

Ok, have got the 4ch scope, done the training with Matt Williams and need to get using the scope so it earns its keep!

Was looking for suggestions as to books worth getting on using the scope (or any others that would be useful)

Has anyone read James Dillons Oscilloscope Diagnostics book? If so, is it good or bad? Or are there any others that could be suggested. Preferably ones that are not way too advanced, but simple, clear, understandable and not too 'heavy' to read.

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Re: Books

Postby Neilcur » Mon May 13, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi Kevin,

We have got james dillions scope book (yellow cover) it has good detail and isn't too heavy.

I also bought Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis(2nd edition) by tom denton and it is good aswell doesn't tell you how to fix faults but explains how things work etc

Heard bosch do some good books aswell and can be purchased on amazon

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Re: Books

Postby Dundeeguy » Mon May 13, 2013 8:36 pm

Neil,

I just took delivery of Mr. Dentons book today, looks pretty good and good value.

Will maybe just purchase James Dillons book, but will await other replies......
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Re: Books

Postby Neilcur » Mon May 13, 2013 8:46 pm

Hi Kevin,

If you google james dillions book it comes up with a few people talking about it, maybe other people on here have it aswell though.

What i have found more now i'm using scope more is if i find something different, i then need more knowledge to know what to do next i.e a signal missing and strange waveforms and intermittent glitches etc

Reading books help though and trying to keep an eye out for training courses aswell as there is alot of info out there to be learnt not just on scopes, which you need now as cars get more complicated.

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Re: Books

Postby craigM » Sun May 19, 2013 10:51 am

Ive got his scope book and canbus and there pretty good.
My next buy when i have the cash is http://www.diagnostic-assistance.co.uk/ written by James Dillon as well.
Gets a good write up.
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Re: Books

Postby Alan » Sun May 19, 2013 4:41 pm

I can recommend http://www.scannerdanner.com/ is an e-book rather than printed but dont let that put you off as the content & case studies are excellent.
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Re: Books

Postby Dundeeguy » Tue May 21, 2013 6:29 am

Thanks for the replies, I have ordered James Dillons book for some more bedtime reading!

Will think about scannerdanners ebook in the future.

My head is starting to hurt :shock:
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Re: Books

Postby SamP » Wed May 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Hi all,
Plus one on Paul Danner's book- its worth that 40 quid, would help you to understand loads of principles and its got links to YT vids with case studies.
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Re: Books

Postby Valhalla » Thu May 23, 2013 2:41 pm

Plus two on the scannerdanner book (Paul Danner). He goes to quite a bit of effort to explain the 'scope setup on his YouTube videos as well, so if you have a bit of basic grounding on how to set the 'scope up, then these videos can give you another step-up on understanding and using the Pico tools. I am rubbish on the software utilities around the Pico tools (never read the manuals...) but seeing some of Paul's videos has inspired me to improve!
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