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Loss of seal in the combustion chamber, especially if that loss is intermittent, can be time consuming to diagnose and confirm with traditional testing methods. In addition, volumetric efficiency losses caused by problems like valve timing shifts, improper variable valve timing operation, and restricted Exhausts can also be difficult to nail down. But by using the power of an automotive lab scope and a few accessories, technicians can reduce their troubleshooting time and confirm faults that would otherwise elude them. And that's the topic of this Motor Age/TST webcast featuring guest expert Bernie Thompson of Automotive Test Solutions. Click this link to subscribe to Motor Age! http://bit.ly/MA_YT_freesub
How to check for a jumped timing chain or belt
This video can be used to support Section 1 pages 17-23 in my ebook.
The method of timing verification shown in this video can be used on any
car. Even on old school, non-computer controlled systems. I am also showing
in this video how to properly align the timing chains on a 2003 Suzuki
Automotive Repair: A/C Servicing Best Practices, Motor Age/TST Webcast, May 2011
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interactive webcasts hosted in 2011 by Motor Age magazine and Technicians
Service Training (TST) in Mahopac, NY. Sponsored by Delphi, it features
Motor Age technical editor Pete Meier, ATTS's G. "Jerry" Truglia, and
Delphi's Dave Hobbs. Topics covered included an overview of HFO1234yf,
proper techniques for sealant and refrigerant identification, system oil
charging and balancing, and lots more. Click this link to subscribe to
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ETCG and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
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To say I enjoyed making this video would be something of an understatement,
Paul Danner is a great teacher and he has some great diagnostic tools in
his class that are a lot of fun to play with, watch us as we go through the
process of diagnosing this Chevy pick up with a misfire, I think you'll be
surprised at what we find and how we find it.
Also check out ScannerDanners book on diagnosis, in a word it's awesome.
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Labscope Relative Compression Testing
Sometimes it's very hard to gain access to spark plugs in order to perform
a compression test. Here is how to do a relative compression test with a
2002 Ford Escape 3.0 Misfire Case Study
Within this video I am covering parts of Section 1 and Section 22 in my
eBook available at www.scannerdanner.com. For more on the Picoscope and the
WPS500 pressure transducer I am using go to www.picoauto.com.
OTC #3857 TECH-SCOPE Introduction
The OTC Tech-ScopeTM is a standalone two-channel high-speed lab scope and
ignition oscilloscope with multimeter that allows service technicians to
quickly and efficiently test and measure virtually all of the electrical
and electronic components and circuits in a modern vehicle. The tool
features galvanic isolation not found on automotive scopes for hardware
protection and includes an ignition scope and a digital multimeter with an
The Tech-ScopeTM is capable of reading 40 million samples per second on
each channel with 10M ohm input impedance—eliminating the need for
special adapters to capture signals from critical components. The included
InfoTech software provides a vehicle-specific repair information database
for testing most common vehicle components with step-by-step test
procedures using a lab scope or multimeter.
basic voltage drop testing for automotive electrical testing
How to use your meter to measure voltage drop in a automotive electrical
circuit. I do diagnostic jobs for many repair shops in my area, and one
thing I see all the time is the misdiagnosis of circuits and parts " hung"
that do not fix anything all due to improper testing.
uScope Getting Started and Secondary DIS Ignition testing
uScope Getting Started and Secondary DIS Ignition testing. This video will
walk you through the buttonology of the uScope quick scopes along with
insturctions on how to test DIS ignition.
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2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Misfire, Rough Idle (Part 1)
This is a Toyota engine in this car and apparently is known for injector
problems. In this video I cover the following:
1. How to do an injector balance test with a timer tool.
2. How to monitor injector flow with a pressure transducer connected to the
fuel rail using a Picoscope
3. Using fuel trim for direction
4. How to use fuel trim numbers at different RPMs
Automotive Repair: Electrical Testing Tips from the June 2012 "The Trainer" video series
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Diagnosing electrical faults is arguably the toughest task most technicians
face. Reliance on simple voltage tests with a traditional test light or
multimeter and/or checking component or circuit integrity statically with
an ohmmeter often allows a fault to go undetected, frustrating techs even
As contributing editor and educator Joe Glassford shares in his June 2012
feature on this same topic, "Think current path, not circuit path". Current
is what makes an electrical component work. If there are problems in the
current path, the current supply to the component will be less than it
should be, causing the component to work poorly or not at all.
Voltage drop testing is one answer to finding those problems quickly and
The testing method itself is simple. It's understanding what the results
are telling you that tends to throw off those new to the testing method.
In this month's edition of the How2 video series, "The Trainer", Motor Age
technical editor Pete Meier gives you an explanation of what voltage drop
testing is, how to perform the test on common circuits, and tips on
understanding the test results. Click this link to subscribe to Motor Age!
ECM-ECU Memory Saver Tool
ECM-ECU Memory Saver Tool
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How many times have you disconnected the battery, and found out that the
radio station memory settings are wiped clean, as well as the engine
performance is lacking. Well, it all has to do with the KAM memory. KAM
stands for Keep Alive Memory and it's a form of adaptive memory. KAM memory
works as follows, whenever you drive your vehicle, the car's E C M or
engine control module learns each sensor imperfection, and records it on a
special memory. This memory has to be connected to power at all times,
hence the name, keep alive memory. Anytime the battery is disconnected, the
KAM memory goes out. In other words, it gets erased. It could take up to a
few weeks for the old parameters and imperfections to get recorded again.
In the meantime, your vehicle will suffer from drivability issues. It
simply won't work the same until the KAM is recorded again. Other issues
with disconnecting the vehicle's battery is loss of radio, climate control,
GPS and other telematics in the car.
In order to do away with all these issues you need a memory saver tool.
This tool is connected to the vehicles cigarette lighter or OBD 2 connector
to keep the memory going after the battery has been disconnected. In other
words, the 9 volts put out by the memory saver tool is enough to maintain
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Automotive Repair: Testing the Engine's Mechanical Health by Relative Compression
You suspect a loss of compression. You're dealing with a transverse V6,
and that means a few hours worth of work to access all the plugs. How can
you do the same thing in less time?
Grab your scope and use the methods we show you here! Click this link to
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