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Author archives: Pico

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    NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

    Pico’s very own Steve Smith talks about our NVH kit and completes a 3-axis vibration measurement.

    November
    15
    2019

    How to identify injector flow problems (Toyota 1.8L) part 1

    This two-part video looks at testing procedures on a Pontiac Vibe misfire and rough idle problems.

    October
    11
    2019

    Practical Pico: Non-invasive engine condition testing

    In this presentation, we will show you how you can assess the mechanical condition of an engine without the stripping of any parts. We’ll show you how you can set up, in a matter of seconds, for intake manifold, exhaust, and crankcase pressure testing. We’ll describe how the results should look, to help you gain …

    September
    6
    2019

    PicoScope Battery Test

    In this video Eric O. shows how to use the PicoScope to perform a battery test to determine the quality of an automotive battery before replacing it.

    August
    2
    2019

    Testing keyless entry sensors

    Pico’s Ben Martins walks you through the test for the Keyless entry sensor: how to connect, how to use the sensor detector tool and how to analyse the waveform.

    November
    30
    2018

    Sight block kit

    Steve Smith talks us through the Sight block kit

    October
    22
    2018

    Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #2 Actuator Duty Current

    In Frank’s second test he looks at a Turbo Control actuator, measuring control duty and current.

    September
    18
    2018

    Causes of low compression, no start from a stuck closed IAC (part 1) – Toyota/Lexus

    This was one of the weirdest causes of a no compression, no start problem that I have ever seen. Someone could have easily condemned the engine itself for this problem. Every other time I have heard an engine crank like this (no compression has a unique sound), it has always been a jumped or broken …

    August
    24
    2018

    1995 Camaro starting problem

    Case study of a 1995 Camaro that has difficulty starting at times.

    August
    3
    2018

    EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

    EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

    May
    28
    2018