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Author archives: Pico

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    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

    ETCG and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 1)

    This two-part video shows how ‘Eric The Car Guy’ and ‘ScannerDanner’ managed to solve a misfire using a combination of science and common sense.

    May
    3
    2018

    Transmission line pressure testing with Pico’s WPS500 Pressure Transducer

    Transmission line pressure testing made easy with the PicoScope and the WPS500 pressure transducer.

    April
    6
    2018

    Pico Automotive Parking Sensor Test

    Steve Smith of Pico Technology demonstrates the Guided Test for testing ultrasonic parking sensors.

    March
    9
    2018

    Coil on Plug Ignition

    Investigation of a coil on plug ignition system using a four-channel PicoScope and their coil-on-plug ignition probe

    February
    9
    2018