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    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

    Air fuel sensor test using PicoScope

    In this video, Pico’s own Ben Martins (an Automotive Applications Specialist in the UK), checks out the 6-way Premium Breakout Lead Set (PQ070) using it to check the air fuel ratio sensor on a Mazda.

    January
    17
    2018

    Understanding running compression waveforms

    Viewing the pressure waveforms from inside the cylinder of a running engine can provide a great deal of diagnostic information. Understanding these waveforms will help you spot valve issues, blocked catalytic converters and restricted air intakes.

    July
    1
    2017