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ATIS Pro Scope update

The ATIS Pro Scope Software Version 6.0 is now available from distributors, Ryan's Automotive. Update Version 6.0, comes with a lot of new data and general improvements, including more new vehicle measurements and pre-sets, more engine management wiring diagrams, more generic system pre-sets, samples and technical information. Update Version 6.0 also features a Sent protocal, some hybrid vehicle components, more air conditioning components, electric parking brake and new petrol and diesel components. The are a number of general improvements to the software layout. The multi channel scope software has also be revised with many new improvements including data logging, improvements...
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New AdBlue filling funnels from Laser Tools

AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid is a fact of life for the modern diesel engine, so to make life a bit easier Laser Tools has introduced these AdBlue Filling Funnels specially designed to screw directly onto the AdBlue filler neck. Two versions are available — straight (part number 6856) or angled access (part number 6865) — and they make the AdBlue filling process quick and easy, and best of all — no messy spillage! Screw the funnel straight on to the AdBlue filler neck then lift the internal anti-spill valve. The funnel is large with a generous 1.1 litre capacity. Keep...
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FER to discuss UK’s petrol and diesel engine ban 2040

With news that the UK government plans to ban sole petrol and diesel engine cars from 2040, the Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) in the UK is looking at how its members are gearing up for the future. FER has been instrumental in integrating standards and efficiencies across the UK’s engine remanufacturing sector, all working to the British Standard BS AU 257: 2002, stipulated within its code of practice. With technology continuing to evolve, FER has widened its remit having attracted attention from companies involved in wider remanufacturing such as reconditioning turbos and major units. FER is encouraging members to...
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RecruitAuto.ie welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said: “These figures are very encouraging and show that we are on the right path to full employment. My priority as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to ensure that more jobs are created...
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Students help design new electric delivery vehicle

Students from Warwick University in England have designed a new electric delivery vehicle in association with design company, Astheimer. The Deliver-E is based on the platform of the electric Renault Twizy and is fitted with a 48-volt 6.5kWh battery system with a peak power of 36kW. It has an open-platform vehicle control system with a touchscreen interface. The battery system is the first module produced by the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) new automated battery production line for electric vehicles. WMG is the university’s own industrial innovation project, charged with creating a UK supply chain for hybrid and electric vehicle battery...
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Nissan Navara D40 – Transfer switch fault diagnosis and replacement

In this video we investigate a common issue involving water ingress into the transfer box on Nissan Navara D40 and Pathfinder R51 models, the faults that it causes and the steps required to fix the problem.

March
28
2017

Serpentine System – What makes a belt slip?

This short video explains what makes a belt slip

March
28
2017

Parts attack BMW 530

This particular repair challenge was interesting for many reasons; a BMW 530i e39 was referred to us with an abs\stability control dtcs. The dtcs specifically referred to a problem with the abs priming pump.

March
26
2017

Mick Jones Secondary Analysis

Secondary ignition analysis by Mick Jones, a veteran PicoScope Diagnostician. This video demonstrates the power of PicoScope, along with some of the advanced features.

March
25
2017

The role of Lamda sensors explained

Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager, Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, explains the role of NTK lambda sensors The Lambda or oxygen sensor supplies the engine management system with information about the quantity of residual oxygen within the exhaust gas. As this value is intrinsically linked to the degree of complete …

March
21
2017

How to test an idle air control valve (IAC) using a Picoscope – Ford

How to test an idle control valve (2-wire solenoid type) using a lab scope. This video is for Automotive Picoscope users, but no matter what type of scope you have, the information contained in this video will help. Even if you do not have a scope, you can still follow this material and measure IAC …

March
20
2017

DAYCO Controlling and replacing distribution belts and fixed tensioner

Controlling and replacing distribution belts and fixed tensioner.

March
18
2017

Air Mass Meter Evaluation

This video shows how PicoScope can be used to evaluate an air mass meter. First a good air mass meter on a Ford Mondeo 2.0 is tested, then an air leak is simulated to show the effect on the air mass meter and the performance of the engine.

March
15
2017

The DMF – what it is and how it works

Why are modern vehicles equipped with a dual-mass flywheel or DMF? This video explains the function and benefits of our LuK DMFs in less than 2 minutes. Watch the video to learn all the basics about dual-mass flywheels. Dive even deeper with our elaborate brochures and technical videos or participate in one of our professional …

March
12
2017

Brake Judder N°1

Brake judder is the vibration felt through the steering wheel and suspension when the brakes are applied at certain speeds and pressures. It can vary from a barely noticeable vibration to a violent judder, and can be experienced in two ways.

March
10
2017