Saturday, 26 July 2014

The real power of oscilloscopes

Oscilloscopes can be applied to any aspect of your cars electrical or electronic systems.
Alternator output,fuel pump etc.. etc.


lunar auto diagnostics

Old school engine diagnostics

An oscilloscope used  on a secondary lead or plug lead gives a lot of powerful diagnostic information.
This diagnostic ability needs effort on the part of the operator,it is in no way just  plug in and away you go with the result handed to you on a plate

Incorrect mixture in each cylinder,leaking valves,egr valve problems are some of the things that can be deduced from the secondary ignition waveform


Friday, 25 July 2014

Live data displayed by a scan tool  presents a wealth of information about you engines  running state.
but this  does need decoding ie  grasping what the information means


Thursday, 17 July 2014

A garage will empty your wallet trying to fix certain faults by throwing parts at the problem in the hope of fixing it.
This  approach is doomed to fail,sadly dealers are the biggest culprit in this respect

the wonderful world of engine running faults in the  modern long are the days of carburettors and points.
We now have  computer controlled  cars that are a world away faults with these cars  in depth understanding of  issues that affect the running of them is paramount if you hope to solve a running issue