2017 AVI Classes

Gasoline Direct Injection: Practical Diagnostic Techniques

This course focuses on practical testing techniques applied to gasoline direct injected (GDI) engines supported by a working understanding of system and component operation. This class introduces essential testing techniques which can be applied to a variety GDI equipped vehicles regardless of make or model. Find out more info!

Ford EcoBoost Platforms Operations and Diagnosis

This class will present the operation and diagnostic techniques the aftermarket will need to service this massive segment of the repair market. Each major system of the EcoBoost will be covered using not only OE tooling but capable aftermarket scan tools and techniques. Find out more info!

Achieving Operational Excellence

Operational excellence is a business strategy for gaining your competitive advantage. It is the execution of your processes more consistently and reliably than your competition and the ability for every employee to see the flow of value to the customer. Employees will also be able to correct the flow before the customer knows there is an issue with delivering value. Find out more info!

Solutions To Modern Problems

You'll be introduced to some new concepts in the auto service business that can radically reduce your operating expenses, increase your average repair order and make your life far easier. The first order of business is to perform an in-depth analysis of the current labor operations most frequently sold in your shop. This includes the gross profit per hour, the percentage of upsells and the real cost of these to your operation. Find out more info!

Vehicle Networking

This session covers real-world diagnosis of vehicle network communication issues and how to use a scan tool, wiring diagram and DSO to troubleshoot. Covers Domestic and Asian Platforms and will focus on Model Years 2001-2016. Find out more info!

6.7L Power Stroke: Tips & Tricks

This class will cover tips and tricks for the Powerstroke 6.7L. This includes the Diesel Common Rail Injection System, the Turbo Charger, and over all engine function with the use of the IDS scan tool. Operation and description of the engine and subsystems will be discussed.  Find out more info!

 

Variable Displacement Technology

The future for increased fuel economy relies on electrification, turbo charging and decreased displacement including Displacement On Demand systems. Veteran Delphi trainer Dave Hobbs will share theory and practical service tips/case studies. Find out more info!

Battery Technology

Diesel Aftertreatment Systems

Tony Salas will cover Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, Particulate Filter, and the Selective Catalyst Reduction. He will review description and operation of the components of the aftertreatment systems used on today’s diesel. Find out more info!

 

Hybrid Diagnostics

HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) have been around for close to 2 decades now with ownership in the millions. This course goes beyond the “don’t touch those orange cables” into real world diagnostics, increasing your shop’s hybrid car count and preparing yourself for a future where HEVs are the norm rather than the exception. Find out more info!

What you need to know about Lean P-Code Conditions

This class taught by instructor Ron Bilyeu covers some of the most popular Diagnostic Trouble Codes that technicians face every day, P0174 and P0171 Lean Conditions.  The issue is that there is such a variety of problems that can cause the engine management computer to increase fuel trim adaptation.  Once the Fuel Trims get too far away from target 0.0%, there are certain load cells programmed in the computer that are weighted to set the popular codes for each individual bank.  Find out more!

 

What you need to know about Rich P-Code Conditions

Have you ever had a vehicle that was running rich and really becoming aggravating and irritating? Do you have rich running vehicles you spend hours of diagnostic time on? AVI has got some help for you. This program contains ten different case studies that encompass the components that can cause rich running conditions, from over reporting Mass Air Flow Sensors to Oxygen Sensors, Leaking Injectors and more. Instructor Ron Bilyeu covers a multitude of rich running conditions and the P codes that are set by them. Find out more info!