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Tech Tip: O2 Sensor Inputs

July 15, 2016 in Tech Videos

Fuel trim is based on O2 sensor inputs. The catalytic converter works best at 450 mV = 14.7 to 1. You have 2 different beds in the catalytic converter, part of the time you have to go slightly richer and part of the time slightly leaner. Learn the ins and outs of o2 sensors, catalytic converts, and rich […]

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Tech Tip: Using Mode $05 to Diagnose P0420

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Mode $05 tells you how fast the O2 sensor is switching, a PO420 code is set along with pending code PO420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1. The computer runs a test switching lean to rich and rich to lean (remember the computer can add fuel quicker than it can take it away) to […]

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Tech Tip: Critical Thinking Skills

July 12, 2016 in Tech Videos

It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen the “same” problem over and over again, when a vehicle comes into your shop, you should always treat a vehicle like it has a unique problem. Let Peter Orlando walk you through the exact definition of the critical thinking steps involved in fixing a vehicle the right way every […]

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Tech Tip: Typical Parasitic Current Draw Values

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Instructor Dave Hobbs will show the difference between key out and key in when it comes to parasitic current draw in reference to battery life. Dave will also walk you through parasitic current draw values in two different Buicks: the LeSabre and the Park Avenue. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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Tech Tip: What is ESD?

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Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is the sudden flow of electricity between two objects caused by contact. Peter Orlando will fill you in on what causes ESD, how to keep yourself safe, and how not to cause serious damage to a vehicle’s sensors or modules! Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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AVI Announces Joint Training Effort with RepairPal

July 6, 2016 in Industry News

Automotive Video Innovations and RepairPal are announcing a joint effort to offer solutions for today’s service shop owner’s need for training and expanding their customer base! RepairPal independently certifies auto repair shops nationwide for superior training, quality tools, fair pricing and a minimum 12-month/12,000-mile warranty program. Chan Patel, the Director of Sales at RepairPal says, […]

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Quick Quiz: Intermittent Diagnostics

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AVI and Instructor Bill Fulton have put together a top of-the-line video on intermittent failure diagnostics. Covering Import and Domestic models using scanners, multi-meters, jumper wires, and O-scopes. You’ll not only see how each different model can be diagnosed easier and faster using Bill’s methods of tracing intermittent failures, but also how to determine those […]

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Quick Quiz: Misfire Diagnostics

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Some of the most frustrating codes for a technician to handle are the p 300s. Misfires are from fuel, ignition or compression related problems and different tools can isolate the cause. How much do you know about Misfire Diagnostics? Take this quiz to find out! View Course! Misfire Diagnostics  

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“WHO KILLED DR. STOICHIOMETRIC?”

May 21, 2016 in Industry News

AVI INTRODUCES COURTROOM DIAGNOSTICS AT THE 2016 AVI CONFERENCE Fort Myers, Florida – AVI has scheduled the “Who Killed Dr. Stoichiometric?” training event at the AVI Conference in conjunction with ASA along-side AAPEX starting on October 31, 2016. Technicians and students will take part in this interactive themed training event with the industry’s best instructors. […]

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Quick Quiz: Mastering Hybrid HVAC Systems

May 4, 2016 in Quick Quiz

Hybrids are 95% the same as a traditional vehicle, however diagnosing that 5% difference can be difficult without knowing important hybrid scanner data PID information. How much do you know about Hybrid HVAC Systems? Take this quiz to find out! View Course! Mastering Hybrid HVAC Systems

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Quick Quiz: A/C Best Practices

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Today, virtually every car has air conditioning, and virtually every car is going to need to have that air conditioning serviced from time to time. Do you know the steps that you need to take long before you hook up an air conditioning machine? How much do you know about A/C Best Practices? Take this […]

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