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IQA codes Review: Powerstroke 6.7L

May 18, 2018

In this tech tip from the AVI program “LBT-318 – Power Up Your Powerstroke Skills : 6.7”, instructor Tony Salas reminds you of the importance of checking IQA (Injector Quality Adjustment) codes. As Tony points out, making sure that replacement injectors, whether new or rebuilt, are programmed properly is critical.

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6 Steps To Solving Problem Cars

March 22, 2017

In this Tech Tip from the AVI training program LBT-269 Wiring Schematics Interpretation, instructor Peter Orlando reminds all technicians how important it is to follow the same diagnostic procedures on every vehicle each and every time. Following these procedures will reduce your comebacks, especially when analyzing tricky wiring issues. Join our mailing list!

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Delphi Training Series: No Fooling Fuel Delivery

March 16, 2017

This diagnostic program will help you make more sense out of fuel related drivability problems on conventional (sequential) fuel injection and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) Internal Combustion Engine (I.C.E.) unique drivability concerns. We’ll cover testing you can easily do with your meter, fuel pressure gauge, lab scope and scan tool that will help you to […]

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P1285/P1299 Ford Cooling Strategy

As technicians we see customers that drive their vehicles into our shops hot as a firecracker. Ford has a strategy to help prevent drivers from destroying their vehicle’s engine due to overheating called “Ford Failsafe Cooling System Strategy”. In this tech tip, Ron Bilyeu will demonstrate how to address the overheating codes P1285 and P1299, […]

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P0420/P0430 When Propane Enrichment Doesn’t Work

March 7, 2017

In this Tech Tip, Ron Bilyeu will demonstrate how to perform an oxygen storage capacity test on a 2016 Ford showing Codes P0420 and P0430 using a Snap-On Verus Pro. He will demonstrate an old traditional method with propane that will not work on this vehicle, in order to show how technology has progressed. He […]

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Tech Tip: O2 Sensors

March 6, 2017

AVI instructor Mark DeKoster presents several great tech tips including lab scope pattern, proper O2 sensor replacement, and fuel vs. ignition misfire analysis using O2 sensor voltage changes.     Additonal Comments or questions This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Join our mailing list! Related Course O2 Sensors: Wide […]

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Save the Date!

March 3, 2017

AVI announces that we are bringing technical training to AAPEXedu in addition to the high end technical training provided at the AVI Conference. Don’t miss out! Training kicks off during industry week starting with AAPEXedu technical sessions Tuesday October 31st through Thursday November 2nd and ending with an all-day training event on Friday November 3rd […]

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Quick Quiz: Deceptive Diagnostics

The infamous “ever since you” complaint, where a different problem springs up after fixing the original complaint; these totally mind boggling diagnostic puzzles come into the shop every day. The problem with most of these is they cannot be remedied by using traditional diagnostic methods. How much do you know about Deceptive Diagnostics? Take this […]

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Quick Quiz: Parasitic Current Draw

AVI teams up with Delphi instructor and electrical mastermind, Dave Hobbs to bring you the most comprehensive class on parasitic battery drains on the market. Dave will guide you through the entire diagnostic process, step by step in order to make sure you have confirmed the customer complaint all the way to verifying the repair. […]

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The “Ever Since You” Customer

There are not many things more frustrating than running a scan tool through a vehicles PCM and coming up with DTC’s that, at first glance, have absolutely nothing to do with the customer complaints. There is also the infamous “ever since you” complaint, where a different problem springs up after fixing the original complaint.

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Electrical Fluid Flow

In this tech tip Dave Hobbs specifies how Ben Franklin used the flow of water to describe the current flow of electricity.

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Smooth Cruise

Dave Hobbs uses a Pico Scope to verify a repair to the cruise control wiring harness at the SCP Bus making sure we see PIDS and Data before a road test.

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Justifying Special Test Charges

How are you going to justify your hourly shop labor rate by supporting all the costly test equipment that is necessary in your shop. Bill Fulton gives you the low down on proper pricing.

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Hands On: Ford Powerstroke 6.7L Review

March 1, 2017

Sneak Preview of AVI’s Upcoming Course on the Ford Powerstroke In this tech tip, Tony Salas covers the fact that everything is now housed in the PCM. Tony will review how to diagnose troubles with the connector and other challenges you will face when dealing with the Ford Powerstroke 6.7L Sign up below for notifications […]

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AVI Insider gets exclusive interview with lead prosecutor in the “Who Killed Dr. Stoichiometric” trial!

March 31, 2016

AVI will present “Who Killed Dr. Stoichiometric: The Trial”, a courtroom themed diagnostic training event, taking place at the 2016 AVI Conference alongside AAPEX in Las Vegas on November 1st. AVI Insider got an exclusive interview with Ron Bilyeu who gave us some never before seen clues, and a list of possible suspects. The 2016 AVI Conference is now […]

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