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Time Capsule: Bubba’s Garage

March 21, 2017 in FeaturedTech Tips

In this AVI Time Capsule blast from the past, Bubba (AKA Jim Linder) spins out a few tech tips including “Fool Pressure Chart”, “BAP Test” for impact torque settings, the “Idio Illumination Chart” for test lights and more. Yep, they’re tongue in cheek and you’ll laugh out loud as Bubba makes you think about different […]

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Save the Date!

February 3, 2017 in AVI InsiderFeaturedIndustry News

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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December 1, 2016 in AVI InsiderFeaturedIndustry NewsNew ClassesTech TipsUncategorized

Find out the shocking conclusion to the premier training event of the year “Who Killed Dr. Stoichiometric: The Trial”. During the trial, the honorable Judge Bill Haas interrupted an industry leading instructor to bring us breaking news!   ?LIMITED TIME OFFER- Use promo code WKDS121 to gain access to the full trial for only $39.95!? **Note: […]

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AVI Special for RepairPal

September 28, 2016 in AVI InsiderFeaturedIndustry News

Four Ways RepairPal Delivers Your Shop NEW Customers The 4+ million monthly website visitors Our & USAA optional partner programs Our mobile optimized website Cars from our nationwide tow program $99 Application Fee for AVI Customers    Offer Expires 12-31-2016   To learn more about this AVI special offer, call (510) 788-2766 or email        

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Focus on Ford ARCHIVED

January 18, 2016 in FeaturedNewsTech Tips

Join us for the ARCHIVED Livestream of the 1 hour LiveStream event with instructor Ron Bilyeu. In this “Focus on Ford” class, Ron will discuss Ford Eco-boost technology, turbo charging, and Variable CAM Timing (Twin-Independent VCT). Ron will share his analytical approach and what PIDS you need to be viewing, and how to use scan tool data to reduce your […]

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Tech Tip: Ford TSB 10-12-12 – 6F35 Transmission

February 19, 2015 in FeaturedTech Tips

On the side of the automatic transmission gear selector on some Fords with the 6F35 transmission, you may notice a button. This button controls what Ford calls Grade Assist, which is basically engine-assisted braking in the event of a downhill decent. Grade Assist is known to malfunction and cause P2700 series codes, which will throw […]

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Tech Tip: Hands-On Diagnosis of an OnStar System

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In this Tech Tip on telematic systems, Dave Hobbs addresses a customer complaint surrounding voice recognition. You might think that all the computer software and networking would make this diagnosis difficult, but the tools utilized are familiar: a multi-meter, lab scope, and back probes. This hands-on demonstration is proof that independent shops can in fact tackle the […]

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Tech Tip: Mercedes 722.9 Front Pump Disassembly

January 30, 2015 in FeaturedTech Tips

Bill Brayton from the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association takes on the disassembly, inspection and reassembly of Mercedes’ very popular 722.9 7 speed transmission. Learn tips and tricks from an experienced and certified transmission rebuilder you won’t see in any repair manual. With all of the sub-assemblies set aside Bill disassembles the front pump, the stator […]

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Tech Tip: Hands-On Turbo System Leak Testing

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This LiveStream covers Ford EcoBoost engines – high output, low displacement, turbo charged and direct injection engines. Performance tuning and diagnostic expert Ron Bilyeu dives into trouble shoot bulletins, diagnostics and common faults. In this hands-on Tech Tip, this Power Stroke had low manifold gauge pressure and low exhaust back pressure so naturally Ron is […]

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Tech Tip: EcoBoost Catalyst Damaging Misfires

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This course came highly requested because of the sudden mass utilization of turbo charging systems in new vehicles. EPA regulations and Mile-Per-Gallon wars have influenced manufacturers to turn to smaller engines that are direct injected and turbo charged. In this Tech Tip, Instructor Ron Bilyeu covers a troubleshooting bulletin that addresses a misfire condition that […]

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Tech Tip: 6.7 Power Stroke Air Flow

December 23, 2014 in FeaturedTech Tips

Codenamed the Scorpion during its development stage, the 6.7L Power Stroke is Ford’s in-house built diesel engine for the Super Duty line-up – the first not manufactured by International/Navistar. This unique design was engineered and produced to stay competitive in a rapidly growing Diesel market. In this Tech Tip, Ron Bilyeu examines the complex air […]

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