Tech Tips

Cylinder Pressure Tech Tip –Pressure Transducer

June 27, 2022

In this Tech Tip from In Cylinder Pressure Diagnostics, instructor John Barclay discusses the important information to know when inserting pressure transducers.

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Diesel Labscope Tech Tip – Scope Compression Testing –Amperage vs Voltage

May 4, 2022

In this Tech Tip from Diesel Scope Diagnostics, instructor Tom Rayk discusses the relationship of amperage and voltage in relative compression testing.

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Diesel Labscope Tech Tip – Relative Compression Testing –Scope Voltage Patterns

In this Tech Tip from LBT-437 Diesel Labscopes, While voltage patterns may be the best way to do relative compression testing, do you know what to look for? Instructor Tom Rayk shows you.

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3 PHASE Inverters Tech Tip – Hybrid & EV No Start Conditions

April 1, 2022

In this Tech Tip from LBT-436 3 Phase Inverters, Dave Hobbs explains the differences between hybrids, PHEVs & BEVs concerning no starts.

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3 PHASE Inverters Tech Tip – Don’t Forget The 12 Volt System

In this Tech Tip from LBT-436 3 Phase Inverters, instructor Dave Hobbs how critical the 12 Volt DC system is to hybrids, PHEVs & BEVs.

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Gainesville Raceway Nationals

March 24, 2022

Our good friend and drag racer Blake Alexander drove his Head racing team’s nitro funny car to the finals this weekend in Gainesville, FL. Matt Hagan won the last race, but it sure was great to see Blake and his young team on this Sunday and even better to watch them work their way to […]

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A/C IHX Line [Tech Tip]

March 7, 2022

A/C Re-Learn Strategy [Tech Tip]

  In this Tech Tip from LBT-435 Time To Chill, instructor John Barclay explains what to do when a wrong learn value is encountered and how to correct it.

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TGTA Mobile Training Tour Travels To Jacksonville & Georgia

February 2, 2022

The Group Training Academy Mobile Training Tour is back on the road! We’re back on the road training technicians on the importance of EV training and education, we couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead! Loads of training content to look out for. The team drove from Ft. Myers on Friday to arrive for […]

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ADAS Preliminary Steps [Tech Tip]

Checking For Codes [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-432 ADAS Operations, instructor John Forro walks through checking for codes within the Launch scan tool interface. JOIN US LIVE FEBRUARY 16 @ 12:00-2:00 PM ET FOR THIS LIVE EVENT!  John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. REGISTER NOW […]

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2022 AVI Conference Recap!

January 19, 2022

Well, the 2022 AVI Training Conference was, by all accounts, a great success. Holding an event, at a location like the Sanibel Harbor Resort, sure doesn’t hurt. The resort itself is a huge, beautiful complex, blended in with the natural beauty we here are so blessed with. It’s nice to share all of this beauty […]

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LBT-432 ADAS Operations

January 13, 2022

JOIN US LIVE FEBRUARY 16 @ 12:00-2:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT! REGISTER NOW AVI Instructor John Forro will cover ADAS systems. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Free registration through February 16. Archived course access granted for users who attend […]

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Motor Generator Testing [Tech Tip]

January 11, 2022

High Voltage Cell Test [Tech Tip]

Thermal Imaging [Tech Tip]

December 2, 2021

In this Tech Tip from LBT-431: Keep Your Cool, instructor John Forro discusses use of thermal imaging cameras for A/C diagnostics taken from his years of experience. John gives examples of ways you can diagnose A/C issues by using thermal imaging.

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Scan Tool Diagnostics [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-431: Keep Your Cool, instructor John Forro covers the use of scan tool techniques and speaks on some updated OEM design trends for fuel economy and the effect on the vehicle heating and cooling systems.

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Chrysler Actuation Test [Tech Tip]

November 3, 2021

  In this Tech Tip from LBT-430: Chrysler Update, instructor John Forro covers some of the newer Chrysler module settings and explains what functions they have. John also an important safety tip that all technicians will want to look out for.

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Secure Gateway Modules [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-430: Chrysler Update, instructor John Forro covers the importance and function of the secure gateway modules. John explains why registering the scan tool keeps the customer vehicle information secure, he then gives an overview of the software topology.

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Labscopes For New Users – What Labscopes Are And Types of Labscopes Explained

October 4, 2021

Labscopes can prove daunting to the new user, especially due to the many forms and functions it comes with. But, as Teddy Roosevelt has said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”. If you have a new labscope, or are thinking of purchasing one, you have to “do what you can” […]

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Uncommon Thermal Imaging Tests [Tech Tip]

August 25, 2021

In this Tech Tip from LBT-403: Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics, instructor John Forro shows some outside the box testing when it comes to thermal imaging testing, such as locating parasitic draws and more. JOIN US LIVE SEPTEMBER 29 @ 12:00-1:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT! AVI Instructor John Forro will cover how […]

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Back-Probing Do’s & Don’ts [Tech Tip]

August 3, 2021

In this tech tip from LBT-424, AVI instructor Dave Hobbs shows the correct way to back-probe connectors. He also points out what to think about when using a piercing tool. JOIN US LIVE AUGUST 11 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover networking information in detail. Dave will […]

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LIN Bus Testing with Meters [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from LBT-424, AVI instructor Dave Hobbs discusses LIN bus testing using meters. Dave points out that you need the right type of meter to do this testing correctly. JOIN US LIVE AUGUST 11 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover networking information in detail. […]

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Vertical Radar Adjustment [Tech Tip]

June 30, 2021

In this Tech Tip from LBT-396 F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel, instructor Dave Hobbs covers what you need to know about vertical radar adjustment. JOIN US LIVE JULY 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Dave will hold a Q&A session at the […]

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Back Up Sensors [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-396 F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel, instructor Dave Hobbs covers what you need to know about back-up sensors. JOIN US LIVE JULY 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end […]

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Proximity Sensor Issues & Testing [Tech Tip]

May 28, 2021

In this tech tip John Forro explains how proximity sensors work and communicate with the vehicle. John also covers insightful testing strategies to check for proximity signals and test if they are transmitting correctly. JOIN US LIVE JUNE 9 @ 12:00-1:30 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIERE FREE EVENT! REGISTER NOW AVI Instructor John Forro will […]

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GM PK3 Systems & Parasitic Draw [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “The Key to Security System Diagnostics”, John Forro explains reprogramming the theft module and covers things to keep in mind with the PK3 system which can drain the car battery if left in the ignition lock cylinder. JOIN US LIVE JUNE 9 @ 12:00-1:30 PM EDT FOR […]

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Dealing with Staff Shortages [Tech Tip]

May 11, 2021

In this tech tip from “Avoiding Pitfalls- Tips for Enhancing The Service Experience”, Frank Leutz explains some ways Service Advisors can deal with the reality of staff shortage issues encountered at some point throughout the year. Your Client Couldn’t Care Less About the Doohickey Valve – How to Translate Industry Terminology & Create Raving Clients Most […]

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Scan Tool Louver Testing [Tech Tip]

May 4, 2021

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Controlled Cooling Systems”, Dave Hobbs explains the many capabilities of scan tool louver testing. Dave shows some the unique capabilities when interpreting the diagnostics. JOIN US MAY 12 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER LIVE EVENT! Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover what you need to […]

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Old School Thermostat Testing [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Controlled Cooling Systems”, Dave Hobbs shows an old school method for thermostat testing. Dave uses a Mahle MAP type thermostat to show you a useful technique used to verify if there is a faulty thermostat. JOIN US MAY 12 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER […]

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Mode 6 Continuous Reading [Tech Tip]

April 1, 2021

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Advanced System Testing Strategies”, John Forro explains Mode 6 reading and and how to interpret the data relayed from the tool about the vehicle’s diagnostics. Join Us Live April 14th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. […]

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Skewed Load Sensor [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Advanced System Testing Strategies”, John breaks down different diagnostic tools and explains useful tips for technicians to use in the shop. Join Us Live April 14th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. John will hold […]

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Diagnostic Paths Made Easy [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Advanced System Testing Strategies”, John discusses the different types of tools that will make your vehicle diagnostics easier. Join Us Live April 14th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. John will hold a Q&A session at […]

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Advanced 6.7 Power Stroke Professional Diesel Training [Tech Tip]

March 24, 2021

In this tech tip sample video from the AVI Diesel Coaching Program, AVI instructor Tom Rayk shows the course students the diesel engine LIVE. NOT your typical Zoom Powerpoint. This is Live hands-on, in-studio shop setting and scenarios.  

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Misfire Diagnostics Using The Acceleration Value Of Cylinder PID [Tech Tip]

March 2, 2021

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Engine Data Interpretation”, longtime AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu shows how Ford’s Acceleration Value Of Cylinder PID can help determine what cylinders the computer is looking at for misfire issues. Join Us Live March 10th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST AVI Instructor Ron Bilyeu will teach you all […]

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