Tech Tips

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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The Most Important PIDs Concerning Fuel Delivery [Tech Tip]

AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu reveals the wealth of information contained in Fuel Trim PIDs and where this data can lead you in your diagnostics. This is just some of the great training contained in the AVI course “Computer Engine Data Interpretation”. Join Us Live March 10th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST AVI Instructor Ron Bilyeu will […]

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GDI Components [Tech Tip]

January 27, 2021

What parts are involved in GDI? In this tech tip, John Forro explains the breakdown of the gasoline direct injection components. Join Us Live February 10th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about the evolution of fuel systems. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the […]

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Restricted Fuel Filter [Tech Tip]

How proficient are you when it comes to restricted fuel filters? In this tech tip, instructor John Forro explains in-depth different aspects of the restricted fuel filter. Watch the video here then click to view the class below. Join Us Live February 10th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all […]

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Dealing with Inverter/Converter Coolant Leaks [Tech Tip]

January 4, 2021

What is the primary cause of inverter/converter leaks? In this tech tip, John Forro shows you what to look for and how to fix these types of coolant leaks safely.

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Voltage Drop Testing Alternators: Old & New Style [Tech Tip]

December 9, 2020

In this tech tip, Dave Hobbs gives some tips on the new and old styles of voltage drop testing alternators. To learn more about ATech #812c, fill out the form below and a respresentative will get in contact with you.

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Routine Health Check Tips [Tech Tip]

November 3, 2020

In this tech tip, Ron Bilyeu gives some tips on routine health checks.

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Fuel Pressure Testing [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip, Ron Bilyeu goes in depth with this hands on explanation with fuel pressure testing.

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Safety GDI [Tech Tip]

September 30, 2020

In this tech tip, Dave Hobbs covers crucial safety tips surrounding the GDI.

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Hands On High Pressure Testing [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip, Dave Hobbs goes in depth with this hands on explanation with high pressure testing.

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Maintaining Battery Voltage [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip, Dave Hobbs covers the topic of maintaining battery voltage.

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J2534 Universal Programmer [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip, Dave Hobbs discusses the J2534 universal programmer and it’s uses.

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6 Programming Rules To Live By [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip, Dave Hobbs covers the 6 programming rules you must know.

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Social Media For Technicians [Tech Tip]

September 16, 2020

In this tech tip, Dave Hobbs touches on the subject of social media for technicians. What are the Pros and Cons? Watch and find out!

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Servicing Hybrid A/C Compressors [Tech Tip]

September 3, 2020

In this tech tip, John Forro explains some of the differences to keep in mind when servicing a/c compressors on hybrid vehicles, especially when it comes to high voltage safety issues.

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Dealing With Inverter/Converter Coolant Leaks [Tech Tip]

What is the primary cause of inverter/converter leaks? In this tech tip, John Forro shows you what to look for and how to fix these types of coolant leaks safely.

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Vertical Radar Adjustment [Tech Tip]

August 3, 2020

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.

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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.

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Radar 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 radar sensors.

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The Math Behind the Fuel Trim [Tech Tip]

July 31, 2020

In this Tech Tip from LBT-395 European Fuel Trim, instructor Jim Wilson covers the math involved with European fuel trim calculations.

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Fuel Trim Guidelines [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-395, instructor Jim Wilson covers Fuel Trim Guidelines

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Back Probing Effectively & Safely! [Tech Tip]

June 30, 2020

From time to time, technicians know they will need a direct connection with a wire to get a proper voltage reading. But piercing a wire can cause it’s own problems. AVI instructor Dave Hobbs shows the alternative – back probing. He shows you the proper methods to do this, and some of the pitfalls you […]

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Waveform Sensor Simulator [Tech Tip]

June 1, 2020

Tech Tip: Waveform Sensor Simulator Presented by: Ron Bilyeu LBT-390 Ignition System Testing AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu delivers an updated course on ignition system testing using a labscope. Ron shows primary testing methods, then using a secondary ignition wand, he shows you how analyze secondary waveforms for pinpoint accurate ignition diagnostics. Course Objectives: Upon completion […]

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Component & Signature Testing [Tech Tip]

Tech Tip: Component & Signature Testing Presented by: Ron Bilyeu LBT-390 Ignition System Testing AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu delivers an updated course on ignition system testing using a labscope. Ron shows primary testing methods, then using a secondary ignition wand, he shows you how analyze secondary waveforms for pinpoint accurate ignition diagnostics. Course Objectives: Upon […]

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Management Tip: What Are Today’s Employees Looking For?

May 1, 2020

What are the expectations of today’s employees? They are looking for a boss who is approachable, honest, trustworthy, personable, and has a positive attitude. They also want someone who is organized, knows how to lead and direct a team, and is contributing. Remember- a leader’s job is not to do the job, but to create the environment […]

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Honda Application

April 30, 2020

Tech Tip: Honda VCM Variable Cylinder Management Presented by: Ron Bilyeu LBT-361 European & Asian Cylinder Management Like it or not, turning cylinders off and on for fuel economy is here to stay. Instructor Ron Bilyeu explains how import cars handle this technology differently than most domestics. He also points out the differences in cylinder […]

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Mitsubishi and VW [Tech Tip]

Tech Tip: Mitsubishi & VW Presented by: Ron Bilyeu LBT-361 European & Asian Cylinder Management Like it or not, turning cylinders off and on for fuel economy is here to stay. Instructor Ron Bilyeu explains how import cars handle this technology differently than most domestics. He also points out the differences in cylinder management among […]

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Scan Tool Tips: Law of Electricity [Tech Tip]

February 27, 2020

  This Tech Tip is a lesson clip from LBT-362 Domestic Cylinder Management.  

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Disable AFM for a No Head Removal [Tech Tip]

  This Tech Tip is a lesson clip from LBT-362 Domestic Cylinder Management.  

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Misleading Economic Drive [Tech Tip]

  This Tech Tip is a lesson clip from LBT-362 Domestic Cylinder Management.  

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Bosch EcoDiesel: Fuel Return Connectors [Tech Tip]

February 25, 2020

  This Tech Tip is a lesson clip from LBT-380 Bosch Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel.  

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Bosch EcoDiesel: Priming Fuel System [Tech Tip]

  This Tech Tip is a lesson clip from LBT-380 Bosch Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel.  

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Bosch EcoDiesel: Voltage Drop Testing [Tech Tip]

  This Tech Tip is a lesson clip from LBT-380 Bosch Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel.  

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Short Review of Diesel Engine Mechanicals Tech Tip

December 5, 2019

Instructor Tony Salas points out the general areas you need to know regarding diesel engine basics in preparation for ASE-T2 testing.

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Air Suspension For Tandem Axles Tech Tip

This tip from ASE-T5 Test Prep deals with the causes of air suspension issues, specifically deflation issues. Different air loss issues such all deflation, one side deflation and deflation when parked are addressed.

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