Tech Tips

Static Fuel Pressure Test

February 8, 2018

In this tech tip from AVI course LS-57 What You Need To Know About Rich P-Code Conditions, AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu points out how a diagnostic path using information services and TSB’s can make short work of rich condition P-codes such as a highlighted PO172 code.   Join our mailing list!

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Tech Tip: Lean Density vs Ignition Misfire

January 12, 2018

In this tech tip from AVI course Labscope Diagnostics Version 3.0, AVI instructor Bill Fulton explains how to determine whether a P0300 code is caused by an ignition or lean density misfire by looking at the fuel trim values with your scan tool. Join our mailing list!

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Hands On: Ford Powerstroke 6.7L Review

December 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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Information System: Save Time – Save Money

November 17, 2017

In this tech tip from the AVI Course LS-57 What You Need To Know About Rich P-Code Conditions, instructor Ron Bilyeu points out how using the SureTrack information system led to quicker fix and getting the vehicle back to the customer faster. Pass this Quick Quiz and receive a promo code for 50% off your purchase of “What […]

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Fuel Pump Testing: Waveform Analysis

October 19, 2017

In this tech tip from the AVI program LBT-243 Quick Check Diagnostics, instructor Jim Wilson shows you how a low amp probe along with waveform pattern analysis can pinpoint fuel pump issues quickly and effectively.   Additonal Comments or questions This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Join our mailing list! Related Course […]

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O2 Sensor Check

October 5, 2017

In this tech tip from the AVI program “LS-57 What You Need To Know About Rich P-Code Conditions”, instructor Ron Bilyeu asks the question “Is a carbon fouled O2 sensor the cause or the result of a rich condition?” Ron reminds you to think about the trouble source versus the result of the condition.   […]

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Tech Tip: Diesel Bi-Directional Control Tips

August 23, 2017

In this tech tip from the AVI course LBT-191: Introduction to the Ford 6.4L Diesel, instructor Mark DeKoster shows the advantages of using scan tool bi-directional controls to perform engine diagnostics.   Additonal Comments or questions This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Join our mailing list! Related Course Introduction […]

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Tech Tip: After the Flash – To-Do List

August 17, 2017

In this tech tip from the AVI program LBT-293: Mastering the Module Flash, instructor Dave Hobbs reminds technicians just how important it is to follow proper procedures after a vehicle reprogramming procedure.   Additonal Comments or questions This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Join our mailing list! Related Course […]

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Tech Tip: Hands On – Hybrid No Start Issues

August 10, 2017

In this tech tip from the AVI program LBT-312: Advanced Scan Tool Testing Strategies, instructor Bill Fulton discusses how Toyota hybrids can have no-start issues simply by having improper MAF sensor voltage.   Additonal Comments or questions This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Join our mailing list! Related Course […]

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Tech Tip: Oil Changes – Who Cares?

August 3, 2017

In this tech tip from LBT-295: Variable Valve Timing Diagnostics, AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu reminds you that oil isn’t just for lubrication anymore. Today’s engines use oil for a variety of tasks, turning it into a key hydraulic fluid, and keeping it fresh is more important than ever before.   Additonal Comments or questions This […]

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Tech Tip: Using Amp Probes for Better Diagnostics

July 20, 2017

In this tech tip from the AVI course “LBT-54 Ignition System Testing w/Coil-on-Plug & Misfire Detection“, Instructor Bill Fulton demonstrates how using a Low Current Probe can give you valuable diagnostics data, especially when analyzing primary ignition issues.    Additonal Comments or questions This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. […]

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Tech Tip: Cellphone Distress

July 11, 2017

Many different types of modern electronic devices can cause the TPMS light to come on, including cell phones. Instructor Mark DeKoster discusses what to look out for, especially when you find no TPMS codes, in this tech tip from the AVI program: LS-53 Fundamentals Of TPMS.   Additonal Comments or questions This iframe contains the […]

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Tech Tip: A/C Systems – New Contaminant Issues

June 22, 2017

Contaminants have always been an issue with mobile A/C systems. In this weeks tech tip, instructor Ron Bilyeu tells you how contaminants can really cause big trouble with the new IHX A/C systems. Join our mailing list!

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Tech Tip: Forced Induction – Spark Plug Gap

June 15, 2017

High Performance requires you to think about many things differently, including spark plug gap. In this weeks tech tip from AVI course Essentials of Performance Tuning: Mysteries of Fuel Injection, instructor Ron Bilyeu reminds you about a few things regarding spark. Join our mailing list!

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Tech Tip: Toyota Reprogramming Strategies

June 8, 2017

In this tech tip, a quick walk through of the Toyota Immobilizer System is featured. Instructor Bob Augustine covers a wide variety of domestic and import programming and flashing procedures in this comprehensive package produced by AVI in conjunction with Bob Augustine of Christian Brothers Automotive. Over 5 hours of training are included in this […]

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