Articles by Scott Shotton

When was the last time you checked ignition timing? The lack of timing marks on modern engines doesn't mean that timing can't change!
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Man-made problems can take many forms. Sometimes a man-made issue is caused by an honest mistake. Other times it can be caused by a faulty part.
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With the proliferation of computer-controlled transmissions over the last three decades, there is no reason a competent drivability diagnostic technician can’t apply his or her skills to transmission diagnosis.
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Performing a VE calculation on a boosted engine is not much different that doing so on other engines. A known good 2012 Mini Cooper S with a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine will be used to illustrate the technique.
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Knowing how different faults effect fuel trim numbers under different conditions becomes the key to an efficient diagnostic process.
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Being able to diagnose network communication issues is critical on today’s vehicles. Almost every system on modern vehicles relies on network communication.
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We will explore catalytic converter issues and testing for a wide range of vehicles. In order to do this, we will break down diagnosis into two parts: pre-OBD II vehicles and OBD II compliant vehicles.
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The “repeatable” technique that will be covered here applies to engine breathing issues, but also can be used for a variety of other complaints — low power, lean codes and transmission shifting, to name a few.
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