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Sight block kit

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The new Sight block kit is designed to investigate low-pressure fuel systems (as used in our Volkswagen caddy case study). It contains the Sight block, a stop valve for testing a negative pressure fuel pump under load, and 3 sets of hose barbs for connecting to different size fuel hoses.

The Sight block kit is available here.

Diesel glow plug adaptor kit

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Add diesel compression testing to your list of uses with the new glow plug adaptor kit. It contains 15 different glow plug adaptors and the adaptor that connects them to our standard universal compression hose. This covers the majority of commonly used glow plug styles in modern diesel engines.

The Glow plug adaptor kit is available here.

Premium 6-way breakout lead set

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This set contains 11 sets of 6 different sized universal breakout leads and a set of 6 back pinning probes. The individual breakout leads are designed with the ability to clip together into a single block for ease of handling. 

You can find more information and purchase the set here.

4.5 m USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable for PicoScope

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A high-quality cable designed to ensure reliable signal and power connections between your laptop and PicoScope. For work with PicoScope on a boom or on larger vehicles, this longer lead provides more flexibility to your workstation. 

The lead is available here.

Master kit

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Our Automotive Master Kit contains everything a new user could ever wish for in a PicoScope diagnostics kit. With everything from the Advanced Kit included, and the addition of our new WPS500X Maxi Kit and additional accessories too!

The Master Kit is available on our product kits page.

WPS500X Maxi kit

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Our WPS500X Maxi kit allows you to purchase the WPS500X Automotive Pressure Transducer together with our full set of hoses and adapters, giving you the maximum possible flexibility we can offer.

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Pico Facebook group

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Have you seen our PicoScope Automotive (Scope Diagnostics) Facebook group? Whether you’re interested in buying a PicoScope,
already have one, are unsure how to use one, or even if you’re an expert with years of PicoScope experience, this group has been set up for you.

 

The group will work in tandem with Pico’s automotive support forum, which uses the same credentials as the hugely popular Waveform Library.

New Guided Test – Negative fuel priming

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This month we want to share a new Guided Test by Pico's very own Ben Martins. The purpose of this test is to verify the integrity of the high-pressure transfer pump or feed pump, internal leaks on the high-pressure side, fuel filter blockage, pipes and hoses for leaks, injector leaks and any aeration within the fuel system.

See the test here.

Frank Massey’s Top ten tests are now available in German

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We want to make our content more accessible for all our customers, so from now on, we are providing translations on our YouTube channel. This is a very recent and ongoing update and, currently, we only have a few videos ready in German. At the time of writing, Frank's Top ten tests are available. We will post updates on this project here so watch this space. We hope that this will be a welcome addition to our online resources.

You can find the playlist with Frank's Top ten tests videos here.

New case study – Toyota GT86 Engine non-start

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Steve Smith has created yet another brilliant case study.

Read the case study here.

Updated and improved Guided Tests

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In addition to creating new Guided Tests, we are also constantly working to update and improve the ones we already have. This month we want to show you these two revised tests:

Current and voltage at idle – 12 V and Current and voltage at idle – 24 V

Case study – Subaru with incorrect ABS operation

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Steve Smith has provided us with yet another great piece of successful diagnostics in this complex and baffling case study on an ABS fault. 

Read the case study here.