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Parasitic Current Draw

April 6, 2018 in Tech Tips

In this tech tip from LBT-270 “Parasitic Current Draw”, instructor Dave Hobbs shows a quick and easy way to do a parasitic current draw test and the usefulness of a battery disconnect for long periods of vehicle storage.

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Static Fuel Pressure Test

February 8, 2018 in Tech Tips

In this tech tip from the course LS-57 What You Need To Know About Rich P-Code Conditions,  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.    

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Fuel Pump Testing: Waveform Analysis

October 19, 2017 in Tech Tips

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. Join our mailing list!

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Tech Tip: Oil Changes – Who Cares?

August 3, 2017 in Tech Tips

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. Join our mailing list!

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Tech Tip: Using Amp Probes for Better Diagnostics

July 20, 2017 in Tech Tips

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.  Join our mailing list!

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Tech Tip: Cellphone Distress

July 11, 2017 in Tech Tips

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. Join our mailing list!

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Tech Tip: Hybrid Battery Safety Tips

June 1, 2017 in Tech Tips

Dealing with hybrid batteries requires the proper safety procedures and test equipment. In this tech tip from the AVI program AP-9: Meter Usage and Electrical Circuit Testing, instructor Dave Hobbs reminds you to take high voltage battery testing very, very seriously.

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