Thursday, 8/9/2018, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Pressure Is On

Every decade or so a new automotive technology is discovered that is truly game changing. The use of pressure transducers in automotive service bays is one of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century. This technology saves time and money on a grand scale when diagnosing and repairing vehicles. The impossible diagnosis becomes routine in your service bay. This course will teach both novice and expert tricks to make pressure transducer diagnostics quick and easy. This course is led by one of the foremost experts in the field of pressure analysis and is a “must take” course for the modern technician.  

    • Learn how to find misfiring cylinders through tail pipe pressure, making PO300 DTC’s  a snap

     • Learn how to find camshaft to crankshaft timing problems through the spark plug hole

     • Learn how to test variable camshaft timing problems

     • Learn how to find intermittent valve sealing problems; intake and exhaust

     • Learn how to find piston ring sealing problems

     • Learn how to find restricted exhaust problems through the spark plug hole

     • Learn how to find ignition timing problems on modern engines through the spark plug hole 

Subject to change without notice
  • Speaker: Automotive Test Solutions (ATS)

    Bernie Thompson is the owner of Automotive Test Solutions (ATS) with business partner Neal Pederson. Automotive Test Solutions was established in 2000 and has become a world leader in innovative automotive test equipment. Bernie holds over 25 patents on vehicle tools and design. During the research and development of ATS equipment Bernie has developed a deep understanding of vehicle systems. Realizing the need for better education in his field, Bernie developed an advanced training curriculum for the automotive industry. In addition to publishing articles in Motor Magazine, Motor Age, and Professional Tool & Equipment, Bernie has presented workshops at automotive conferences including, ASA Vision, Automechanika, ATE, TST, WTI, NACAT, CATS, AVI, and CARS. Together, Bernie and Neal have released patented and proven technologies that have been recognized by Motor Magazine's prestigious “Top 20 Tool Awards”, Professional Tool & Equipment “Tool Innovation Award”, Undercar Digest “Top 10 Tool Award”, TST’s “Top 10 Tool Award”, and Tech Shop’s “Top 5 Tool Award”. Bernie is looking forward to sharing his dynamic ideas on automotive electronics, ideas you can use daily in your service bay.