Thursday, 8/9/2018, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 B215

Turbocharger Operation and Diagnostics

This class will focus on turbocharger operation and diagnostics. A strong emphasis will be placed on turbo support systems including inputs and outputs.

We will discuss sensor inputs such as MAF (when used), Baro, MAP and boost (air charge). Also discussed will be wastegate valve and bypass valve controls. 

The scan tool will be used exclusively for diagnostics, so data pid interpretation is an important part of this class. We will study WOT runs in order to evaluate turbo efficiency.

Discussion topics include the following:

- The Benefits of Boosting, and Intake Air Density
- Turbocharger Components
- 2011 Chevy Cruze Turbo Operation & P2261
- Ford F150 Twin Turbo 3.5L
- VW/Audi 2.0L Turbo & P0299
Subject to change without notice
  • Speaker:

    John operates a mobile diagnostic business in the Chicagoland area.  John assists his repair shop customers with both engine and transmission driveability concerns, module programming, bus communication issues, and electrical diagnosis.

    John has over 30 years of diagnostic experience and is an ASE certified Master Technician with L1 certification.

    John also conducts training seminars nationally for professional repair technicians through Autotrain, Inc.  These seminars combine real world problem solving with system operation.  These seminars focus on developing efficient diagnostic techniques through a thorough understanding of both the system under discussion and the diagnostic tools available.