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Engine Mechanical Testing: In-Cylinder Pressure Transducers by John Thornton

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Learn to diagnose internal engine mechanical problems with minimal disassembly using a pressure transducer.

This program will show how to interpret cranking and running compression patterns captured by an in-cylinder pressure transducer.

John Thornton will demonstrate step by step pattern analysis, show how to set-up and use overlays to clarify your captures, and provide examples of good and bad test results.

Also included are useful and up-to-date specifications for modern engines.

The techniques shown help quickly analyze valve sealing issues, valve opening and closing events, crankshaft reluctor problems, tight valves, incorrect cam timing, exhaust path restriction, correct or retarded ignition timing and more.

Learn methods to increase the accuracy of your analysis and reduce time spent disassembling by applying in-cylinder pressure testing to your diagnostic routine.

Discussion Topics
• In-Cylinder Procedure
• In-Cylinder TDC vs. Spark Plug Firing
• Cranking Compression Testing
• In-Cylinder Analysis: Pressure Measurements and Overlays
• In-Cylinder Analysis: the 4 Stroke Cycle
• Exhaust Path Restriction
• Cam Timing Errors
• Valve Sealing Issues
• Intake Path Restriction

Instructor: John Thornton
Video length: 237 minutes (almost 3 hours 48 minutes)
PDF manual included 

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About John Thornton
John discusses how to ground your scope during a seminarFor the past 20 years, John has provided the automotive aftermarket with hands-on and classroom training on a wide variety of topics, including: engine and transmission driveability, module programming, bus communication issues, and electrical diagnosis, lab scopes and scan tools. In the process he has become the foremost trainer in the nation for professional technicians, school instructors, and technical trainers.

The information and techniques John presents have been gleaned over 30 years in the Chicago area as a diagnostic technician, working in the bay and now as mobile tech. He is a mechanical engineer and has an extensive electronics background.

"If you go to just one class, ya'gotta go to John's class, no matter what the topic is."  Bob in IL.

"John is the trainer that other trainers are measured by." Harvey in BC.



John Thornton covers exactly how an in-cylinder pressure transducer benefits diagnostic technicians.


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