• Opus diagnoses oil problem on a BMW E6x

    The Opus IVS team diagnoses a 2010 BMW E6x displaying the Engine Oil light. IVS 360, from Opus IVS, offer ...

    The Opus IVS team diagnoses a 2010 BMW E6x displaying the Engine Oil light. IVS 360, from Opus IVS, offers diagnostics and live repair guidance support services to help workshop technicians fix comple ...

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  • What was prompting the BMW E90's fault codes?

    BMW diagnostics specialist Ben Johnson uncovers the layers of intrigue and mystery set upon a sorry E90 b ...

    BMW diagnostics specialist Ben Johnson uncovers the layers of intrigue and mystery set upon a sorry E90 by the previous garage to discover the root cause of the valvetronic’s woes. The tingling sensat ...

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  • Carwood discusses common rail injector failures

    With multiple injections during a combustion cycle, sub-micron tolerances and operating pressures of over ...

    With multiple injections during a combustion cycle, sub-micron tolerances and operating pressures of over 2,000 bar, today’s common rail injectors are having to work harder, making them more susceptib ...

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  • Expert shares diagnostic techniques

    We asked PMM product tester and diagnostics expert Tony Powell to share some of the techniques and knowle ...

    We asked PMM product tester and diagnostics expert Tony Powell to share some of the techniques and knowledge he’s picked up along a career diagnosing vehicle faults stretching over four decades. When ...

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  • Two sides of the same coin

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive has spoken in previous issues of PMM about when to use aftermarket tools ...

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive has spoken in previous issues of PMM about when to use aftermarket tools in the diagnostics process. However, he stresses that his businesses refuses to work on a vehic ...

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  • A Camry quandary: part 2

    We begin where we left off in last month, as Steve Smith, Automotive Application Specialist at Pico, cont ...

    We begin where we left off in last month, as Steve Smith, Automotive Application Specialist at Pico, continues his task of correcting a camshaft correlation error on a Toyota Camry… Thanks to our coll ...

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  • A tale of two keys

    When investigating the cause of a reported non-start on a Mercedes C-Class, Ross Kemp of Scantec Automoti ...

    When investigating the cause of a reported non-start on a Mercedes C-Class, Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive discovers that the key to solving the issue was in fact...the key. We were recently tasked w ...

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  • Making connections

    PMM meets Diagnostic Connections, the newly formed diagnostics specialist supplying Autocom, TOPDON, Pico ...

    PMM meets Diagnostic Connections, the newly formed diagnostics specialist supplying Autocom, TOPDON, PicoScope and OSCA equipment into the UK aftermarket. In the wake of this year’s Automechanika Birm ...

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  • A Real Head-Scratcher

    Josh Jones recalls some ECU-related confusion from ‘back in the day’. ...

    Josh Jones recalls some ECU-related confusion from ‘back in the day’. ...

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  • The Professional Approach to Diagnostics

    Scantec Automotive’s Ross Kemp returns this month with another diagnostic case study, which he believes d ...

    Scantec Automotive’s Ross Kemp returns this month with another diagnostic case study, which he believes demonstrates the need for the correct tooling, training, data and knowledge in carrying out a pr ...

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  • A Hard-Earned Holiday

    Josh Jones describes the satisfaction that can be derived from a well-executed diagnostic process, especi ...

    Josh Jones describes the satisfaction that can be derived from a well-executed diagnostic process, especially when you have a holiday to enjoy straight afterwards. ...

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  • Process Makes Perfect: Part 2

    Following on from last month’s article about the importance of a clear diagnostic process, technician Ben ...

    Following on from last month’s article about the importance of a clear diagnostic process, technician Ben Martins finishes the job. ...

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  • Cheap Replacements: A False Economy

    Back by popular demand, Scantec Automotive’s Ross Kemp explains why fitting poor quality, cheap parts can ...

    Back by popular demand, Scantec Automotive’s Ross Kemp explains why fitting poor quality, cheap parts can lead to some diagnostic head scratching, as well as being a false economy. ...

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  • Diagnostics on the Road

    Steve Scott spends his working life on the road as a mobile technician, solving the diagnostic problems t ...

    Steve Scott spends his working life on the road as a mobile technician, solving the diagnostic problems that others can’t. In his debut article, Steve recounts a recent case where his tried and tested ...

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  • Cutting Through the Confusion

    Never a stranger to hard work, Josh Jones had his hands full again this month, as he encountered a Vauxha ...

    Never a stranger to hard work, Josh Jones had his hands full again this month, as he encountered a Vauxhall Astra with crankshaft sensor signal issues, and an imported Nissan Elgrand with an MIL illum ...

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