Diagnostic Bootcamp

Our Diagnostic Bootcamp has been called intensive diagnostic therapy. This unique five day course has been designed to take practicing technicians through the key subject matter areas required to be a highly effective diagnostic technician.

The first part of the training takes you through electrical fault finding. You will learn about job specific diagnostic and fault finding stratigies and fault finding plans. Accessing and interpreting manufacturers technical information and wiring diagrams are also covered. Test and measurement techniques (where and what to measure) are demonstrated and then practiced. At the end of this section you’ll have a firm handle on how to test a variety of systems way ‘beyond the fault code’.

Critical to effective vehicle diagnostics is the operation, use and interpretation of the oscilloscope. We’ll spend time understanding when, where and why an oscilloscope should be used, followed by a fansatsic session of hands on component test and measurement. You’ll have the opportuinty to measure a wide range of motor vehicle components and systems including engine management, petrol, diesel, ABS/ESP, body systems and CAN bus.

Next up we cover engine management control systems design, operation, function and testing. Covering the principle of Input-Logic-Output you will develop a firm understanding of a variety of control systems and their operational strategy. We’ll myth bust some on-board diagnostics pronciples, and then show you how to get to the root cause of faults quickly and accurately. We’ll also cover vehicle software updates, manufacturer and aftgermarket level diagnostic scan tools, emission analysis, diagnostic smoke leak detection and more besides.

Once we’re done with engine management we’ll do a ‘Diesel Day’. We’ll go through the four main common rail diesel systems, the key sensors and actuators, diesel operating stratigies, fuel pressure control, injector diagnostics and smooth running control, EGR systems overview, turbo and boost pressure control, DPF systems and fuel quality analysis and common (and not-so common faults).

Then we’ll move onto CAN and in-vehicle networking systems. This will cover powertrain (engine, immobiliser, transmission) chassis (brakes, suspension and steering) and body (wipers, windows, locking, energy management) and how these interdependent systems co-exist and communicate. We’ll cover diagnostic techniques with a meter, scan tool and and oscilloscope. We’ll do some serial decoding and we’ll cover the key aspects of K-Line, CAN, LIN, MOST and Flexray.

What you will get:

  • A knowledgeable training instructor with relevant real world training.
  • Five days of top quality, inspiring technical training.
  • Plenty on hands-on practical testing and measurement.
  • Ample time and opportunity to ask all the questions you have.
  • An opooprtunity to try out and use a wide range of leading edge diagnostic equipment.
  • A fantastic, relaxed, enjoyable learning experience.
  • The chance to diagnose live jobs (subject to workshop bookings).
  • All refershments, lunch and comprehensive course notes.

This course is suitable for:

  • Existing motor vehicle technicians who are looking to brush up on their diagnostic knowledge, skill, understanding and practical techniques.
  • Service leavers looking to up-skill, or to familiarize themselves with tools, equipment, processes, information for a job in ‘civvy street’.
  • Technicians looking to set-up their own workshop or diagnostic business.
  • Motor vehicle lecturers who need a concentrated course suitable for IFL CPD

Next steps; book your place here. The number of places on this course are strictly limited and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.