European Diagnostics

Presented By: AVI / The Group Training Academy

When: Friday Jan 15, 2020 - 1pm-4pm


What do you need to know when performing diagnostics on a EURO vehicle? Making your job easier, learn to use the platform and engine designations to access the data information. Learn to use OBD2 code setting criteria to determine how a code sets and how to make sense of DIN wiring diagrams. What is the VW Data Blocks?

Why the EURO vehicles use Additive and Multiplicative instead of Long-Term and Short-Term Fuel Trim will be covered. Also, why sometimes you will need more than one scan tool.

Topics covered:
• Scan Tool Types & Set-Up
• New Names to Learn
• Diagnostics Tips on the Big Three VAG/BMW/Mercedes Benz
• European vs. Domestic Fuel Trim
• DIN wiring diagrams
• The type of engine management systems (Bosch Siemens)

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the participant will:
• Thoroughly understand the European approach to diagnostics and basic principles
• Understand VW Data Blocks
• Locate additional information to help to set up the scan tool for diagnostics

The Instructor: Jim Wilson

James Wilson has over 40+ years of experience as an ASE Master certified technician, dealership technician, fleet technician, shop owner, and trade school instructor for automotive and diesel technology. Wilson has worked for OTC/Bosch, Allen Test Products, Bear Automotive, Target training, and Mitchell International, to name a few, and formed his own training company, Auto Dynamics Ltd. Wilson worked in training and development for SPX/OTC, which is now Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. He also spent time training technicians and instructors in the Midwest and has trained in Columbia, South America, and attends OEM training whenever possible. Jim was a Sr. Training Instructor at Bosch as of April 2014 to October 2018. Jim has returned as a consultant to Bosch for training and development The Vision Trade/Training lists him as one of the best-known instructors as he has trained there since it’s beginning. As AVI’s OTC scan tool expert, he has taught programs on Genisys, Pegisys, EVO, fuel trim, mode $06, and has been an instructor at AVI Training Conferences. Jim has done several webinars for technicians in the last few months for AVI. James revived Auto Dynamics Limited to provide training support for companies and technicians