Category Archives: Technical

Anything that’s very technical. Including electronics, wiring diagrams, chip tuning, component replacing.

The ELM327 Programmed Microcontroller

The ELM327 Programmed Microcontroller

What is the ELM327? The ELM327 is a multi-protocol integrated circuit and PIC microcontroller that is used to translate the on-board diagnostics (OBD) interface for most modern automobiles. Produced by ELM Electronics, the ELM327’s command protocol is among the most popular PC-to-OBD …Read More Continue Reading

The Good Oil on Exhausts Gas Turbochargers

The Good Oil on Exhausts Gas Turbochargers

The rising number of turbocharged vehicles in the market should translate to new sales potential for aftermarket workshops. Although the service life of a turbocharger should be identical to that of the engine, certain circumstances like poor maintenance, inadequate lubrication or excessive exhaust gas will require …Read More Continue Reading

Diagnosing Ford LPG Issues

Diagnosing Ford LPG Issues

Running problems with vehicles fitted with LPG can be tricky, especially for those who don’t do a lot of work on LPG vehicles. TaT’s LPG adviser Wayne Broady from Orbital Autogas continues his series of diagnostic articles to help workshops that may not be familiar with …Read More Continue Reading

More To Anti-Freeze Than Cooling

More To Anti-Freeze Than Cooling

Modern engines require a little more from today’s coolants. The requirements of many vehicle owners on the coolant in a vehicle’s cooling system are extremely low. The coolant shouldn’t freeze in wintertime and it shouldn’t overheat in the summer months. That’s it. In truth, however, the …Read More Continue Reading

BA Falcon accelerator pedal position (APP) failure

BA Falcon accelerator pedal position (APP) failure

BA Falcon accelerator pedal position (APP) failure … are you sure? COMPLAINT Vehicle starts, runs up to 1500rpm and shuts down. DIAGNOSIS Scan tool displayed the following codes: P0121 Throttle position sensor – circuit range /performance P2110 Throttle actuator control system (TAC) – forced limited rpm (in this instance complete shutdown) P2127 Throttle/Pedal …Read More Continue Reading

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