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Location, Location, Location…. Training is Only Helpful if it is Accessible

Location, Location, Location…. Training is Only Helpful if it is Accessible

Back in the old days, manufacturer training typically consisted of clinics conducted in the evening in the conference room of the local Holiday Inn, with free hot dogs, potato chips and soda or beer as incentives to attend. This was helpful given the technology of the day. But today shop owners and managers know that […]

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derFix November 2018

derFix November 2018

In this issue: Diagnosing Audi Electrical Shorts, Porshce Oiling Systesms, DoIP, Audi Carbon Buildup, Porsche Transmissions, DVOM, EVAP

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Out of the Box  EVAP with a “Magic Wand”

Out of the Box EVAP with a “Magic Wand”

An Evap code and a Check Engine light don’t have to be warnings of doom. You’ll find diagnosis and repair straightforward using a schematic and a little patience.

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The DVOM and Signatures

The DVOM and Signatures

Gone are the days of using a DVOM to check on/off switches and the devices they control. There’s more information than you may think in the digital electronic signatures of today’s advanced on/off devices. Here’s what those numbers actually mean.

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An Inside Look at Porsche Transmissions

An Inside Look at Porsche Transmissions

The manual transmissions used in late-model Porsches are precision devices that provide excellent performance and service life. Here’s what you need to know when overhaul time comes around.

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Dealing With Audi Carbon Buildup

Dealing With Audi Carbon Buildup

Carbon deposits can develop on Audi intake valves. Use your scan tool for diagnosis before jumping into a repair.

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DoIP (Diagnostics over Internet Protocol) Part 2

DoIP (Diagnostics over Internet Protocol) Part 2

Soon the internet will be your best friend and most capable helper in servicing new-generation Volkswagens. So polish up your computer and get ready to buy a subscription from VW or aftermarket suppliers.

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Evolution of Porsche Oiling Systems Part 2

Evolution of Porsche Oiling Systems Part 2

Loss of oil pressure for any reason is the first smell of death. Most equate loss of oil pressure to low oil level, a common cause of low pressure in the history of the ICE.

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Keys to Diagnosing Audi Electrical Shorts

Keys to Diagnosing Audi Electrical Shorts

Electrical consumers working in unison to properly function can put quite a load on the vehicle’s electrical system, which at times can struggle to keep up with the demand.

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derFix August 2018

derFix August 2018

In this issue: Audi Crankcase Ventilation and Secondary Air Injection; Understanding Porsche 9A1 Oiling Systems; VW Frame Dimensions; CAN Analysis with J2534; Porsche Brakes; Audi Turbochargers; VW 01M Transmission 65535 Error

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