Everyday Scope Use


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Do you have an automotive oscilloscope gathering dust in your shop? Are you aware that the high-dollar scan tool in your toolbox is also equipped with a multi-channel scope? Do you have any idea of the time and effort a scope can save in even the most routine troubleshooting scenarios? It’s time to blow off the dust and add the power of the Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) to your diagnostic arsenal.

An oscilloscope does more than most techs think it can. Pete Meier’s presentation at the MACS Training Event and Trade Show in New Orleans this January will show you how to use it quickly. He’ll focus on techniques for analyzing engine mechanical condition, fuel system health, ignition system performance and more. He’ll also present a few case studies where the scope was used creatively to “paint a picture” of the problem being diagnosed.

Pete is the technical editor of Motor Age magazine, but he also worked over 35 years as a tech and currently holds ASE Master Tech and L1 certifications. He has presented classes at most of the industry’s major events, including previous MACS Conventions. Today he’s known for bringing working professionals the knowledge and resources they need to continue their success.

Pete’s “Everyday Scope Use” is just one of the training seminars that will be presented at the 2014 MACS Training Event and Trade Show in New Orleans, January 16 – 18. This is the biggest training event of the year that focuses primarily on HVAC and engine cooling in passenger cars, heavy duty and off-road vehicles and hybrid/electric vehicles. But that’s not the entire program. Other presentations will focus on advanced diagnostic techniques, business/shop management, and updates on new regulations and technology. There will also be a Section 609 technician certification class and test, and we’ll present the results of the 2013 Field Service Survey. If you arrive early enough, there’s the annual golf tournament on Wednesday at TPC Louisiana (http://www.tpc.com/tpc-louisiana), and the party continues that night at New Orleans’ Mid City Lanes Rock’n’Bowl (http://www.rocknbowl.com/).

Go to http://tinyurl.com/k7ngp7m to see the whole schedule and register.


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You can E-mail us at macsworldwide@macsw.org . To locate a Mobile Air Conditioning Society member repair shop in your area. Click here  to find out more about your car’s mobile A/C and engine cooling system.

The 34th annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Conference and Trade Show, Power Up  will take place January 16-18 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans.

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Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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2 Responses to Everyday Scope Use

  1. Eric says:

    Is the MACS test equivalent to the ASE test for employment purposes?

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