2014年9月 9日 (火)

Driving Tips for Labor Day Weekend

  The Labor Day holiday marks the final days of Summer. For many families, it’s that last chance to go on a road trip before school kicks into high gear. Many people will be hitting the road over the Labor Day weekend, so here are a few safe driving tips to keep in mind.

Make sure you have a first aid kit stashed somewhere in your vehicle, just in case someone needs to mend a “boo-boo”.
  Traffic is going to be heavy, so try to hit the road earlier or later than everyone else.
  Make sure your tires have plenty of tread, are properly inflated, and that your spare tire is ready to be used at a moment’s notice.
  To get more fuel into your gas tank, try to fill up with gas in the early morning before the day gets hot.
  Be sure to pack lots of drinking water in the car so you and your passengers stay hydrated. Pack a few healthy snacks, too.
  For antsy children, bring some games or toys along to keep them occupied.
  Carry traveling pillows so your passengers can sleep more comfortably during their time in the car.
  Remember, “slow and steady” is a safer way to “arrive alive” than “fast and hurried”. Be careful while driving!
  Lastly, do not text and drive. It’s illegal and dangerous. Use your vehicle’s Bluetooth setup to have a hands-free phone conversation while driving.
  We hope these tips will help you and your family remain safe during Labor Day Weekend. If your vehicles require service, Robert’s Collision & Repair will be happy to take great care of you and your family. Call for an appointment at 831-373-1534, and stop by our 26,000 sq. ft. facility at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940.

2014年7月 9日 (水)

Electronically controlled common-rail diesel engine starting difficult diagnostic methods

For the electronically controlled common-rail diesel engines, as long as the rotation starter 3 to 4 turn, that could the car. If the starter drive with normal speed diesel engine crankshaft rotation, despite the obvious signs of the car, but the flame, are starting or operating difficulties can not fire many times as necessary to enable starter starter starter or long, or after the start.

     1. The main reason for failure

     ① fuel non-compliance.

     ② fuel system pressure is low.

     ③ the oil with air injector oil spills.

     ④ diesel fuel in the water.

     2 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

     ① first fault self-diagnosis. Check the dashboard information display fault information, the information displayed can malfunction or failure to find the appropriate site. Used when necessary diagnostic testing, read fault codes, confirm fault location.

     ② no oil fuel tank or fuel quality is not up. Electronically controlled common rail fuel injection system uses a high-pressure fuel injector spray small aperture pre-electronic control technology, higher fuel quality requirements are very sensitive to oil pollution. Diesel fuel should be used in line with the national III standard diesel DD 11/239 light diesel requirements, and with the temperature in different parts of the environment and the use of different models. Average summer should use 0 # -10 # winter use. When the ambient temperature is -20 ℃, should choose -20 #; When the ambient temperature is -30 ℃, should choose -35 #. If poor quality diesel filling may cause the oil plug, oil poor, bad injector atomization, incomplete combustion, resulting in starting difficulties.

     ③ rail pressure checks can not be established. Then you can fault information from the diagnostic display or use special diagnostic testing diesel common rail pressure, confirm fault location. The actual rail pressure value is less than the set value rail pressure 50MPa, the diesel engine can not be started two kinds: one low pressure oil blockage, leakage; Second, the high pressure leaks, leaks can cause serious Injection Pressure can not be established. Conventional judgment is: First, touch pressure tubing, start engine, as obviously feel a strong pulsating oil flow, then provide some pressure common rail fuel; Secondly, check injector return pipe back to the oil situation normal, whether due to leakage oil return too much, resulting in low fuel pressure in the common rail system. Injector disorders checks: Check comparing the situation to determine the cylinder back to the oil injector is good or bad, if there is a return line excessive abnormal leakage, then the injector plug stuck in the closed position, the spray oil is not normal fuel injection, fuel can into the cylinder difficult start. Again, the high-pressure pump in the fuel metering valve or rail control device fails, it can not provide enough fuel for the rail, you can not build enough fuel pressure, as well as damage to the solenoid valve common rail injector, and will cause starting difficulties.

     ④ Low oil clogging the air into a simple diagnosis. Some models are equipped with low pressure oil hand pump, hand pump can determine the oil line failure: Hands-pressure pump, should be obvious rebound resistance, can feel the flow of diesel, and can hear the hand pump valve "creak" sound, pressed down elastic, there is suction pulled loose open air screw, diesel spewing out, feeling a lot of pressure, and there is no air bubbles and oil foam, then prove that the oil properly, otherwise it indicates low pressure oil problem. Low oil clogging check: Open hand pump pressure moving several times, feeling greater resistance, and sometimes even pressure does not go, it may not only into the causes of diesel, indicating that the hand pump to pump into the rear end of the oil port before there clogging. Exclusion method: the segment-by-tubing joints loosen the oil component, while the release while pumping, you can quickly find the blockage site. Low oil into the air to check: When the use of hand pumps pump oil, fuel flow is not great, pumping out oil mixed with air bubbles or oil foam, always feel the air discharge endless. Could be a hand pump inlet to the front of the tank with an intake phenomenon, possible reasons: diesel tank oil level is too low, oil riser sealing off cracks in the cooling plate vent ECU, ECU flowlines welded untrue, cracks, etc. . Note: The common-rail diesel engine high pressure pipe joints loosen ban exhaust during operation, prohibit the use of diesel engine fuel system starter drag exhaust.

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     ⑤ diagnosis of high-pressure fuel pump capacity. First, the high pressure pump oil out of the oil valve at the joints loosen, not completely unscrewed, simply unscrew the screw 3-4 buckle, then start the diesel engine, fuel spillage if the joints, then the low pressure oil properly. If no oil flows out of the joint, it may be blocked or low pressure oil leak, or high-pressure oil pump back pressure valves, pressure relief valve closed lax electronic measurement unit (for example, the presence of iron or foreign objects, resulting in a normally open valve ) resulting in low pressure oil does not come oil.

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2014年7月 7日 (月)

Strong Heart circumvent car air filter using Mistakes

  With the increasingly serious environmental pollution, airborne respirable suspended particle concentration increasing, these suspended particles into the car if the engine cylinder, it will cause a lot of colloidal substances and tiny wear particles can affect the car engine the degree of combustion, thereby entering the engine where the cylinders and pistons, piston causes wear and tear associated components, resulting in decreased engine performance. The role of car air filter is in the air entering the cylinder to form a filtration barrier between the suspended particles to completely block those outside the cylinder, and to ensure adequate intake air, so it can not guarantee power dissipation Car Engine .

     But many private car owners in the maintenance of the air filter is not enough attention when using a car air filter, inevitably some errors, the following is the air filter experts concluded the majority of owners when using the air filter , prone to errors.

     First, do not focus on quality when buying air filter

     Although many owners are now in the replacement of the air filter, will choose the 4S shop, but with in-depth understanding of the structure of the car, his own automotive filter replacement is very simple, but whether it is in the 4S shop to replace or their replacement, will involve the purchase of a new air filter problem. For many owners, but the current understanding of the role of the air filter is not quite right, often choose cheap and poor quality air filter, air filter these poor quality air filtration abilities, especially for small suspended particles, filtration ability, and physical stability of poor performance, and long-term use will inevitably lead to automobile engine performance, fuel consumption increased substantially. For example, under the Ottoman Hu air filter from the volume to the appearance are significantly clearer than any other air filter, double-layer structure is clear, filtration capacity is almost double the other brands.

     Second, the use of car air filters often dismantled

     Some private car owners think the air filter will not do much, a new car in use for some time, found that the air filter is completely clogged, then just put out an air filter to dismantle, nor to be replaced. As a result, it may not affect the car in a short time inside the engine performance, but in the long past, that wear and tear on the car engine is very serious. Data show that no car air filters, automotive engine cylinder wear rate will be more than eight times, more than three times the wear rate of the piston, piston ring wear rate is more than 9 times.

     Third, car air filter maintenance is very rigid and inflexible

     The most private car owners know the importance of replacing the air filter, but when replacing car air filter, car maintenance, but has been restricted because of operating instructions, and after much mileage in accordance with guidance provided, again changing the car filters . But now the degree of pollution in different cities, the corresponding number of suspended particles is different if pollution levels in the northern city of heavier, so the car air filter replacement and maintenance will not be able to follow simple instructions to carry out, at this time often car state has obvious abnormalities, so it should shorten the maintenance cycle, improve the quality of automotive filters. This is the correct maintenance of the road.

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     Finally MANN automotive filters, experts say car filter is one of the most basic four core components of automotive filter, when buying a car air filter, be sure to select high quality, but in the course of the environment must be based on car use to carry out targeted maintenance, so as to realize the ultimate goal of a strong automotive heart.

2014年7月 4日 (金)

Automotive repair and maintenance in the seven tips you need to know

  Car really easy for people to live, but also to many car owners do not understand the beauty and maintenance of the car felt very troublesome, it is not true, auto beauty and maintenance is a relatively time-consuming, if the owner is looking for a method for the election of a project can also be done a lazy owners, also allows the car to maintain a beautiful and good performance.

     1 car coated with protective paint replacement

     Waxing, sealing glaze paint protection is increasing emphasis on high-end car owners beauty items, often go waxing, sealing glaze is a waste of time, car wax coating is a gradual replacement of automotive beauty items sealing glaze, coating the paint can be completely sealed up, the hardness of the layer over the body of the paint film forming 3-8 times to ensure no paint oxidation, corrosion, avoid minor scratches. Automotive coating warranty time can reach 2-5 years, as long as the middle of the car wash owners can protect the paint. In addition, interior cleaning and disinfection three months to do it once, to the professional automotive beauty shop for interior cleaning, and coated with a protective polish to keep the new car to make the car feel.

     2 simple parts and replace themselves

     Wiper, these secondary replacement and checks are relatively simple, they want to buy their own online brand, and a simple check for and install it.

     3. Proper maintenance is done science

     Vehicle maintenance cycle refers to the time interval mileage or car maintenance. Periodic maintenance should be, not spoiled like a spoiled child, like your car, frequent maintenance, though not a bad thing, but there must be cyclical, to avoid excessive maintenance and cause internal discomfort. Early vehicles mainly normal maintenance, relatively low cost; certain number of years after the vehicles or certain mileage will enter the maintenance period, the cost is relatively higher. General Automotive car in good condition, may be appropriate to extend the maintenance cycle; while the car in poor condition or poor conditions of use should be appropriate to shorten the maintenance cycle.

     4 to a repair shop to replace the filter

     Should always pay attention to clean the filter on the car. Do not underestimate it, it has a direct impact on your car fuel consumption and so on. In the automotive internal combustion engine use, dust and other impurities mixed in the oil will continue while the combustion air and exhaust gas for the oxidation of the oil, the oil will gradually produce gum or sludge, which will not only accelerate the wear of parts, and the resulting oil is easy Road congestion. So to regularly clean the filter on the car.

     5 years just for once antifreeze

     When the weather turns cold, the cold air coming once temperatures plummet, it is likely to affect the normal work of automobile cooling systems. At this point in time we should let go of the tank water instead of antifreeze. If your car has been in use antifreeze, you need to replace immediately. Antifreeze replacement cycle is two years, the general antifreeze replacement cycle for 2 years to 3 years or 30,000 km - traveling 40,000 kilometers. After one year storage of some antifreeze, flocculent precipitate appears small, this phenomenon is probably due to precipitation of the additive, does not have to throw away. If a large number of particles precipitated, indicating that the antifreeze has changed, can no longer be used. We need to be reminded that, do not forget to clean the engine before replacing antifreeze.

     6. Imported tires are not necessarily the best choice

     Car in motion, actually handed over four tires. But buy various brands of imported tires, some people will inevitably enter misunderstanding purchase. For many consumers of psychological factors, prefer imported tires. In fact, the foreign launch of the new tires for domestic users, the price is not that high, but not necessarily apply.

     7 tires inflated to the proper

     Correct tire pressure is the most important safety checks a ring. Tire pressure is too low will cause abnormal wear or damage to the tire pressure inside the tire, the tire and the rim is too high are more susceptible to the impact of uneven pavement deformation, and even lead to a puncture. Tire pressure must be checked periodically, in addition to spare, the other at least two weeks to check the tire once the tire pressure check must be carried out in the case of cooling the tire, the tire pressure would otherwise increase the high temperature, the amount of allowed up . Also do not forget to regularly check the spare tire pressure is normal china obd2.

     Mastered these you can easily make your car in good condition.

2014年6月30日 (月)

Since the end of OBD: the road leading to large number of data pits?

In the OBD insurance mode, the maximum value achieved mainly through OBD vehicle monitoring lies. Its meaning is more like a car black box, with the help of the owners driving habits, mileage and other key information with the real-time control to achieve premium rate difference, if there is an accident, the insurance company can understand the dangerous condition of the equipment before the vehicle accident running, determine responsibility for the accident. For large quantities, can provide customers with fast access to model driving behavior, the insurance company may take a free way to promote vehicle OBD, combined with advertising and marketing value-added model.

     Until today, did not appear "Paul T" the first case in the true sense. Why is it so difficult hand? After all, the reason for not touched upon is difficult for you to meet the core needs of the other side!

     Car OBD auto insurance industry to bring how to give practical benefits? Insurance companies need in the end is what kind of data? Based on the difference auto insurance rates to achieve the purpose of the reform, insurance companies require at least the following three types of data:

     1, obtained by G-sensor data

     G-sensor, the English name Gravity-sensor, acceleration sensor is meant, it is a special high-tech components, can perceive changes in acceleration, acceleration is when the role of the object during acceleration forces on the object, such as shaking, falling, rising, falling and other mobile G-sensor changes can be perceived.

     By G-sensor, accelerometer can monitor vehicle owners involved in bad driving habits, such as braking, rapid acceleration and sharp turns, accidents also can manage the process. In the event of a collision, in order to prevent potentially fraudulent, insurance companies need accurate ruled an accident from which direction the vehicle is hit, whether the comic impact within milliseconds, repeated impact, whether tumbling after impact? By the acceleration and direction changes can be determined whether a collision, the impact from the front or from behind. With these data indicate that these processes are real accident occurred.

     2, Can-bus protocol cracked read information

     For the insurance company, you want to get to the impact of auto insurance payment data, you must also master the owners of bad driving habits, such as "cornering lights do not fight, do not pull the handbrake in the car, lock the car does not close the window closed, not wearing a seatbelt ...... "and so forth, OBD diagnostic trouble codes ordinary unable to provide, more is needed to break the original car's proprietary protocol.

     Bus on many types of vehicles, such as high as 500kpbs speed Canbus, or low-speed 100kbps Canbus, there are other K-line, VPW, PWM, etc., system objects connected not only with the engine ECU, ABSECU, SRSECU, instrument cluster, etc. , including centralized control locks, power windows, mirrors, lights and other car inside; there may also have intelligent communication system for satellite navigation.

     Throughout the body by the sensor, various vehicle traveling data is sent to the "bus", these data do not specify a unique receiver, all the data receiving side needs to have the required information can be read from the "bus" . In other words, you can get to by Canbus include "door windows, lights, brakes, gears, air conditioning, radar, ignition, flame, speed, fuel consumption, safety belt" and other information with the state, but because of the protection of the depot this part of the car belonging to a proprietary protocol data requires an illegal break. The workload is very large, the need for each model of each car brand even do development. But even that got the data must also bear a very big legal risk.

     3, the information acquired by the GPS

     A normal commuting daily on the city's A owners and a walking tour route daily in Yunnan B owner, the higher the risk of lower? Glance evident. In the course of the accident, the owner at what time, what place concrete collided, to be accurate to people, things, conduct accident payment management, insurance companies need to obtain location information through GPS data and mileage of the vehicle. Obviously, this part of the information is not necessarily in order to get through the OBD interface. Common GPS can calculate mileage and obtain location information, and data through the OBD interface than the "average speed * travel time" mileage calculations are more accurate, error basically controlled within 5%.

     From the bottom: the data behind the gorgeous pit father

     The above data needed for the insurance companies, the current OBD Can not achieved? Yes, of course! Universal OBD not do nothing, but careful scrutiny, you will find all sorts of data pits father behind these gorgeous:

     (1) Fault code data value just like chicken

     As already mentioned, OBD-II main function is to provide diagnostic trouble codes, when failure occurs emissions, ECU fault information and records related code, and a warning through the fault lights. Generally speaking, OBD2 trouble codes by a letter and four digits. As shown in the picture below, the majority of OBD manufacturers can only get to "PO/P2/P3400-P3FFF generic fault code information, the other for car manufacturers custom fault code information, and only to the original diagnosis., For example in terms of Volkswagen car the whole car has 15,000 fault codes, and generic fault codes less than 3000, accounting for only one-fifth of the vehicle can not meet the diagnostic requirements.

     In fact, most of the generic fault code information is of little significance for the owner, or to the public generic fault codes, for example, "P0001 representative of the amount of fuel regulator control circuit / open, P025A representative of the fuel pump module control circuit / open circuit, P0103 a representative of the air flow sensor circuit high ...... "is not it a bit being around dizzy? In general, is to detect include power systems, chassis systems, communication systems, body systems part of common faults. This information is for the safety of the vehicle does not have any influence, real-time fault will be displayed on the dashboard, such as air bags, seat belts, high water temperature and other issues will directly reminder. When these data are not driven cold passion owners used the occasion just like chicken, but also to attract what about the insurance companies?

2014年5月30日 (金)

How to prevent car maintenance car was the invasion of summer

  The ancients of a "pear pale and dark blue willow catkins flower fly when the city " takes us into the realm of poetic spring , but at the same time enjoy the site gentle picture , how to prevent catkins on the car's " intrusion " is also the owner of you to Watch .
  Car's cooling system is more likely to be living with a paste of fine metal gauze to make a shield in front of the tank , hidden in the grille where this trick not only can prevent flocculation ,originally ran high speed when there will be many small insects mistake crashed into the water tank heat sink, the results are difficult to clean , with this layer of protective nets stretch out after washing once every two weeks on the line network . But this network also has drawbacks , one installation trouble, because the original multi- Ann did not give leave to the net , so you have the owners own DIY; two is installed must be firm , or the car go up in resonance, also disturbing . To air conditioning wearing " masks " Northern relatively large sand and dust filter can effectively prevent a large floc hair and dust from entering. With dust filter , which is equivalent to driving a man wearing a "mask ", 80 % of the dust basically rejected the car outside . Now basically have a common mid-range car with a dust filter,like POLO , etc. conditioned car or with activated carbon dust filter, but the filter is not a panacea , the first of its normal life in the open air often season is five or six months , the filter will be blocked over time , not only would not achieve the role of dust , but also to increase the burden on the air conditioning system , causing costs of oil , car smell and other symptoms. Therefore, in order for the car to better serve you , not lazy , every period of time to clean up yourself above the dust filters , dust filters if only to knock out a few times, for the maintenance of ventilation systems there are a great help. Reduce the car's window interiors are mostly made ​​of plastic material , these components in the dry season would have been easier to generate static electricity , the role of electrostatic dust more easily invade instrument catkins , transmissions and other parts , because now the electronic vehicle have a high degree of excessive lint dust easily lead to job failure computer , so you can reduce the time window windy days and catkins flying frequency to avoid dust take advantage.
If you would like to enjoy the fresh air while the words can be used to air conditioning and windows alternating cycle approach , do both.

2014年4月 2日 (水)

How To Use The Digimaster III To Adjust The Mileage?

When you see the dialog which reads "Please download management program.re-run the software!",click "OK",and this image means that the digimaster III was not registered and can't be used,because a tested one won't show this error.After you start the digimaster III,there will show a window of "Basic Information" which includes the remainning tokens, BIOS Info, Protocol Version, Program Info, Version, Protocol Version and the Device ID.

To adjust the mileage with the digimaster III,first,you should check the vehicle list and find out its basic information,get the right adapter.Then click the "Meter System" on the digimaster III display screen,and select the car series and the car.When it displays the chip model,just to remove the instrument and find the corresponding chip model.When you remove the chip,you should be careful don't seperate the chip angle and don't cause the short-circuit.Then please insert the chip in the right position and connect the adapter.Click the "Next" and read out the chip mileage,there will show the "Current mileage xxKM,Confirm to adjust?",click "Yes" and you can adjust the mileage value you want,after you write down the adjusting mileage and click "OK" there will show "Write Data Succeed!"

Go back and click the "Read mileage" to check the current mileage value,see if it has been changed and shows the data you wrote down.

2014年2月27日 (木)

Auto Sensor Signal Simulation Tool MST-9000

 

MST9000 AUTO SIGNAL operation steps
  1, Click the button “F1”
  2, Based on the ECU Terminal diagram of the related car models, accordingly connect the fuel injector driving signal to MST-9000 INJ1—INJ6;
  3, Connect ECU ignition driver signal to the IG1-IG6 of MST-9000;
  4, Connect ECU oil pump relay signal, power line, wire to MST-9000 FPR/+B/GND.
  5, Connect MST-9000 crankshaft and camshaft signal CH1-CH6 to ECU crankshaft and camshaft signal;
  6, Edit the ECU crankshaft signal by special waveform software, and write the data by USB interface.
  7, Click the button “READ”, and then click the “out”, the complete crankshaft signal will put out via CH1-CH6.
  8, Click the button “RUN”, and then the power source terminal +B output 12v power, now the CUP starts to work.

MST9000
  How to set crankshaft signal?
  Find out the phase diagram of ECU crankshaft and camshaft signal.

mst-9000
  Attention: the phase diagram of crankshaft signal and camshaft must be a whole working cycle WAVEFORM, as the above showing:
  Phase diagram analysis:
  1, The camshaft signal starting point of engine one working cycle
  2, The camshaft signal end point of engine one working cycle
  B, Edit the Waveform in the waveform software as the above picture shows.

mst-9000
  Notes: CH1/CH2 is Hall sensor signal output, CH3\CH4\CH5 is magneto electric sensor signal output
  2, after waveform edition ends, in the “end phase” dialogue you need to enter a crankshaft signal value after a working cycle of engine.
  Note: this data is generated based on the crankshaft signal located “Phase” value when it ends
  2.
  C. Finally, write waveform into MST-9000 by USB data cable.
  MST-9000 driver fuel injector connection method:

MST-9000
  MST-9000 Driver Idle Control Valve connection method:


  MST-9000 driver pressure control valve connection method:

MST-9000
  MST-9000 driver 4-line Step Motor connection method:
  MST-9000 driver 6-line Step Motor connection method:
  MST-9000 driver Km Table (Hall sensor):
  MST-9000 driver Km Table (magneto electric sensor):
  MST-9000 independently output 6-channel electromagnetic actuator simulation, they are compatible with ABS control solenoids, automatic transmission shift solenoid valve, hydraulic adjustment solenoid valve, fuel injectors, ignition coils, carbon canister clearance solenoid valve, A \ C relays, fans and electrical appliances, and electromagnetic actuator simulation
  :
  MST-9000 analog temperature sensor, throttle position sensor, air flow meter, intake air pressure sensor, oxygen sensor and the connection method to connect with ECU.

2014年2月26日 (水)

GM TECH2 CAN DI Self Test

  Please confirm the connection among OBD interface,candi main cable, GM TECH2 and power is correct. When test candi, you must provide power from OBD connector, please refer to the following picture.

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2

GM TECH2
  Mark: there are two kinds of CANDI self test, please
  refer to the picture NO.8 and NO.10.

2014年2月25日 (火)

How to install Multi Diag Access J2534

Multi Di@g Access J2534 Office usage notes
  During installation, when Multi-Diag Access J2534 configuration window appears, you should set
  Communication interface to USB and set VCI serial number to A070026:

Multi Diag Access J2534

Multi Di@g Access J2534
 
  After installation, MultiDiag shows message asking to get activation code:

Multi Di@g Access J2534
  Press green button and you will see window asking for code. Please contact us with the code (18-...)
  we will send you back the correct password to enter:

Multi Di@g Access J2534
 
  During the diagnostic with the device connected, warning about 0 days left will appear. Just check
  the mark “Do not display this message again” and continue the work, everything will be working
  ok.

Multi Di@g Access J2534

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