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Lindertech Technical Training Event

April 19 - April 22, 2017
73 Chauncey Ave. Toronto ON M8Z 2Z2

Spring 2017 4 Day Lindertech Technical Training Event

Hosted by Cochrane Automotive; Training line 416-236-1763

Wednesday-Friday location: Cochrane Shop, 73 Chauncey Ave., Toronto ON M8Z 2Z2
Saturday location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1870 Matheson Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5W 0B3

Lindertech is recognized as an industry leader in high quality current advanced automotive training. It’s the “real world” training technicians need to repair today’s complex vehicles.


Weds\Thurs. April 19 & 20 2017
8:00am – 4:30pm, Cochrane Shop, Class limit 25

Instructor: Ron Bilyeu, Performance Tuning for Regular Production Vehicles Part 2
This course is for Advanced Technicians who want to take their driveability and diagnostic skills to the NEXT LEVEL. This will be an exciting addition to your business by offering customers improved driveability of their vehicle; improved shifting; improved throttle response; more torque and horsepower to name a few. The ability to read and see all of the tables, scalers and functions inside the programming prom will improve your diagnostic skills to a new level.
Torque Based Engine Management Systems are currently being utilized by all manufactures on late model gasoline and die-sel engines. Original calibration procedures involved tuning the air/fuel ratio based upon increased horsepower from air flow improve-ments and maximizing the spark timing as needed. We will visit the original tuning methods, then adding the complexity of the torque based tuning methods required for newer gas and diesel engines. We will be covering light duty diesels, Cummins, Powerstroke and Duramax engine families. We will also cover the gasoline direct injection gasoline engine families such as Ecoboost, Ecotech and LT1 small block Chevrolet. Each student will need a HP Tuner Interface. If you don’t have one we can order one for you.


Friday April 21, 2017
8:00am to 4:30pm, Cochrane Shop, No Class limit

Instructors: John Thornton and Scot Manna, Engine Mechanical Testing
This class will cover engine mechanical testing using electronic tools to verify base mechanical condition and allow for complex engine mechanical failure diagnosis. The class will be divided into 3 sections: 1) Relative compression (cranking current) testing 2) In manifold vacuum testing using pressure/vacuum transducers 3) in cylinder pressure testing using pressure/vacuum transducers.
Each topic will include detailed explanations on how to perform the tests, and most importantly, explain how to interpret the results.
The failures analyzed will be broken down into 4 categories: 1) Exhaust path restrictions 2) Valve leakage 3) Cam timing errors 4) Intake path restrictions. This is John and Scot’s latest course being taught at VISION in Kansas City March 2017.
This class will benefit any driveability technician who needs to determine engine mechanical faults.


Saturday April 22, 2017
8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, No Class limit

Hotel Accommodations: We have negotiated a special room rate of $119.00 + tax. To get this rate call Leah Cochrane by April 7, 2017 (416 236-1763 or email: FREE PARKING For those who are flying in, the hotel provides a free shuttle so call us with your flight information and we will schedule your pick up from the airport. Booking is under “Cochrane Automotive.”

AM – Instructor Scot Manna – Logical Diagnostics 2017
This class presentation will illustrate how a common sense, logical testing approach will allow a technician to tackle any diagnostic problem they may encounter with greater confidence. An examination of the diagnostic processes typically employed will be dis-cussed first. Any vehicle diagnostic challenge requires 3 main elements, an understanding of system operation, the necessary testing tools, and the determination of a qualified technician. All of these requirements will be shown in a detailed fashion with the use of Powerpoint and actual vehicle case studies.

PM – Instructor John Thornton – Asian Class Discussion Topics
2006 Lexus IS250 P12FF and P2135: Topic discusses Toyota gasoline direct injection control
2009 Nissan Maxima Cold Start misfires: Topic discusses a misfire caused by flywheel reluctor with metallurgical failure 2006 Nissan Murano Intelligent Key No Start: Topic discusses how to approach and diagnose an immobilizer issue with
a smart fob/key system.
2012 Toyota Camry HV P0303 and P219A: Topic discusses Toyota misfire margin and air fuel imbalance monitor.
Honda Variable Cylinder Management: Topic discusses how Honda 3.5L engines go from 6 cylinder to 3 cylinders

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