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News   April 26, 2017   by Allan Janssen

Lindertech 2017 draws a full house

It is the 12th year for the conference that focuses on “real world training” with practical, hands-on sessions as well as in-depth classroom training.


Chicago-based trainer Scot Manna illustrates how a common sense, logical testing approach allows technicians to tackle diagnostic problems with greater confidence.

Nearly 100 technicians attended the latest Lindertech Technical Training Event, held in Toronto on the weekend.

The four-day event organized and hosted by John and Leah Cochrane of Cochrane Automotive in the city’s west end, drew diagnostic technicians and shop owners from across the country to hear U.S.-based trainers Ron Bilyeu, John Thornton, and Scot Manna.

It is the 12th year for the conference that focuses on “real world training” with practical, hands-on sessions as well as in-depth classroom training.

The emphasis on practical application is what sets Lindertech apart, said John Cochrane.

“This is stuff technicians need to know,” he said. “Given what we’re seeing come through the doors these days, technicians need to develop their diagnostic skills now more than ever.

The event, billed as Canada’s leading technical conference, started April 19 and 20 with in-shop sessions on performance tuning for regular production vehicles.

John Thornton tackles a variety of topics involving Asian vehicle diagnostics.

That was followed, on April 21, with “Engine Mechanical Testing.” It offered a primer on using electronic tools to verify base mechanical condition and diagnosing engine mechanical failure.

It wrapped up on April 22 with classroom sessions on “Logical Diagnosis” and diagnostics strategies for Asian vehicles.

Details for the fall Lindertech event have yet to be finalized.


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