With the growth of new technologies, such as hybridization and active safety systems, the electronic content will only continue to increase. If independent garages are going to be able to repair these vehicles efficiently, the scope and power of the diagnostics tools and test equipment they use must match the complexity of these systems.


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Mastering the Variables of Variable Displacement Engines

Our Mastering the Variables of Variable Displacement Engines course overviews common failures and diagnostic tips.
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Duration: 4 hours
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Course Overview

Course number: SV22408

To cope with increasing C.A.F.E. government mandates automakers are utilizing more variable displacement engines with technology like the new Delphi "Skip Fire" system which constantly picks the right combination of cylinders to give the driver the perfect mix of power, economy and engine smoothness. This course will bring you up to date on these systems covering their mechanical and hydraulic aspects along with electronic engine controls. We’ll go through how they work, common failures and diagnostic tips to help you master the variables of variable displacement engines.

  • Audience
    All automotive aftermarket technicians
  • Skill level
    Intermediate to advanced
  • Prerequisites
    Basic knowledge of engine management systems
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This course includes:

  • GM AFM, Chrysler/Dodge MDS, and Honda VCM Operation
  • The brand new GM DFM (Dynamic Fuel Management)
  • Service Issues for Variable Displacement Engines
  • Real world in bay testing you can do
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