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International Automotive Technicians Network
'The Eleventh Annual TST Tech Training Big Event'
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 1/12/2014

"The Eleventh Annual TST Tech Training Big Event"

Featuring: 1. Bernie Thompson "Understanding, Diagnosing and Repairing Fuel Trim Problems" 2. Wayne Colonna " Driveability and Transability -- Real World Tips for Proper Diagnosis and Repairs" 3. Scott Brown "Leveraging your PC for the Automotive Service Professional" 3. Pete Meier "Motor Age Keynote Speaker" Topic 1: "Understanding, Diagnosing and Repairing Fuel Trim Problems" covers: This course will cover an in-depth look at modern fuel injection systems and the effect of fuel trim. At first, the complexity of these systems can overwhelm the technician. With a basic understanding of how these systems operate, the technician will learn how to properly trouble shoot difficult drivability problems in just minutes. The key is using the fuel trim as the technician's window into the fuel injection systems. This course will teach the technician new and efficient ways to repair vehicles where it counts; in your service bays. Bernie Thompson: Bernie is a graduate of Lincoln Tech and he owns a ten-bay repair facility in Albuquerque, NM. Thirty plus years of hands on experience and a burning desire to master the challenging and exciting field of automotive electronics has pushed Bernie to begin designing better diagnostic and training equipment. In 2000, he and Neal Pederson established Automotive Test Solutions, Inc., a company that designs and manufactures innovative top of the line training and diagnostic equipment. Together, Bernie and Neal have released patented and proven technologies that have been recognized by Motor Magazine's prestigious Top 20 Awards. Realizing the need for better education in his field, Bernie developed an advanced training curriculum for the automotive industry. In addition to publishing articles in Motor Magazine, Bernie has presented workshops at automotive conferences including NACAT, ASA, Vision, TST and CATS, and CARS. He is looking forward to sharing his dynamic ideas on automotive electronics. Topic 2: "Misfire Strategies for Today's Vehicles" covers: Diagnosing a misfiring cylinder(s) can consume a lot of time. A diagnostic plan that includes modern equipment helps make the job easier. Step by step diagnostic process including Relative Compression, Pressure Transducer and Labscope Testing. We will be using these test methods to solve Misfire problems. Wayne Colonna: Wayne, President at Automatic Transmission Service Group, Technical Supervisor at ATSG, Author, Powertrain Pro Publisher at Motor Age, Past Technical Editor at Transmission Digest, transmission specialist. Topic 3: "Leveraging your PC for the Automotive Service Professional" iATN's President, Scott Brown will share with you a vast array of tools and techniques you should be aware of in order to leverage the power of your PC. Work smarter and not harder, learn how to properly document and share before and after test results. With more tools becoming PC based, knowing how to capture sections of your screen and documenting conditions, can help you work more efficiently and communicate more effectively. Additionally, Scott will demonstrate some of the advanced features on iATN such as Waveform library uploading, searching, posting and more. He will provide many other tips and tricks you will be able to take and apply immediately to help shape and advance your career in our deeply challenging automotive service industry. Scott Brown: Scott automotive career began after tech-school in the early 1980's, and later becoming an independent shop owner by the early 1990's. With a strong focus on engine performance and electronics, Scott began collaborating with other industry professionals on-line in the early 90's. In 1992, he helped organize one of the first on-line automotive waveform databases on CompuServe. He later began a dial up bulletin board service for automotive professionals. Since 1995, he has been an instrumental resource in the development of the largest on-line community of automotive service professionals, the International Automotive Technicians' Network iATN where he now serves as company president. This event Includes 3 Manuals, Food and Tool Raffle DATE: Saturday, March 22th, 2014 at 8 AM to 6 PM (check in food at 7:15am) PLACE: Ramada Conference Center (Route 9, Exit 13 off I-84) ……..h 542 Route 9 Fishkill, NY 12524-2224, 845-896-6281 COST: $250.00 for member $325.00 non-members. *Save $50 by sign up early until 01/20/14* Sign up on line or Make checks out and send to TST: 11 Lupi Plaza, Mahopac, NY 10541 845 628-6928 Don't miss this event -- Last year over $25K was won in the Tool Raffle Please register early to avoid delays and save money, or pay at the door! This event will be presented snow, rain or shine, no refunds! Check our website www.TSTseminars.org Our goal is to keep our fellow technicians up to date with the latest technology!

Jerry Truglia
Automotive Technician Training Services
Mahopac, New York, USA