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NESSARA Presents Eric Ziegler & Cecil Bullard Oct 24th
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 9/13/2015

On October 24th, 2015 at Marlborough Courtyard Hotel in Mass., NESSARA invites all to attend the first annual Training Conference and Trade Show.

Our own Eric Ziegler will be presenting:

Essential Diagnostic Steps for Driveability and Electrical Issues Part I and II

Part I 3 hours

This is a critical thinking or logical approach class to address many of the issues that face techs every day; working on systems that are new to them or that they have little or no experience diagnosing. The course is a mix of critical thinking, theory, diagnostic testing methods, tooling and real world case studies. Four areas will be addressed: mechanical testing, fuel trim diagnostics, ignition testing and network communication issues. Graphing scan data, archiving data and other useful diagnostic software will be discussed. Lots of real world, not so forward case studies will be used to illustrate these processes and techniques. •See how you can diagnose each type of problem with basic tools and high tech tools. •Learn how to figure out what to do next in your diagnostic process. •See what your results should be and where to go next. •See a quick review of the "Flatrater" test drive and how to gather information.

Essential Diagnostic Steps: Part II Instructor: Eric Ziegler Duration: 3 hours

This course is a continuation of Essential Diagnostic Steps: Part I. The same "logic based" diagnostic decision making process will be followed but with more advanced testing techniques. Introduction to vacuum transducer testing and waveform analysis techniques are covered. Fuel trim diagnostics are expanded to cover bank to bank air flow imbalance issues. A fuel trim "cheat sheet" will be presented and discussed how to avoid diagnostic fuel trim pitfalls. The Flatrate Test Drive is enhanced by using Volumetric Efficiency. VE calculations and the means to do so are discussed. A Flatrate Test Drive "cheat sheet" will also be introduced and how to gleam the most information with the least amount of effort. Network diagnostic fundamentals and testing techniques will also be discussed. A network diagnostic "cheat sheet" and self-study techniques will be presented as well. This class encourages a logic approach to many common problems that tend to stymie techs. It is a common sense approach to eliminating the possible causes of a problem and directing techs to the appropriate area to test. It is a balance of theory, discussion, and real world case studies.

Cecil Bullard will be offering The Art of Profitability -- Improving Your Financial Position 6 hours

Understanding how the shop makes money is absolutely necessary to create personal wealth. Students of this class will learn how the shop makes money and where they should spend their limited time and money to improve their profits. •How the Shop Makes a Profit •The Important Indicators of Profit and how to Read Them •10 Steps to Diagnose the Problem Correctly •Management Numbers verses Financial Numbers -- why both are important •Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success •The 3 Easiest Ways to Increase your Profits

Cost for either program is a great value @ $99.00

Lunch and late afternoon appetizers will be served in the trade show hall. Trade show attendance is free and registered students will be given 1 drink ticket for the evening cash bar.

Registration and more info @

Happy trails,

Rusty Savignac
Paxton Garage Inc.
Paxton, Massachusetts, USA