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ATG Schedule of Classes for January 2017
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 12/27/2016

Greetings, everyone!

The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has the following classes available for the month of January 2017. All classes run from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night for both nights, except where indicated.

CUMMINS COMMON RAIL DIESEL & DURAMAX LML/LGH DIESEL: Diesel engines are very simple -- just compress some air and fuel and you get combustion. But with the advent of common rail fuel pressurization and delivery symptoms, diagnosis and repair became a complicated and time-consuming game. Add variable vane turbochargers, feedback EGR systems, and exhaust aftertreatment systems like Diesel Particulate Filters, Selective Catalyst Reduction, and Diesel Exhaust Fluid injection, and it's hard to know where to start. Other published Cummins and Duramax repair information is inconsistent, and many of the flow charts run you in circles performing tests that would take days. In contrast, our approach looks for high-level indicators to make a better possible-cause list, and then offers multiple simple tests to trim that list as fast as possible without taking too much apart. Cummins and Duramax are each comprehensively covered in separate sections, including special tools, workarounds, unused Scan Tool functions, and other great shortcuts. From a simple high-level pass to system-specific tips, this seminar covers the entire diagnostic process. We have included dozens of real world examples to prove that these strategies will find the root cause of your code or symptom in the shortest amount of time.

*January 4th & 5th: Bakersfield, CA

*January 4th & 5th: Davie, FL

*January 4th & 5th: Odessa, TX

*January 9th & 10th: Marietta, GA

*January 9th & 10th: Green Bay, WI

*January 11th & 12th: Atlanta, GA

*January 11th & 12th: Madison, WI ***This class runs 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening.***

*January 18th & 19th: Cocoa Beach, FL

*January 18th & 19th: Woodbridge, NJ

*January 25th & 26th: Irvine, CA

6.0L, 6.4L & 6.7L POWERSTROKE ENGINE PERFORMANCE: ATG's Engine Performance Training series helps you choose the best tests that get you the most information with the least effort. These strategies are even more critical on Powerstroke engines because they are so time consuming to work on. This seminar contains field-tested diagnostic & repair strategies that actually work, and includes tips and tricks developed in shops across the nation. Come for some great shortcuts & homemade tools to quickly isolate faults that can take hours more to find using conventional diagnostics.

*January 4th & 5th: Las Vegas, NV

EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS SYSTEMS: OEM flowcharts routinely make EVAP system diagnostics too complicated. Despite the wide variety of systems out there, our research has revealed that a layered approach is much faster than the linear OEM approach, leading to a profitable diagnosis without the wasted (and unbillable) diagnostic time or multiple trips for your customer. This is the 2nd subject in our Import Series, but also comes with a thick Domestic section. First, we show you universal techniques applicable to every system. If no leaks are found, the procedures become more system-specific, but not yet manufacturer-specific. All systems fall into one of four categories and by following our universal procedures, you can still avoid the technical nonsense that typically lengthens diagnostic times! Most faults are found using these first two layers. We have also included manufacturer and system specific tips and tricks for those cases where you'll need to go that deep.

*January 9th & 10th: Rohnert Park, CA

*January 11th & 12th: Sacramento, CA

*January 11th & 12th: Holyoke, MA

*January 18th & 19th: Fitchburg, MA

*January 23rd & 24th: Monrovia, CA

*January 25th & 26th: Ashland, MA

*January 30th & 31st: Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA

CUMMINS 5.9L & 6.7L COMMON RAIL DIESEL: Diesel engines are very simple -- just compress some air and fuel and you get combustion. But with the advent of common rail fuel pressurization and delivery systems, diagnosis and repair became a complicated and time-consuming game. Add variable vane/nozzle turbochargers, feedback EGR systems, and exhaust aftertreatment systems like Diesel Particulate Filters, Selective Catalyst Reduction, and Diesel Exhaust Fluid injection, and it's hard to know where to start. Other published Cummins repair information is inconsistent, and many of the flow charts run you in circles performing tests that would take days. In contrast, our approach looks for high-level indicators to make a better possible-cause list, and then offers multiple simple tests to trim that list as fast as possible without taking too much apart. Cummins engine management and emissions systems are each comprehensively covered, including special tools, workarounds, unused Scan Tool functions, and other great shortcuts. From a simple high-level pass to system-specific tips, this seminar covers the entire diagnostic process. We have included real-world examples to prove that these strategies will find the root cause of your code or symptom in the shortest amount of time.

*January 9th & 10th: Billings, MT

*January 11th & 12th: Bozeman, MT

*January 23rd & 24th: Fairbanks, AK

*January 23rd & 24th: Lubbock, TX

*January 25th & 26th: Abilene, TX

*January 30th & 31st: Concord, CA

*January 30th & 31st: Rochester, NY

*February 1st & 2nd: Hayward, CA

*February 1st & 2nd: Amherst, NY

INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL & DRIVABILITY DIAGNOSTICS STRATEGIES: ATG training manuals & seminars contain great strategies for thinking your way through a diagnosis. However, many diagnostic situations first call for duplicating the symptom or code, and this can be extremely frustrating. Well, now there's a seminar just for this problem! ATG believes that faults are usually present and measurable even if the symptoms or codes are intermittent, so we've developed a repeatable strategy for flushing out these elusive faults. Additionally, we have assembled the best tools and tests for isolating faults and validating repairs. Come for some great shortcuts & homemade tools to quickly isolate faults that can take hours more to find using conventional diagnostics. This seminar applies to all manufacturers, so everyone will benefit. Intermittent faults stretch every technician's skills, so come to this class to learn how to win against the toughest diagnostic challenges.

*January 23rd & 24th: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

*January 25th & 26th: Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

SCAN TOOLS: BEYOND THE FLOWCHART: This all-new Scan Tool seminar was built using a completely different approach -- to show the best PIDs, controls and other Scan Tool functions to use for each diagnosis. We've reinvented Scan Tool training because button-pushing and menu navigation don't make you more successful. Rather, success comes when you know your Scan Tool so well that you can set the flowchart aside and 'make up' your own diagnostic path. Not only is this path more accurate -- it's quite a bit shorter than the flowchart. There are dozens of examples of this strategy in action, diagnosing the most common faults. Come to learn these great new techniques for zeroing right in on a root cause.

*February 1st & 2nd: Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

Contact: Christina Rosenthal at (800) 233-3182 ext. 115 or e-mail: [...]

Cost per seat is $209 USD and includes the seat, training manual and certificate. Discounts available for multiple seat purchases.

Christina Rosenthal
Manager
The Automotive Training Group
San Diego, California, USA