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ATG Schedule of Classes for February 2017
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 1/31/2017

Greetings, everyone!

The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has the following classes available for the month of February 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.

*February 13th & 14th: Des Moines, IA

*February 15th & 16th: Sioux City, IA

*February 22nd & 23rd: Cocoa, FL

*February 22nd & 23rd: Waco, TX

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.

*February 13th & 14th: Ventura, CA

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.

*February 6th & 7th: Independence, OH

*February 6th & 7th: Spokane, WA

*February 8th & 9th: Akron, OH

*February 8th & 9th: Pasco, WA

*February 8th & 9th: Jackson, MI

*February 13th & 14th: Schaumburg, IL

*February 13th & 14th: Portland, OR

*February 15th & 16th: Burbank, CA

*February 15th & 16th: Manchester, NH

*February 15th & 16th: Oak Lawn, IL

*February 15th & 16th: Eugene, OR

*February 22nd & 23rd: Portland, ME

*February 22nd & 23rd: Reno, NV

ADVANCED LAB SCOPE VOLTAGE & CURRENT TESTING: OEM flowcharts are linear documents that focus on open circuit testing. This process takes too long, but it can also be misleading because faults don't always show up under flowchart testing conditions. That's what the Lab Scope offers -- a way to measure actual circuit activity under actual operating conditions. This seminar and manual are designed to challenge even the most experienced Lab Scope users with new techniques and tips to leverage the power of the tools. However, even new Lab Scope users will get what they need to take those first steps.

*February 6th & 7th: Roanoke, VA

*February 8th & 9th: Asheville, NC

CHRYSLER DRIVABILITY & CODE DIAGNOSTICS: This all-new Chrysler training seminar is the latest installment in our Engine Performance series, and continues the evolution of our products from a systems-based layout to a diagnostics-based layout. Because of the new format, today's more complex symptoms and codes become easier to understand in the classroom and far easier to diagnose back in the shop. This approach applies to new and legacy engine management systems, so it will change the way you approach any Chrysler vehicle. This seminar and manual were built by analyzing actual diagnostic struggles and documenting the shortest diagnostic paths for engine management and emissions systems. Coverage is comprehensive, and includes ignition, fuel, breathing, emissions, and other topics.

*February 13th & 14th: Fort Myers, FL

*February 15th & 16th: Clearwater, FL ***This class runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening.***

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