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Hey Guys. I just wanted to start a discussion about diagnostics for the DIY'er or very small shop owner. I'm curious to see what people are doing in this arena. A driving force for most of my work has been, "Can I buy a tool and get enough use out of it to offset the costs involved, or possibly even be money ahead? [Can I sell it to the wife?😉] For DIY'ers the answer is usually YES! A $3000 scan tool might be perfect for a full-time mechanic or shop owner, but can a DIY'er justify this cost? Are there alternatives? I was raised working on tractors and old-school engines. As much as my old-school self has resisted, I have come to realize the way of the future is electronics. I believe most engines/mechanical work is now about 30% mechanical (the stuff we're all good at) and 70% electronic (the stuff we better get better at). I suspect there are a great many of us in the same boat. I'll fill-in my story/situation as we go, but I suspect there are a bunch of guys out there who did a couple years of Auto-Tech in high school, who are a little bewildered at the modern day electronics. I myself have had to fill in some of these gaps, which I'll get into. Hopefully we can help each other! If you have some unique or 'old-guy' ways of deciphering modern-day diagnostics, I'd love to hear your ideas! I'll throw some of mine in there as well. Modern diagnostics are dominated by proprietary and generic scan tools. But I suppose the question boils down to...Are there DIY-friendly alternatives?
Jeep 4x4s traveling along a trail can literally cook a meal on their intake manifolds! I know, Kevin Carey and I had hot dogs grilled in aluminum foil between the intake manifold and heads on his JK Wrangler. Between Loon Lake and our lunch break on the Rubicon Trail, they were fully cooked! I seldom promote products at the forums. Here is an exception: DEI has just released new injector covers that would be very helpful for vehicles subject to crawl pace trail running and rock crawling conditions. Here is the press release and photo...This is not a paid advertisement: DEI Introduces Heat Reflective Fuel Injector and Sensor Covers Prevents Vapor Lock and Heat SoakAvon Lake, Ohio (February 8, 2016)… Excessive heat can cause performance and factory fuel injectors and sensors to be at risk of vapor lock or heat soak which can cause rough idling, slow starting or other potential serious engine problems. Also, cooler injectors perform more efficiently with a more consistent throttle response. DEI has now introduced heat reflective Fuel Injector and Sensor Covers that are available in packs of two, four, six or eight, that efficiently reflects direct and radiant heat away from injectors and sensors. Constructed of high-temperature rated glass fiber material bonded to a heat reflective aluminized material, DEI’s Fuel Injector and Sensor Covers work well on most any engine configuration with stock or aftermarket injectors and sensors. The heat reflective covers are made with a split design allowing each to wrap around the individual injector/sensor and then secured with a sewn-in hook and loop fastening edge. There is no need to remove the injector. · Part# 010380 – 2 pack · Part# 010381 – 4 pack · Part# 010382 – 6 pack · Part# 010383 – 8 pack For more information about DEI’s Made in the USA Fuel Injector and Sensor Covers or other thermal protective products, visit www.DesignEngineering.com, call DEI at 800-264-9472 or e-mail: Sales@DesignEngineering.com. This could help on EFI/MPI Jeep engines and other trail runners that roast their fuel injectors while crawling off-pavement. 2.5L, 4.0L, 3.8L and 3.6L Jeep owners take notice! Moses