Price will increase to $249 on
October 17, 2018!

Dates Wednesday, October 31 - Thursday, November 01
Time 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each evening
Place Hutchison Institute of Technology
Room #201
3750 Geist Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709  Map →
(907) 455-2932
Instructor Wally Mouradian
Contact Elle Ducutt - (800) 233-3182 Ext. 237
Download Enrollment Form  NOTE: Complete enrollment form and fax to (858) 486-8530.


Mechanical timing problems have been around as long as the internal combustion engine, but more complex timing and valve train systems have flooded the market in the last decade. Now they’re showing up in your shop, and the stakes are high. Position sensor codes are often mechanical or variable timing faults. Variable valve timing (VVT) codes are often mechanical timing faults or lubrication issues. Even Fuel Trim, MAF, MAP, and other codes and symptoms can be caused by a variety of timing and lift faults. When it really is a VVT system fault, it’s hard to tell if the root cause is an oil, solenoid, actuator, or other mechanical fault. What’s needed is a repeatable strategy to avoid testing ‘everything’, and instead quickly eliminate possible causes. In this first class of our new ATG Import Series, we’ve fine-tuned this approach to include manufacturer-specific ATG Tips for quick solutions you’d spend hours discovering on your own.
Coverage includes:
• Hydraulic, Electronic & Magnetic Clutch VVT systems
• Variable lift & valve clearance faults
• Finding stretched/jumped timing without disassembly
• Differentiating mechanical & VVT failures
• Stuck actuators vs. stuck solenoid diagnostics
• Finding internal oiling faults from the outside
• Leverage Scan Tool PIDs & functions to eliminate the most possible causes with the least effort

This list really sums up the problem: It’s all related! Only by treating mechanical timing, variable valve timing, valve train and lubrication all as a single system can you quickly find out what’s not wrong and zero in on a root cause. Diagnosing each of these variables individually results in incorrect or partial diagnosis that costs everyone involved a lot of time and money. For example, many VVT components fail functional tests and are replaced, only to find that the oil pickup screen is clogged, the timing chain is stretched, a main bearing has failed, etc. We’ve included dozens of real-world examples to prove the point. We’re confident that this seminar is exactly what is needed to make you a lot more successful finding the whole fault, and finding it faster.