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On-Board Diagnostics

On-Board Diagnostics

An overview of Nissan OBD II, and why the CONSULT is superior when compared to generic scan tools for diagnosing problems on Nissan vehicles.

February 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cutting the Cable: Nissan Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)

Cutting the Cable: Nissan Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)

A look at Nissan’s Electronic Throttle Control System and its components, including a discussion on the advantages of the design, as well as some diagnostic considerations that underscore the importance Nissan has given to reliability.

February 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Nissan Continuous Valve Timing Control Systems (CVTCS)

Nissan Continuous Valve Timing Control Systems (CVTCS)

Before Continuous Valve Timing Systems, engineers had to make a choice – optimize valve timing for a smooth efficient idle; optimize for top end power; or, most often, compromise somewhere in the middle, losing some efficiency on both ends.

August 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nissan TechNews Summer 2013

Nissan TechNews Summer 2013

Contents Suspension Struts Struts are integral to most Nissan suspension designs. Let’s explore the basic methods of testing and inspecting their operation on the road and in the bay, what to tell potential customers. Creature Comforts Time-saving techniques for technicians whose customers ask for help with Bluetooth pairing of their phones, GPS map updates, using […]

June 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Basics of Nissan’s VVEL System

The Basics of Nissan’s VVEL System

Here’s an overview of Nissan’s Variable Valve Event and Lift system.  We’ll look at which Nissan and Infiniti vehicles are equipped with VVEL, how the system functions, and maintenance considerations.

 

March 25, 2012 | By | Reply More