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Delphi’s latest diagnostic tools include access to e-learning

By autotech-nath on October 26, 2022

Delphi Technologies, makers of the pioneering Bluetech VCI diagnostic unit, has added extra functionality to its diagnostic tooling to enable ‘on the job’ training using customised, remote e-learning.

Delphi Technologies’ diagnostic tooling is supplied with car and light commercial vehicle diagnostic software, providing access to in-depth, up-to-date diagnostics and advanced technical information for a comprehensive range of makes and models.

The interface is designed to be easy to use and provides fast and accurate diagnostics of key vehicle systems. Key functions include:

• Ability to read and erase fault codes

• Recode/activate components and reset service lights

• Full system scans

• VRM lookup, technical data, help files and a report function.

Build your CPD credits

In addition, it has integrated its e-learning within the diagnostic tool software. This means techs can capture and absorb the key principles of diagnostic operation without leaving the workshop. The e-learning modules contribute to Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation, with the five sections worth 1.5 CPD credits. The IMI development path encourages techs to accumulate 30 credits over the period of 12 months.

The first stage of diagnostic tool e-learning is an introductory lesson, detailing the setup requirements for Delphi’s diagnostic equipment, which ensure a stable, reliable operation for fault-finding and calibration activities. Stage 2 details EOBD (European On-Board Diagnostics) principles and operation. EOBD enables emission system tests, ‘freeze-frame’ data and fault code assistance, all of which are critical to tracing all-too- common faults like faulty diesel particulate filters on modern diesel vehicles.

Stage 3 discusses service light resets, as required by most modern vehicles after routine servicing. Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) reset is also covered, along with engine code cross-searching to correctly identify engine types and their technical requirements (such as oil type). The final, fourth section coaches in the fundamentals of diagnostic protocols and Intelligent System Identification (ISI). This section also explains the use of a data logger to track sensor outputs and measure system performance, alongside the creation of calibration certificates.

Delphi Technologies’ diagnostic tool e-learning concludes with an end test, to ensure an appropriate understanding, before awarding the 1.5 CPD credits.

Luke Garratt, Technical Services Manager, says: “We recognise the value of technicians’ time, so our latest addition to DS software is an easy-to-use portal to e-learning. There is nothing more frustrating than having the hardware without the requisite knowledge to perform a task, so Delphi Technologies’ diagnostic tooling now incorporates e-learning to support techs wanting to learn on-the-fly.”

“The IMI CPD credits earned during these Delphi Technologies e-learning courses help develop technicians’ careers. Ultimately our diagnostic tool range is a one-stop shop for contemporary vehicle diagnostics, covering routine service jobs to advanced fault-finding on newer, sophisticated electronic systems.”

Reader review

We spoke to Andy Marsden, owner of Stonegate Garage in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, who runs an independent, family- owned village garage that’s been trading for over 26 years. Andy’s team of technicians have always used Delphi tooling so it was a natural progression to the Bluetech VCI diagnostic unit, obtained through York Motor Factors two months ago. “It ticks all the boxes and does everything we need it to do – service lights, regens, resets… code reading being the main one.”Andy is keen to get his team using the eLearning element when they are a little less busy.



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