Our clients range from Michigan Army National Guard when we assisted them in the Diesel Engine Rebuild Program to mechanics like Jeff Kogan of New York. See what they are saying about us…
A Quality Control Success Story With The Michigan Army National Guard's Diesel Engine Rebuilding Program
"Knowing that we are only shipping to the field, diesel engines in known top condition is a great comfort for all of us at the CSMS Dyno Shop. This development has been a big step forward for us, and use of these tools has become an important part of our standard operating procedure." - Michigan Army National Guard
The Michigan Army National Guard operates and maintains a very large fleet of heavy diesel equipment. It is imperative that this fleet be kept at a high level of readiness and reliability at all times. The vehicles are stationed at armories distributed around the state and are maintained at a number of strategically located Field Maintenance Site (FMS) centers that support these local armories. When a particular vehicle exhibits mechanical problems requiring extensive engine repair, the problem engine is removed at an FMS and sent to the Centralized Service and Maintenance Site (CSMS) facility where extensive engine rebuilds can be made. A rebuilt or new engine is then sent from a quality controlled inventory at the CSMS for reinstallation at the FMS center.
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Articles Written by Peter F. Meier (MotorAge, Drivability, Oct 2011) "Mechanically Sound Engines",
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On the 3rd-5th pages of the article, Pete discusses how the FirstLook® sensor can be used with a digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) to quickly determine if an engine is mechanically sound. He covers the use of the sensor at the exhaust tail-pipe and the oil dipstick tube to look at the top half and the bottom half of the engine, comparing cylinder variation.
Pete Meier is an ASE certified Master Technician and sponsoring member of iATN. He has over 35 years practical experience as a technician and educator, covering a wide variety of makes and models. Now, as technical editor for Motor Age, his primary goal is to bring working technicians the information they need to succeed.
Articles Written by Mark Warren(motor.com) on The FirstLook® Diagnostic Sensor
Driveability Corner - from Motor Magazine, Aug 2006 by Mark Warren Identifying the source of a cylinder misfire can be very time-consuming. New software, running in partnership with a PC-based oscilloscope, does a big chunk of the work for you.
Driveability Corner - from Motor Magazine, June 2006 by Mark Warren (This article contains a very good description of how the FirstLook® sensor works compared to other types of sensors.) An exhaust probe can save you time and improve your diagnostic accuracy. However, practice, common sense, experience and logical follow-up testing are required.
Driveability Corner - from Motor Magazine, April 2006 by Mark Warren A sophisticated oscilloscope-based tool reminds us that automotive old-timers, with their rudimentary tools and deceptively simple diagnostic tests, might have been on to something after all.
Mark Warren was installed as the 1999 president of Service Technicians Society (STS). Mark, a Senior Writer and columnist for MOTOR Magazine, served last year as president-elect of STS. He is the owner of Warren Automotive in Tucson, Arizona and travels the country giving seminars on driveability service.
What mechanics are saying about FirstLook® sensors...
Comments by Jeff Kogan, Syosset, N.Y.:
"Since the first time I used the impulse sensor I knew the way I will diagnose cars would change forever. There is simply nothing else that can give you so much information about engine condition and help locate problem cylinders with so little effort. The cost of the unit is so little and the time savings are so big. Being able to diagnose injectors is an added bonus, and it is all done with no disassembly. All that is needed is a dual trace scope and some time to learn it. I think SenX Technology has given technicians one of the most powerful testing devices that the market has seen in years. Every scope owner should have one."
Jeff Kogan, Trainer and Master Mechanic
Comments by Shaun Koester, Celina, Ohio
"So far the FirstLook® sensor is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment I own. Anyone that owns a lab scope should include this as a priority. Keep up the good work!"
Wilf Breyfogle - testimonial for FirstLook® engine check sensor
"This mystery could not be solved without the FirstLook® sensor hooked up to a Pico Scope and the training and support from Tom Roberts (Autonerdz)"