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Zel's Motoring Adventures...Lada, Citroen, Sinclair, AC Model 70 - Lada MOT Work: Unobtanium ECU Located...


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#301 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted Yesterday, 02:32 AM

Fair enough re vibration/data loss etc.

Nice little scope, got me a Tek 100MHz analog storage scope which works well, but picked up a HP logic analyzer off eBay recently that's a fantastic boon for digital work.

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#302 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted Yesterday, 09:45 AM

Scope chat! I use a Picoscope 2204 now, such a handy tool.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:04 AM

Some of the stuff you can do with a decent logic analyser (especially if you know how to drive it) is amazing.

Likewise is how capable a lot of the modern digital storage scopes are. Mate of mine has a Rigol 1074Z (I think, may have the model number wrong) and the stuff that thing could do seemed - to someone like me who's grown up with old school scopes - like total witchcraft. Especially when you got into stuff like real-time data packet decoding and math operations. All in one little, totally portable box. Hoping that in a few years time they'll start to trickle down to the third or fourth hand market at prices I can justify.

Some of the PC based ones are actually pretty decent now too - though I'd always be wary of them being left behind by the rate that desktop PCs seem to move on at these days.

...says the guy who has machines still running Windows 3.0, 3.11 and 2000...
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#304 ONLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted Today, 07:08 PM

Unsurprisingly after 22 years, the low oil level light on my Xantia is somewhat prone to false triggering - especially on warm days.

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What really surprised me though is how many cars *still* don't have this facility fitted. They'll tell you if your washer fluid is low, your AdBlue, your headlight washer fluid etc...but no mention of engine oil aside from the pressure light...and when that comes on (especially in a modern car!) it's most likely already too late.

I'll stick with the handful of unscheduled oil checks when the light pings up on startup thanks...it gets checked every week or two anyway.

Suffice to say today's episode was indeed the second time this year it's happened, and she hadn't actually used a drop of oil since the last change.

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