Autobahn Performance has new diagnostic equipment

Autobahn Performance has recently purchased the Verus Pro d10 the top and latest diagnostic platform from Snap-On Tool Inc.

VERUS PRO Diagnostic & Information System Features
  • Stay connected to the vehicle and the internet while moving freely around the service bay
  • Ready faster – less than 30 seconds for VERUS PRO software suite to load
  • New thin-edge profile display tablet is 3 lbs lighter than previous model
  • Modular, dockable scope/meter with 9 ft USB cable for extended reach and portability
  • Exclusive SureTrack™ interactive community provides diagnostic experience, repair timesavers and parts replacement records from actual completed repairs
  • Genuine Windows® operating system for true multitasking
  • Shared vehicle ID – select the vehicle once for all diagnostic functions
  • Easy navigation – shows exactly the systems and tests available for the selected vehicle
  • Built-in browser and Wi-Fi to access your choice of web resources – parts suppliers, technical forums, repair information systems, OEM websites
  • Exclusive Snap-on Fast-Track® Troubleshooter provides millions of vehicle-specific code tips, symptom tips and timesavers for a faster repair
  • Industry-leading functions, tests and coverage previously found only in expensive factory tools
  • Avoid unnecessary parts replacement. Exclusive Fast-Track Guided Component Tests, component locator, known good values, and waveform library help verify good/bad components.
VERUS PRO Specifications
Display Tablet
  • Thin-profile tablet with 10″ high-resolution 1024×600 touch screen for a detailed view
  • On-screen touch keyboard
  • Built-in camera to save and share photos for your repair records
  • User-programmable shortcut key for frequently used actions
  • Bluetooth® wireless and Wi-Fi to access your favorite web resources
  • High-energy lithium-ion battery pack for hours of continuous operation
  • USB, audio and auxiliary ports make it easy to add accessories
  • Big 250GB hard drive to save data and install your own applications
Software
  • Exclusive ShopStream™ integrated diagnostic suite with one-touch access to all major functions: scanner, scope, guided component tests, online expert forum, vehicle records, and the optional ShopKey® Repair Information System
  • Genuine Windows® multi-tasking to view multiple applications side-by-side
  • Configure display options, set triggers, record and playback results with the touch of your finger
  • Powerful data manager saves vehicle records, photos, technician notes, screen images, scanner and scope data
Scanner Module
  • Single keyless adapter for OBD-II vehicle applications – saves time
  • Connects wirelessly to the display tablet with Bluetooth® for remote operation
  • OEM-specific coverage for over 40 makes, as far back as 1980 (European optional)
  • Codes, live data, functional tests, relearns and adaptations for dozens of vehicle systems
  • Exclusive Fast-Track® Troubleshooter with millions of validated code tips, symptom tips and timesavers
Scope Module
  • More flexibility with the new hot-dockable scope module with 9 ft USB extension cord
  • High-speed 4-channel lab/ignition scope and digital/graphing meter
  • 6 megasamples/second sample rate and glitch capture detects faults other scopes miss
  • Scale range: 0-100mV to 0-400V, 50kV secondary ignition
  • Sweep rate: 50 microseconds to 20 seconds (5 min in GMM mode) so you don’t miss a thing
  • Exclusive Fast-Track guided component tests for 40 domestic, Asian and European makes
  • VDC, VAC, ohms, frequency, duty cycle, pulse width, diode test and more

Cold solder joint repair on Mercedes module

At Autobahn Performance we can sometimes save money and time for customer by repairing cracked or cold solder joints. Manufactures seem to use too little solder at times and joints with high current / heat tend to crack over time. We are experienced at repairing these circuits. Here are some images of a recent circuit repair.

Removing broken axle stub with welding rod.

It’s been a while since I needed to use this trick and it saved me (and the customer) about 8 hours of labor. This 2010 Mercedes C300 204 chassis vehicle broke the rear axle shaft (“half shaft”). It sheared clean off where it comes out of the side of the differential. Vehicle was in a minor accident and somehow the axle twisted and broke. We used a miller stick welder and the largest diameter welding rod we had around. We let the rod get a good molten puddle going in the center of the broken axle stub and then pushed the electrode straight into the weld puddle stopping the arc. We quickly unclamped the rod and shut the welder off. After allowing the rod to cool we used a slide hammer with a vice-grip attached to the pulling end (This is also a neat and usefull trick / tool I made). I tightly clamped the vice grip to the end of the welding rod and with one good pull of the slide hammer the broken stub popped out still attached to the electrode. The new axle went in fine and everything worked good without removing and disassembling the differential.