BATHURST 12 HOUR HOSTS ADVANCED TRAINING BY OPUS IVS
Opus IVS Powered by Autologic Advanced Theory and Practical Training was held over three-days during the popular event
During the recent Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, a special three-day Opus IVS Powered by Autologic Advanced Theory and Practical Training event was held.
On the first day, delegates from all around the country attended the TAFE NSW Bathurst Campus while days two and three were conducted at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour itself from the OpusIVS Pit Garage Suite.
OpusIVS trainers focused on BMW M-series, Mercedes AMG, Volkswagen and Audi R and RS and Jaguar R vehicles as well as EV and PHEV systems including practical on-vehicle training. In the BMW M-series course, delegates learned a brief history on the M-series cars as well as technical information and common faults on the S variant engines fitted to all M cars from BMW. For Mercedes the course followed a similar structure with a history on the Mercedes AMG vehicles along with common faults and technical training for AMG engine variants.
Joe and Joey Vasile of Auto Trans Australia, a leading transmission specialist based in Sydney, shared their knowledge of both six and seven speed DSG transmissions from the VAG range of vehicles. The course detailed how to identify common faults, how to understand the cause of the fault and how to adapt to the vehicle after repair.
In the superb facilities of the Opus IVS Pit Garage Suite, delegates enjoyed a session learning about the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology, a future technology Opus IVS says we are likely to see more of as it becomes more available in coming years.
Delegates also enjoyed plenty of networking while enjoying the catering on offer with plenty of other activities including a talk from Aussie Racing Cars driver Reece Chapman from Great Lakes Automotive in Forster, NSW. Reece talked about his experience of using the Autologic legacy products, and the very latest DrivePRO, at his workshop on a daily basis to quickly identify faults on the predominantly European vehicles they see coming through the workshop. Delegates were then taken on a tour of the Aussie Racing Cars paddock area.
Other activities included a podium tour and six lucky delegates won the opportunity for a hot lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a Mercedes AMG sports car. However, a highlight of the weekend was the grid walk early on Sunday morning, prior to the 12-hour race.
Those behind the event said there was simply no better way to enjoy a weekend of training and networking than to share the experience at the OpusIVS Pit Garage suite during the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. The organising team sends its thanks to Nigel White and John Ewing and the team at TAFE NSW (Bathurst Campus) as well as Supercars for their help in organising the event.
New ‘Getting to Grips with Diagnostics’ training announced by Opus IVS powered by Autologic
Opus IVS Aus/NZ says it will continue to deliver top class training throughout 2020. One of the biggest issues faced when operating in today’s modern workshop is how to handle the complex vehicles that pass-through the door each day. Traditional fault diagnosis can be very time consuming and may lead to misdiagnosis, poor workshop efficiency and worst of all, many non-chargeable hours spent on the job.
Opus IVS says its “Getting to Grips with Diagnostics” training has been designed to provide workshop technicians with a quick and efficient guide from fault diagnosis all the way through to resolution, using the DrivePRO diagnostic tool and the Autologic PicoScope product.
“Getting to Grips with Diagnostics” will run at different venues through Australia and NZ throughout 2020.
For further information and dates, please visit https://au.autologic.com/autologic-training/seminars