Pop Tester


Don't expect to walk away from this course without some grease on your hands.  The advanced 2 day class is designed for students who really wish to understand their engine and different troubleshooting techniques.


You must have completed the 1 Day Basic Diesel Engine Maintenance class. 

Upon Completion:

You will understand the techniques used to debug an engine that will not start.  The problems with the engines will be divided between mechanical and electrical, so you will have a couple of hours experience using a multieter so trace the electrical issues.

Starting Dates:

The 2019 sessions set up at this time are - Friday, February 22, August 2, and November 8.  If neither of these dates work, please send us an email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will try to set up a class that will work for you.


Getting Started:

  • After you have registered, you will receive an automated email with instructions on where and when the class is being held.
  • The class will be held at our shop location, 11726 Shaffer Place, Unit 606, close to C470 and Ken Caryl Parkway in Littleton, Colorado.
  • We typically handout all course material at the class.


  • All tools, gloves and safety gear.
  • We will supply coffee & water, pastries for breakfast & pizza or sandwiches for lunch.


$260.00 each
                    Per person

To Register:

Please follow this link - Store/Diesel Engine Maintenance Courses.

General Description:

 You will break down into small groups of 4 to 5 students, each group working on a different engine, find and repair problems with a diesel engine that will not start and / or run properly.

Troubleshooting topics will include;

failure to crank,
engine not starting,
engine overheating,
engine not heating domestic hot water,
why it is so important to watch the smoke,
runaway engine,
hydrostatic lock,
transmission linkages,

Maintenance & Repair Topics will include;

completely rebuilding & servicing the cooling system, including totally disassembling the heat exchanger,
adjusting valve clearances,
testing injector spray patterns,
service/replacing an injector, including adding additional shims
check engine timing,
adjust engine idle & no load wide open throttle

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