Torque Factor - Episode 2: Paul Baltusis on OBD-II Mode $06

Feb. 17, 2020
Paul Baltusis, an OBD-II systems engineer retired from Ford Motor Company after 37 years, discusses diagnostics using OBD-II Mode $06 on variable valve timing.

This episode of Torque Factor, featured guest Paul Baltusis discusses OBD-II and Mode $06. 

  • Recalls: 19V-654 – Nissan 2018-2019 model year vehicles. Back up camera disablement; NTB20V-012 – Toyota Lexus vehicles. Premature fuel pump failure, fuel pump impeller properties issue. 
  • Case study: Diagnostic Network demonstrates how voltage drop testing was used to identify and solve multiple symptoms on a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette.
  • Education: Steve Ford, the “Car Guy,” goes in depth on identifying and relating to the next generation of industry professionals, as well as offers some interesting suggestions on making progress.
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