EngineInsight® – A Software To Check Engine Health
The concept of EngineInsight® was designed around the fact that various engine systems like the forced induction system, coolant system, fuel system, the block compression pressure etc. need to be assessed to give an authentic health condition of a vehicle’s most important and expensive unit – the engine. Poor engine inspections result in the circulation of high tail-pipe emission cars and this only compounds the rising air pollution problem, not to mention a dent in the customer’s wallet because of high fuel consumption and premature component failure. A test-drive or a cursory check for any tell-tale signs of trouble in the engine bay is just not good enough.
The logic is simple. If the various engine systems are not performing as per manufacturer-specified standards, then the car is not up to the mark. EngineInsight checks the vehicle’s engine systems and reports back immediately after a guided drive. This process is quick, low-cost and can easily be deployed. EngineInsight brings to car businesses, garages and even the RTOs engine health check capability never seen before.
For Business – Prognostics, Not Diagnostics!
EngineCAL’s patent pending ecosystem brings Automobile & OEM style engine analysis processes to the Aftermarket for cutting-edge diagnostics to quantify the wear & the tear of an engine. By studying the engine parameters of an automobile, the accurate measure of the level of deterioration of the engine is now a reality. This deterioration has a bearing in fuel consumption, engine component life and the all-important, air quality. EngineCAL’s sophisticated prognostics caps tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption. Putting the results of these complex logs into a form which can be easily assimilated is the core function of the EngineInsight® concept.
EngineInsight® can also be deployed for the process of re-sale where price is currently set based on the market value for that genre of car, manufacturing year and kilometers run. A cursory glance at the exterior and interior conditions combined with the factors mentioned above may not always be the right way to arrive at a fair value for the car. Without taking the ‘actual’ engine health into account there can never really be a fair evaluation. Afterall, the engine is the most vital part of the car and also the most expensive.
For the first time, a scientific, reliable and efficient method to check the health of an Aftermarket car engine, without expensive test equipment, is available to Service Centers, Garages and Second-Hand Car Companies etc.
Engine CAN Data, NOT DTCs
Unique prognostics based tests for passenger cars & 2-wheelers
Constantly Pushing The Envelope
The Idle Test feature was specially designed for our Customers requiring near immediate turnaround time and also for when traffic conditions may not be conducive for Drive Tests
Prognostics In Everyone’s Reach
A wide array of tests combined with a form factor such that it may be used easily by anyone around the world, is the core mission of the EngineInsight® product.
EngineInsight® Prognostics Health Report
If evaluated solely with a test-drive, the car would have been quite likely given a good rating as the drive witnessed good engine performance and there were no apparent signs of issues in the engine bay. At least from the Turbocharger perspective a manual check would not have caught an issue unless an expert mechanic would have conducted it. An overboost issue has its tell-tale signs but only to an experienced technician. Infact, an amateur technician may deem this car excellent considering a turbo in its early stages of over-boost belies the creeping-in axial play with more than good WOT boost performance.
EngineInsight® further caught a possible partially clogged pneumatic EGR valve and accordingly recommended certain remedial action.
A Field Case
A field case (Car Service Center), the technician used EngineInsight® to cut investigation time, quantify drop in performance and explain the issue to the car owner. It is to be noted that the engine ECU did not catch any fault. No stored or current DTCs were present. The performance deterioration was attributed to the turbocharger. Eva can differentiate a turbo issue from other engine issues albeit similar/overlapping symptoms like blunted engine torque, above normal smoke etc. A deterioration in engine compression can lead to drop in combustion pressure which in turn can affect exhaust energy. This has a direct impact on the boost pressure. But this does not mean the turbo is a problem. In this case, however, the turbo was indeed a problem as can be seen in the AI generated comments. Once the repair was carried out EngineInsight® was used to test the vehicle. The report reflects the restored performance of the powertrain which can be easily assimilated from the data log which the Cloud based AI receives from the smart phone/tablet based application.
EngineCAL’s AI was built with a deep understanding of powertrains and the pragmatic anticipation of incessantly evolving powertrain technology. EngineInsight® is being constantly updated for new type of vehicles globally.
The Process Of Generating An Engine Health Report
Take a look at the easy steps of generating a quick engine health report for any OBDII compliant car
Add a CarAdd the appropriate car to be tested
Select the type of testA full throttle test generates the most accurate Health Report
Start TestOnce added, press Start to begin the test
Establish ConnectionEnsure ignition is ON and device is inserted properly
Switch off all accessoriesPreparation for idle test
Crank EngineCrank in neutral gear
Full throttle conditionsOnly start full throttle driving once engine warms up
Post Drive CheckAfter the drive, pull over to the side of the road whenever possible
Let the engine idleRelease pedal and clutch and let the engine idle without interruptions
Evaluation CompleteAll tests complete, please find the report in your mailbox.