Upcoming Webinars

VW/Audi Crankcase Breather Systems


Topics Covered:

  • Description and Operation
  • Diagnostic Tips
  • Fault Descriptions and TSB's
  • Turbo vs Naturally Aspirated

Instructor: Andrew Gold

Date: Thurs, Jan. 21, 2021

Time: 6:30pm EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Cost: FREE


Past Opus IVS Webinars

GM SPS: Before Your Start

Instructor: Bill Elvy

Topics Covered:

  • How to Properly Prepare the Vehicle for Programming
  • What to do After Performing a Programming
  • Battery Condition and Correct Battery for the System
  • Nominal System Voltage Check
  • Battery Testing
  • Charging and Maintaining Equipment

January 13, 2021

VW/Audi Fuel Systems

Instructor: Andrew Gold

Topics Covered:

  • High and Low Pressure Systems
  • Differences Between External and Internal Fuel Systems
  • Returnless Fuel System
  • E85 Systems with Cold Start Injector
  • Operation & Failure of Components Discussion
    • Transfer Fuel Pump
    • Fuel Pump Control Modules
    • Mechanical Fuel Pump
    • HPFP Pressure Regulating Valve
    • Fuel Injectors

December 16,2021

Advanced Ford Programming

Instructor: Chris Snyder

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Ford PATS Systems
  • Used Module Programming
  • Overwriting As-Built Data
  • Forcing Calibrations
  • Brief Intro to FDRS

December 9, 2021

Intro to Ford Programming

Instructor: Henry Merino

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Ford FJDS Programming Software
  • How to Register and Purchase FJDS Software
  • How to Program and Update a 2010 Ford Expedition
  • How to enter Solenoid Strategy and Body ID on the ​Transmission

November 23,2021

2 Diagnostic Case Studies:

Timing Problem and Crank No Start

Explore two case studies presented by IVS 360 support technicians Chris Martino and Chris Snyder.  These scenarios will help you sharpen your diagnostic skills.  Our techs will explore each case study step-by-step, asking questions and analyzing each other’s techniques and diagnostic process along the way.

Case Study 1: 2005 Mazda RX-8 Crank No Start

Presented by: Chris Snyder

Mazda RX-8s sometimes have issues with crank no start conditions. Mazda has some TSB’s for faster spinning starters, dechoke procedures and compression testing.  But what should you do when none of that seems relevant?

Case Study 2: 2008 Audi S8 - Timing Problem & No Service Information

Presented by: Chris Martino

Come along a strange and exciting journey with an Audi S8 with a timing problem and learn how to persevere over a lack of service information using logical diagnostics and common sense to come to a resolution.

November 17, 2020

Opus IVS BMW Update - June 2020

Instructor: Brian Chaffe, Eric Scharping, Brandon Mathews

Topics Covered:

  • New Software Releases
  • New Chassis Models Added
  • Known Issue Status Review
  • Review of CIP Requirements with Best Recommended Practices
  • Mini JCW Retrofit Coding Solution
  • IHKA LIN Bus Fault Diagnostic Strategy
  • Radiator Shutter Diagnostic Reference

June 3, 2020

ADAS Best Recommended Practices

Instructor: Bob Pattengale

Does your shop have a service plan?

By now most of you are aware of ADAS technology and the potential need for service, repair and calibration. The key question, is your shop prepared to service ADAS systems? In this program you will learn the best recommended practices for servicing ADAS systems and determine if your shop is prepared.

Topics Covered:

  • Understand the difference between Dynamic & Static calibrations
  • Where to find the latest service information
  • Learn how to evaluate your shop environment
  • Review the tools needed for calibration

May 27, 2020


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Stubborn Monitors & Drive Cycles

Instructor: Keith DeFazio

Topics Covered:

  • What is a monitor?
  • Does complete mean good?
  • Why won’t they complete?
  • Forcing them to run and more!

May, 20, 2020

Lab Scope Basic Training

Instructor: Chris Martino

Topics Covered:

  • Installation & Setup
  • Software Usage
  • Buttonology
  • Basic Testing
  • ​​​​​​​Waveform Analysis
May 6, 2020

Opus IVS BMW Update: April 2020

Led by: Brian Chaffe, Branden Mathews, and Eric Scharping

Join Opus IVS' legendary Head of BMW, Brian Chaffe, IVS 360 Technical Support Dynamo, Brandon Mathews, and BMW Technical Training veteran, Eric Scharping, as they discuss what’s new with the latest BMW Software Release for DrivePro ES, DrivePRO, Blue Box, and AssistPlus.

Topics Covered:

  • The latest BMW Software Release for DrivePro ES, DrivePRO, Blue Box, & AssistPlus.
  • Detailed procedure for F and G series programming challenges.
  • The shelter in place guidelines has resulted in many vehicles remaining parked for extended periods and/or used for short trips. We will address some of the service considerations wit Tech Tips and prudent recommendations.
  • The Diagnostic Feedback program will be outlined and launched.
April 29, 2020

Honda Seat Weight Calibration

Instructor: Keith DeFazio

Topics Covered:

  • Purposes of Seat Weight System

  • 20 Years of System Design

  • Demystifying Factory Service Information

  • Manufacturer-Specified Tooling

  • Real World Tooling and Diagnostic Procedures

April 22, 2020

JLR Security Programming

Instructor: Tom Morgan

Topics Covered:

  • What are the “security modules”?
  • NASTF and the importance of licensing
  • Getting your LSID or VSP credential
  • Equipment: pass-thru device
  • JLR Key Programming
  • Legacy Vehicles Key Programming
  • Late Model Key Programming (KVM: Keyless Vehicle Module type)
  • CAN Bus issues for Key Programming

April 15, 2020

DrivePro ES Revealed:

An Extensive Q&A Tackling the Hard Questions

Led by: Kevin FitzPatrick, Mike Szollosi, and Vince Walsh

At Opus IVS, we truly value our customers and understand the importance of transparency, which is why hosting this particular webinar was so important to us. We understand your business is going through a difficult time and we are here to help you through this temporary crisis, so you are prepared to handle the influx of vehicles needing service when it passes.

Opus IVS can help you become the trusted dealer-alternative, with live repair guidance from OE brand-specific master technicians and remote programming services offered through the DrivePro ES.

April 10, 2020

Meet the New DrivePro ES

Instructor: Vince Walsh

Topics Covered:

  • Differences between DrivePRO & DriveProES
  • Initial Setup: W​​​​​​​iFi, Login, & Updates
  • Key Features: Buttonology & User Interface
  • Software: Asian, Domestic, & European coverage
  • DriveRAP: Built-in remote assisted programming
  • IVS 360 Support: Submitting Requests & MobileApp

April 1, 2020