What is Automotive Borescope and How To Use Engine Borescope?

Automotive endoscope function and the testing procedures of engine borescope

What is an Automotive Borescope and how engine borescope works?

Car borescope is actually one type of industrial endoscopes. We can also call it an engine borescope or automotive inspection camera. One kind of automotive borescope is the engine borescope. The engine borescope plays a very important role in the field of automobile maintenance. what does an engine borescope do? Simply speaking, a car borescope is one kind of auto inspection camera that detects and views the internal parts of a car. Generally speaking, many auto repair shops and 4S shops now use automotive borescope. Some of the most secret parts of the car are difficult to observe with the naked eye during maintenance. So it is necessary to use the engine borescope for cars to monitor the inside of the car. By using auto borescope we can find the problems in the car, such as the carbon deposit of the engine and the dirty case of the air conditioner. The engine borescope is useful for both inspection and repair.

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Automotive videoscope is designed specifically for the automotive manufacturing and maintenance industries. It is also be called automotive borescope. The automotive inspection camera is mainly used for detecting and diagnosing frequent problems with cars. The engine borescope can detect wear, carbon deposits, blockages of automobile engines, cylinders. The automotive borescope can also detect the problems in the fuel pipes, engines, mufflers, conveyor systems, differentials, water tanks, fuel tanks, gearboxes, etc. The automotive camera scope greatly reduces the repair time and cost. Engine borescope also avoids damage caused by multiple disassembly and assembly of the machine. Engine borescope or automotive borescope also greatly demonstrates its positive effects on the cleaning and maintenance of car engines.

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The automotive endoscope test procedure

1. We need to understand the internal structure of the car before we use the automotive borescope. The first step is to check the specific content and location with the help of engine borescope. We can follow the procedures of the automotive borescope to expand the relevant link instruments and check the power supply.

2. Engine borescope can select the appropriate probe of the automotive borescope to enter the internal components of the vehicle to be tested. Before the test, it should be clear that obstacles, burrs, etc. in the channel may hinder and inspect the object of the probe.

Care should be taken during the inspection process to ensure that the probe of the automotive borescope reaches the specified part smoothly. If the probe encounters obvious resistance during the propulsion process, it should stop moving forward immediately. The probe should be slow when it exists. If it is stuck, it should not be pulled hard to avoid damage to the workpiece or probe.

The captured image can be photographed and recorded during the detection process, which is convenient for later processing and analysis.
After the test is completed, the probe of the automotive borescope should be cleaned and the instrument site cleaned as required.


The feature of yateks articulating automotive borescope and engine borescope

1. Simple, flexible, compact, and the engine inspection scope is easy to carry. The tube of the automotive borescope is soft and small. It is particularly noteworthy that the tube of the engine inspection scope  is very flexible. So the car engine inspection camera can reach any hidden parts that need to be inspected.

2. The automotive borescope is intuitive and accurate, and easy to implement. The engine borescope can detect the damage of internal components as early as possible. The engine borescope inspection is facilitating the exclusion of safety hazards in the germination stage greatly. The operation of the automotive inspection camera and engine inspection scope  is very simple. You needn’t worry about how to use a engine inspection scope .

3. The compactness, portability, and mobility of the automotive borescope itself can reduce the work intensity and improve work efficiency.

4. With the help of engine inspection scope ,the repair cost is reduced a lot, and the damage caused by multiple disassembly and assembly of the machine parts is avoided.
Use of car endoscopes

Automotive borescopes are mainly used to inspect automobile manufacturing and maintenance, precision machining, petrochemical, military manufacturing, small apertures in small equipment, internal conditions of small gaps, wear of mechanical gear parts, looseness, and quality inspection of grease pump.


Application of Industrial Endoscope in Automobile Inspection and Repair

Industrial endoscopes include automotive borescope are new high-tech products designed and produced according to the inspection requirements of the inner surfaces of straight pipes such as petrochemicals, industrial machinery, electrical and electronic industries, and aerospace. Engine inspection scope  are also widely used in the automobile production and maintenance industry.

In the cleaning and maintenance of car engines, car endoscopes or automotive borescope are also a good helper. The diagnosis of valve carbon deposits has always been a problem in the automotive repair industry. Generally speaking, there are two diagnostic methods in professional repair shops.

1. Traditional disassembly method

What would happend if we don’t use the car engine inspection camera to check the engine. That is, take the engine apart and check if there is a carbon deposit. This is intuitive but time-consuming and laborious, and no matter what components are disassembled once, automotive borescope will affect its performance more or less, reducing its service life.

2. Car endoscopy

Remove the spark plug or the injector and use an endoscope to observe the degree of carbon deposits on the valve. The main feature of automotive borescope is that the formation and combustion process of the mixture in the combustion chamber and the working state of the cylinder, the gas valve and the piston crown at high temperature can be observed under the working condition of the engine, and the above image is identified by the crank angle by a high-speed camera. Record it. At the same time, automotive borescope can be connected to a computer and can be called, slow-released, partially enlarged and interpreted at a certain time by means of corresponding image processing software. This visualization technique is not only a good assistant for automotive design and development but also a tool for automotive technical training and teaching.

Articulating engine borescope has been widely recognized by users in the auto repair industry, and its simple and flexible operation is an indispensable test and diagnostic tool in the auto repair industry.

Yateks Optoelectronic Industrial Endoscope or automotive borescope integrates light, electricity, and image. N series video industrial endoscope is equipped with a high-resolution color image, which makes the image clearer, allowing the operator to use high-definition color images to observe the suspected points and faults. The part uses a unique image software processing system to freeze, enlarge, and analyze, greatly improving the accuracy of determining the fault location of the car.

3. engine borescope can check the piston and spark plug carbon 

The carbon deposit check can be judged by “disintegration”, that is, disassembling the car engine or observing the feedback voltage change, but these two methods have higher professional requirements, and using the car endoscope or automotive borescope to check the car engine, it can pass the spark plug hole or spray The nozzle can directly observe various faults inside the cylinder.

To inspect the piston and spark plug carbon

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4.the inner wall in the exhaust pipe of the automotive borescope

Checking the real shot of the exhaust pipe, it is obvious that there is a slight welding hole in the exhaust pipe wall.

5. Auto parts testing with the engine borescope

It is obvious that there is a tiny welding hole in the exhaust pipe of the automotive borescope wall.

Detect whether there are cracks, pigmentation, etc. inside the auto parts. The measured hole is bent. The minimum diameter is 4MM, which cannot be directly observed.


6.The automotive borescope is used for Automotive casting inspection

In the inspection of automobile castings, it is mainly to check the internal impurities and trachoma of the product.

Automotive casting inspection

7.Engine cylinder

Engine cylinder

8.engine exhaust catalytic converter detection

Figure 6 is Yatai Optoelectronics HIE high-definition video endoscope or called automotive borescope in the Dongfeng Automotive Technology Center to detect the exhaust catalytic converter

9. cylinder head detection

The foundry inspects the cylinder head of the cylinder for internal flaw detection to determine whether it is qualified.


In addition, automotive endoscopes can also be used in gearbox inspection, water tank, fuel tank inspection, fuel injection hole detection, etc.

Therefore, the automotive borescope is not only an artifact for car owners to understand the condition of the car, but also a new generation of maintenance tools for non-destructive testing of vehicles in the field of vehicle maintenance.

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