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03-01-2009, 05:46 PM
I'm trying to learn as much as possible about tuning fuel injected vehicles.
What is the best way to learn? What are some of the best resources for information on tuning? Any books you recommend?
I just ordered Maximum Boost by Corky Bell and I also ordered How To Tune & Modify Engine Management Systems by Jeff Hartman here's the link for info on that book: http://www.themotorbookstore.com/engine1.html
Any info you can provide to help me learn would be greatly appreciated!
03-01-2009, 09:10 PM
Only tune other ppls cars that way you don't have to walk to work :D
But seriously start out with small adjustments with a known safe base map and always use a wideband 02 sensor and a knock sensor. Other then that its just experience and knowing the limits of each motor and taking in to account the mods the motor has installed. Books are good but like everything else you cant learn it all from them and like all other car stuff u will learn a lot just doing it.
03-01-2009, 10:23 PM
03-01-2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks! I need to find myself a crappy project to tune, maybe a rusted out crx that I can junkyard turbo and play with tuning on.
03-01-2009, 11:37 PM
Get a free copy of Crome software. Get familiar with the tables and how to alter them.
There are alot of maps you can play with. There is a link for it but I forgot what it is.
Your thinking for wanting to learn how to tune is very common now a days. Alot of street tuners are evolvingThe evo and subaru guys are spoiled with a really good free software called ecuflash. Its gonna make you want to buy an Evo or Subaru just so you can play with it.
When you're ready to start, invest in an emulator and a paid version of crome and you can start tuning live. Rent a dyno and learn how to use it.
03-02-2009, 12:34 AM
ill echo the above, pgmfi.org
03-02-2009, 11:48 AM
www.moates.net - this guy has a lot of the equipment you'd need
www.xenocron.com - another equipment/info site
03-02-2009, 12:24 PM
efi 101 is pretty common.
03-03-2009, 04:07 PM
ask nicely to sit in a on a tuning session with an experienced tuner. if the engine likes what you are doing tq goes up. watch the afr's, read the plugs, and have fun.
03-03-2009, 04:38 PM
This is a great site also I used it for years right up until I got the K series. Great info great ppl and very knowledgeable! Recommended!!!
03-03-2009, 04:44 PM
I'll be getting my car tuned and I'm going to take notes/pay attention and I'll be going with my friends when they get their cars tuned(500 hp talon, h22 civic, maybe a few others) so I should get a general idea of what's going on then I'll be reading and researching A LOT.
That EFI 101 class looks sweet, if I could get a few people to roadtrip out there with me I'd take it for sure. Too bad I can't find a class like that in MN.
03-03-2009, 07:53 PM
There has been discussion about MSU adding a tuning class, but I haven't heard any details on it.
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