Looks at the combustion basics of fuel injection engines and offers information on such topics as VE equation, airflow estimation, setups and calibration, creating timing maps, and auxiliary output controls.
Takes engine-tuning techniques to the next level. It is a must-have for tuners and calibrators and a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make horsepower with a fuel-injected, electronically controlled engine.
A practical guide to modifying and tuning modern electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems, including engine control units (ECUs). The book starts out with plenty of foundational topics on wiring, fuel systems, sensors, different types of ignition systems, and other topics to help ensure the reader understands how EFI Systems work. Next the book builds on that foundation, helping the reader to understand the different options available: Re-tuning factory ECUs, add on piggyback computers, or all out standalone engine management systems. Next Matt and Jerry help the reader to understand how to configure a Standalone EMS, get the engine started, prep for tuning, and tune the engine for maximum power and drivability. Also covered is advice on tuning other functions-- acceleration enrichments, closed loop fuel correction, and more. Finally, the book ends with a number of case studies highlighting different vehicles and the EMS solutions that were chosen for each, helping to bring it all together with a heavy emphasis on how you can practically approach your projects and make them successful!
Author: Matt Cramer
Publisher: HP Trade
Release Date: 2010
A guide to modifying and tuning modern electronic fuel injection (EFI) and electronic control unit (ECU) systems. Includes sections on standalones, an overview of EFI systems components and basic operation, and much more.
Author: Jeff Hartman
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2004-02-13
Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience and a background of more than 1,000 magazine articles on the subject, engine control expert Jeff Hartman explains everything from the basics of engine management to the building of complicated project cars. Hartman has substantially updated the material from his 1993 MBI book Fuel Injection (0-879387-43-2) to address the incredible developments in automotive fuel injection technology from the past decade, including the multitude of import cars that are the subject of so much hot rodding today. Hartman's text is extremely detailed and logically arranged to help readers better understand this complex topic.
Author: Ben Strader
Publisher: S-A Design
Release Date: 2004
If you want to add one of the slick Holley, ACCEL, or Edelbrock fuel-injection systems to your small-block V-8, or if you want get rid of the black cloud behind your Eclipse after your injector and 20G swap -- you need this book. With information in this book, you'll never have to wonder if your tune is just right -- you'll know it. If it isn't -- you can change it.After a description of what programmable EFI offers its users, author Ben Strader (founder and senior instructor of EFI University) gives a detailed account of what you want to accomplish with your EFI system, then shows you how to get there. You'll learn to: define air and fuel requirements based on horsepower and RPM; set up your base fuel and ignition maps to get things up and running fast; tweak your fuel and timing maps for light- and heavy-load situations; and adjust timing for cold-starting or high-boost conditionsIn the second section of Building and Tuning High-Performance Electronic Fuel Injection, Strader gives a detailed description of the systems from 11 respected EFI manufacturers. He helps you weigh the info on cost, features, tunability, and ease of installation between the available systems, so you can find the high-performance aftermarket EFI system that's right for you.
Converting from a carbureted fuel system to electronic fuel injection (EFI) improves the performance, driveability, and fuel economy of any classic vehicle. Through a series of sensors, processors, and wires, it gathers engine and atmospheric information to precisely deliver the correct amount of fuel to your engine. With a carburetor, you must manually adjust and change parts to adapt it to differing conditions and applications. Installing a complete aftermarket EFI system may seem too complex, but it is within your reach by using the clear and easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions. You will be able to confidently install the correct EFI system in your vehicle and enjoy all the benefits. A variety of EFI Systems are currently available--throttle body injection (TBI), multi port fuel injection (MPFI), stack systems, application specific, and special application systems. Author Tony Candela reveals the attributes of each, so you can select the system that's ideal for your car. Author Tony Candela explains in exceptional detail how to install both of these systems. To achieve top performance from an EFI system, it’s not a simple bolt-on and plug-in procedure. This book takes the mystery out of EFI so it’s not a black art but rather a clear working set of parameters. You are shown how to professionally install the injectors into the intake system as well as how to integrate the wiring into the main harness. In addition, each step of upgrading the fuel system to support the EFI is explained. The book also delves into integrating ignition and computer control with these aftermarket systems so you can be out driving rather than struggling with tuning. Turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous applications are also covered. A well-installed and -tuned EFI system greatly improves the performance of a classic V-8 or any engine because the system delivers the correct fuel mixture for every operating condition. Get faster starts, better fuel economy, and crisp efficient performance. In EFI Conversions: How to Swap Your Carb for Electronic Fuel Injection, achieving all these benefits is easily within your reach.
Author: John Baechtel
Publisher: S-A Design
Release Date: 1997
Retrofitting a TPI system to an older engine isn't exactly rocket science, but it does require a good deal of knowledge not only of basic induction systems, but also computerized controls and circuitry. This info-packed manual takes you step-by-step through the fuel injection system and the retrofitting of a TPI system to a typical Chevy small block motor.
Author: Corky Bell
Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated
Release Date: 1997-08-10
Whether youre interested in better performance on the road or extra horsepower to be a winner on the track, this book gives you the knowledge you need to get the most out of your engine and its turbocharger system. Find out what works and what doesnt, which turbo is right for your needs, and what type of set-up will give you that extra boost. Bell shows you how to select and install the right turbo, how to prep your engine, test the systems, and integrate a turbo with EFI or carbureted engine.
The photos in this edition are black and white. "Dyno Testing and Tuning" is the first book to explain the proper testing procedures that everyone should use to get accurate and useful results from either an engine or chassis dyno. Authors Harold Bettes and Bill Hancock, recognized experts in the performance and racing industry, apply their wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver the definitive work on dynamometers and dyno testing. This book will be useful to anyone who wants to squeeze more power out of their car or engine, but should also be required reading for performance shop owners and dyno operators. The book explains how a dyno works, describes what kinds of data a dyno test can produce, and then shows you how to plan a test session that will give you the results you're looking for. You'll learn what to look for in a dyno facility, how to conduct a dyno test and ensure the accuracy and repeatability of your test, and how to troubleshoot any problems that arise. Sample forms and checklists round out what is sure to be an indispensable book for anyone who wants to make the most of their dyno testing.
Ford's 4.6-liter-powered Mustang is the last remaining "classic" muscle car in the world and is incredibly popular with performance enthusiasts. More than 1,000,000 Mustangs have been built since 1996. Covers all 4.6 and 5.4-liter "Modular" motors--Ford's only V8 engine for Mustangs, fullsize cars, and light trucks from 1996 to 2004.
In How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors, best selling author Vizard explains the science, the function, and most importantly, the tuning expertise required to get your Holley carburetor to perform its best for your performance application.