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.
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.
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.
Multi-time author and well-regarded performance engine builder/designer John Baechtel has assembled the relevant mathematics and packaged it all together in a book designed for automotive enthusiasts. This book walks readers through the complete engine, showcasing the methodology required to define each specific parameter, and how to translate the engineering math to hard measurements reflected in various engine parts. Designing the engine to work as a system of related components is no small task, but the ease with which Baechtel escorts the reader through the process makes this book perfect for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional builder.
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.
To extract maximum performance, an engine needs an efficient, well-designed, and properly tuned exhaust system. In fact, the exhaust system's design, components, and materials have a large impact on the overall performance of the engine. Engine builders and car owners need to carefully consider the exhaust layout, select the parts, and fabricate the exhaust system that delivers the best performance for car and particular application. Master engine builder and award-winning writer Mike Mavrigian explains exhaust system principles, function, and components in clear and concise language. He then details how to design, fabricate, and fit exhaust systems to classic street cars as well as for special and racing applications. Air/exhaust-gas flow dynamics and exhaust system design are explained. Cam duration and overlap are also analyzed to determine how an engine breathes in air/fuel, as the exhaust must efficiently manage this burned mixture. Pipe bending is a science as well as art and you’re shown how to effectively crush and mandrel bend exhaust pipe to fit your header/manifold and chassis combination. Header tube diameter and length is taken into account, as well as the most efficient catalytic converters and resonators for achieving your performance goals. In addition, Mavrigian covers the special exhaust system requirements for supercharged and turbocharged systems. When building a high-performance engine, you need a high-performance exhaust system that’s tuned and fitted to that engine so you can realize maximum performance. This comprehensive book is your guide to achieving ultimate exhaust system performance. It shows you how to fabricate a system for custom applications and to fit the correct prefabricated system to your car. No other book on the market is solely dedicated to fabricating and fitting an exhaust system in high-performance applications.
Author: Graham Bell
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
Release Date: 2002-04-01
First published in 1989 as Tuning New Generation Engines, this best-selling book has been fully updated to include the latest developments in four-stroke engine technology in the era of pollution controls, unleaded and low-lead petrol, and electronic management systems. It explains in non-technical language how modern engines can be modified for road and club competition use, with the emphasis on power and economy, and how electronic management systems and emission controls work.