Engine Management: Advanced Tuning

Engine Management: Advanced Tuning

by Greg Banish
Engine Management: Advanced Tuning

Engine Management: Advanced Tuning

by Greg Banish


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As tools for tuning modern engines have become more powerful and sophisticated in recent years, the need for in-depth knowledge of engine management systems and tuning techniques has grown. Tuning engines can be a mysterious art, all engines need a precise balance of fuel, air, and timing in order to reach their true performance potential.

This book explains how the EFI system determines engine operation and how the calibrator can change the controlling parameters to optimize actual engine performance. Engine Management: Advanced Tuning 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.

Author Greg Banish is a calibration engineer with extensive aftermarket performance calibration experience. He has a BSME from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University). With over a thousand unique calibrations performed over five years, he has worked with enthusiasts and OEMs alike to improve the performance and driving behavior of a wide range of vehicles.

The book contains detailed equations, graphs, and illustrations. Also included are valuable and practical examples, including real-world examples based upon the author's experience that will help more advanced readers apply this new information to situations that are commonly seen during calibration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932494426
Publisher: CarTech
Publication date: 04/10/2007
Series: Performance How-To Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 236,414
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Greg Banish is an experienced automotive engineer, trainer, and consultant who lives near Detroit, Michigan. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from GMI (now Kettering University) in 1999. With more than two decades of experience as an OEM calibration engineer, he released OEM calibrations for millions of vehicles after spending endless hours in the test labs and on development trips in the harshest of conditions. A true industry insider, he was responsible for many of the values seen inside the ECU by technicians and tuners on those vehicles. Over the years, his duties included base engine mapping, torque control, diagnostics, vehicle emissions, and hybrid-vehicle fuel-economy calibration.

Table of Contents

About the Author

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Basics
4 Cycles of an Engine
Air and Fuel

Chapter 3: The Goold Ol’ Days
Cam Timing

Chapter 4: Taking Measure
Throttle Position
Coolant Temperature
Air-Inlet Temperature
Manifold-Surface Temperature
Mass Air Flow
Manifold Pressure
Barometric Pressure
Crank/Cam Position
Rail Pressure
System Voltage
Oxygen Sensors
Knock Sensors

Chapter 5: Outputs
Fuel Injectors
Fuel Pump
Throttle/ETC/Fly by Wire
Idle Air Control
Runner Controls
Cam Controls
Boost Control

Chapter 6: “The Recipe”
Modeling Airflow
Mass Air Flow
Speed Density
Fuel Delivery
Picking a Ratio
Transients and Modifiers
Correction Factors

Chapter 7: Ignition
Burn Rate
“Blancing the Players”

Chapter 8: Data Logging
Know Your Load

Chapter 9: Getting into the Zip Code
Mass Air Flow Modeling
MAF Scaling
Speed Density Airflow Modeling
Spark Advance

Chapter 10: Settling Down

Chapter 11: More Power

Chapter 12: Polising a Sculpture
Integrating Fuel Maps
Integrating Spark maps
Tip-In Ignition
Closing the Loop (or not?)
Choosing Cam/Runner Timing
Choosing a Shift Point
Almost Done

Chapter 13: Forced Induction
Centrifugal Superchargers
Positive Displacement Superchargers
Nitrous Oxide

Chapter 14: Conclusion
Appendix A: Ford Tuning
Appendix B: GM Tuning
Appendix C: Standalone EFI Systems
Accel DFI
Electromotive TEC3r
Appendix D: INCA OEM Calibration Tool
Appendix E: External Controllers
Electronic Ignition Boxes
VAFC/MAF Adjusters
Piggyback Controllers
Auxiliary Injector Control
Hobbs Switches
Mechanical Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulators
Manual Boost Controllers and Wastegates
Exhaust Cutouts

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