Engine Management: Advanced Tuning by Greg BanishEngine Management: Advanced Tuning by Greg Banish

Engine Management: Advanced Tuning

byGreg Banish

Paperback | April 10, 2007

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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 Tuningtakes 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.

Greg Banish is a powertrain calibration engineer for one of the world's largest auto manufacturers where his daily routine includes reviewing engine performance and emissions data using the latest in industry technologies. He also operates Calibrated Success, Inc. (http://www.calibratedsuccess.com), a consulting and training firm where...
Title:Engine Management: Advanced TuningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 inPublished:April 10, 2007Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1932494421

ISBN - 13:9781932494426

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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 
The FMU 
Manual Boost Controllers and Wastegates 
Exhaust Cutouts