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June 18th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Here is a look at the course outline for the EFILive training course.

While a lot of it is a basic look at how to operate the software, some time will also be spent on general tuning theory like: how to choose an A/F ratio, how to properly tune the ignition timing, why road tuning cannot match the performance of dyno tuning, etc.

We will look briefly at how some of the tables work, like the "VE" table, but the course is ABSOLUTELY NOT an engineering look at how the inner workings of a GM PCM work.

This is not an advanced level workshop for guys who have been long-time users of EFILive and are looking for engineering level answers to problems.

If you want to know how and why an engine works, and how to tune it, (using EFILive) then the course is for you.

We plan to release a schedule with various dates around the USA in the next week or so.

I. Introduction to EFILive FlashScan
a) What is it
b) What can it do

II. Installing the software

III. Scan Tool

IV. Connecting to the vehicle

V. Selecting PIDs

VI. Configuring the dashboard, and charts

VII. Creating MAPS for data collection
a) Selecting data
b) Setting up axis’
c) Setting filters

VIII. Collecting the data during operation
a) On the street
b) On the dyno
c) Black-Box logging
1) Set up
2) Collecting
3) Extracting data from Black Box

IX. Bi-Directional Controls
a) Control panel
b) Idle Air Control
c) Cylinder Balance Test
d) CKP Learn
e) Changing VIN’s

X. Tuning Tool

XI. Reading the calibration from the ECU

XII. Saving to a file or folder

XIII. Table definitions
a) Fuel tables
1) Main VE Table
2) PE Modifiers / EQ Ratios
3) Closed Loop
b) Ignition Tables
1) High Octane
2) Low Octane
3) Using Spark to Control Idle
c) Idle control Tables
d) MAF Tables
e) Rev Limiters

XIV. Making Changes to Calibrations
a) Entering changes manually
b) Using the %, +/-, and # tools
c) Smoothing cells
d) Filling cells with linear data
e) Moving forwards and backwards in calibrations
f) Saving current file
g) Saving new file
h) Sending to the PCM

XV. Using data from the Scan Tool
a) Copy special
b) Paste special
c) BEN Factor

XVI. Miscellaneous Functions
a) Speedometer Calibration
b) Tire size calculator
c) Configuring display units
d) File compare functions
e) Modification summary
f) Table Search function

XVII. Installing a Custom Operating system
a) Which version is right for you?
b) Step by Step
c) Things to watch our

XVIII. Understanding Fuel and ignition requirements
a) Selecting the proper A/F ratios
1) Idle
2) Cruise
3) Power
b) Getting the correct timing
1) Knock Retard Count
2) Knock retard Amount
3) Proper Dyno Calibration

XIX. Proper Dyno Tuning Procedures
a) Strapping
b) Driving safety
1) Vehicle control
2) Using the Brakes
3) Using the clutch to prevent over-running the engine
4) Circle of Awareness
c) Thought process for tuning from beginning to end

June 18th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Looks good Ben. :rockon: Like I said in the past, I'll definitely attend even though it won't count as credit for the 101 class. I'll keep a look out on the website for when you'll have the first class down in SD.


June 20th, 2006, 03:22 AM
Be sure to post an announcement on this forum when you have the schedule complete.

Redline Motorsports
June 21st, 2006, 01:05 PM
Ben, sounds good and long over due! If you need a place in the Northeast we can use our shop!


Redline Motorsports
July 23rd, 2006, 01:11 PM

October 4th, 2006, 02:07 AM
Any updates?

October 6th, 2006, 03:59 AM
and the magical word on this is.....

November 18th, 2006, 12:25 PM
How about an advanced class in the central states. There is a 101 class in Ill. but not an advanced class. :frown:

November 18th, 2006, 02:47 PM
The first class will probably be held in January 2007. Not sure where though.


November 24th, 2006, 10:47 AM
Any info on pricing and are there going to be any prereqs?



November 24th, 2006, 12:15 PM
The only pre-requisites for the class are general understanding of how engines work and the tuning process.

The class will focus mainly on how to install, setup and use the EFI Live software, not necessarily much on what AFR's and Ignition timing values your combination should have. That's what the EFI-101 class is for.

I'll post a schedule and price structure next week!


November 25th, 2006, 01:55 AM

I have already talked to the wifeage about attending the EFI-101 class and have her concurrence.

Thanks again.



December 13th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Any updates? I have signed up for the 101 class in Jan. but am interested in the EFIlive class.

January 3rd, 2007, 07:49 AM

Redline Motorsports
January 3rd, 2007, 09:31 AM
Glad someone woke up this post!

Any new activity boys???

I took both EFI101 and the advancd class a couple years ago. Would love to see a EFI class dedicated to Live!

Ben, if this is starting to move I again can offer a place if needed. Chad (black02ss) and I can host the whole thing! Right Chad!!!


January 4th, 2007, 01:31 AM
I am patiently awaiting as well. :)

October 5th, 2016, 02:13 PM
what does this coarse cost?amendez6969@gmail.com

October 5th, 2016, 08:18 PM
what does this coarse cost?amendez6969@gmail.comYou have to go here:

"Setting the Standard"
www.efi101.com (http://www.efi101.com)

August 30th, 2022, 03:44 AM
We need to do another of these courses.

November 18th, 2022, 05:39 PM
does the above site work? after clicking "order now" nothing happens.

November 19th, 2022, 02:53 PM
does the above site work? after clicking "order now" nothing happens.

I don't know if EFI University are still running EFI courses. You'd need to contact them directly to find out.

Black LS1 T/A
January 19th, 2023, 06:39 AM
I messaged them. They still teach EFI courses, but not software tuning tool specific. I hope they don't mind me quoting them:

We do not offer any manufacturer specific training for reflash of OEM ECU’s such as EFILive, HPTuners, Cobb, SCT, etc

Our focus is more about engine tuning with EFI to be applied to any type of efi system installed on any engine type.

We cover the fundamentals of engine theory with regards to the how and why of choosing a fuel type, Lambda, air fuel ratio and spark timing affect a given engine type and what differences need to be accounted for during the tuning process.

We also cover all the systems and components and review tables and their manipulation for achieving best engines performance.

We create a path for a learner to use their calculator and the formulas in the class to build tables and maps from scratch and load them into their chosen brand of software. As it would be impossible to cover the specific use of every brand of computer on the market, we choose to remain brand agnostic and instead, focus on the how and why’s that can be applied to any system.

July 25th, 2023, 08:12 PM
Can someone give me the contact information of this school's admissions office.

Black LS1 T/A
July 26th, 2023, 12:29 AM
Can someone give me the contact information of this school's admissions office.

Here you go:

EFI University <info@efi101.com>
Your EFI University Team
"The Global Benchmark for High Performance Engine Calibration Training"
www.efi101.com (http://www.efi101.com/)