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    EFILive Reseller ringram's Avatar
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    Default Beginners guide to tuning

    Hi all,

    After discussing with the head honcho's it appears that nothing yet exists for newbee's to get into tuning other than to spend a few months at the keyboard reading up on old posts, posting new questions etc.

    Therefore I intend to undertake the mamouth task of writting up a guide.

    I just wanted to see if anyone else had started down the track, so I dont reinvent the wheel.

    In fact if anyone is keen to help and do a chapter or two please let me know.

    I have some ideas for distribution which might make it worth putting some extra effort in.

    Anyway here is my first take at the chapters.


    Index 1
    Introduction 1
    What do I need to know before I start? 2
    How my engine works 2
    How my GM Engine Control Module handles things 2
    What I can do with the Engine Control Module 2
    Tune for performance 2
    Tune for economy 2
    Tune for driveability 2
    Tune for emissions 2
    Tools of the trade 2
    EFILive flashscan 2
    Wideband controller 2
    Dynometer 3
    Exhaust gas analyser 3
    Ok, so where do I start tuning? 3
    Backup the current tune 3
    Log, log and log to monitor and establish engine baseline 3
    Fuelling 3
    Volumetric efficiency 3
    Power Enrichment 3
    Opening and Closing the loop 3
    Spark Ignition 3
    Other fun things to change 3
    Fans 3
    RPM Limits 3
    Throttle modifiers (Cracker, Follower) 3
    Idle control & transition 3
    Automatic transmission 4
    Ok, I want to know more 4
    Books 4
    Internet 4
    Stock tunes 4

    Let me know your thoughts.
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    IMO this is a great idea.. I want to learn how to do this.. I've had EFILive for over a year now and havent really gotten serious about tuning anything (yet, when my Typhoon is together it will be a handful).. The '02 Silverado I have has had nothing but small tweaks here and there to familiarize myself with the software.. I know a little bit about it but I'd had to see the frustration level of a completed project thats awaiting a decent tune to maximize performance.

    I'd really like to see this completed and think it could be a HUGE asset for EFILive if its completed in a professional manner thats easy to understand !

    Todd

    1993 BMW 325is <- For Sale
    2003 Silverado LS 4x4 <--- you want to autocross what?
    2005 Avalanche 5.3L LS(EFI Live tuned) <-- my gas hog running on e85 3+ years now
    2012 Subaru Outback (wife's daily)

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    Ringram,
    That'll be great, good work, we'll help you proof read, etc.
    Cheers

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    This is a great idea!
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    10 4, Mission commenced..
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    let me know when you get to idle tooning... i should have a pretty good contribution.

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    Heres a little primer that I put onto my website http://www.chipmaster.com.au/Tuning.htm

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    The ultimate noble project!

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    Up to 10 pages and counting....
    Nice bit of info Dan.

    Thanks guys, might PM some of you once first draft is done to help beat the sucker out.
    Get EFILive in europe (http://www.efilive.eu).
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    2014 VF SV LS3 Maloo.

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