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Thread: Course Outline

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    Default Course Outline

    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
    "Setting the Standard"

  2. #2
    Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005


    Looks good Ben. 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.


  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004


    Be sure to post an announcement on this forum when you have the schedule complete.

  4. #4
    Redline Motorsports


    Ben, sounds good and long over due! If you need a place in the Northeast we can use our shop!


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    Redline Motorsports



  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004


    Any updates?

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005


    and the magical word on this is.....

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006


    How about an advanced class in the central states. There is a 101 class in Ill. but not an advanced class.

  9. #9
    EFILive Developer Site Admin Blacky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003


    The first class will probably be held in January 2007. Not sure where though.

    Before asking for help, please read this.

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    Nov 2006


    Any info on pricing and are there going to be any prereqs?



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