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.
"In Engine Management: Advanced Tuning, author and calibration engineer Greg Banish provides the reader with the insight required to understand and tune modern EFI systems." -Hemmings Muscle Machines, reviewed by Terry McGean, April 2007
"If you are willing to spend the time learning the technology this will be a great book for your library." -Performance in Motion, August/September 2007, reviewed by Bob McJannett
"It will help you make sense of the 'brain(s)' your car has, and how to get it to 'think' better in terms of better performance and/or more efficient operation." -Corvette Fever, August 2008, reviewed by Scott Ross
"I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about building or modifying a car the right way." -Classic & Performance Automotive Online, reviewed by Ryan King, September 2008
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 he works with some of the top names in the performance industry and teaches classes across the country. Greg holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with an automotive specialty from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University). He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Throughout his career, he has worked with a wide variety of control systems and performed countless aftermarket calibrations, including many demo vehicles for trade shows and race teams. He remains involved in the performance industry today, providing EFI calibration and consulting services to shops and performance equipment manufacturers. He also hosts seminars on EFI tuning ranging from basic to software-specific advanced courses. Greg is also an avid road racing enthusiast and enjoys instructing at open track events.