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Engine Management Advanced Tuning
Engine Management Advanced Tuning

Here’s where much of this started.  After a formal engineering education and several years of running a high performance business, it became time to put some of the lessons I learned down in writing in an effort to speed up the learning curve for others.  The resulting text later became my first book, “Engine Management: Advanced Tuning“.  My publisher picked the title, not me, but the content was all mine. In this book, the reader will find many of the universal truths of electronic fuel injection that stand the test of time.

Engine Management : Advanced Tuning has been adopted by many automotive programs at the high school and junior college level as one of the texts they use to train the next generation of technicians. As an enthusiast, it will give you insights directly from an OEM calibration engineer who does this for a living at the highest level with practical examples that you can apply to your own project.

Find your copy in either paperback or digital format on Amazon or include it in your next order from Summit Racing Equipment.

High Performance Fuel Injection Systems
High Performance Fuel Injection Systems

With many great reviews and demand for more from both the publisher and fans, I wrote the second book with a greater focus on the speed density systems that are commonly seen in many standalone ECUs. “Designing and Tuning High-Performance Fuel Injection Systems” gives the enthusiast a thoughtful walk through what could otherwise be an intimidating topic. Again, the publisher chose the title, but I was given free reign on content. Naturally, the science had to drive the discussion, so it gave me a chance to put some of the equations I had been using in the live classes at that point into print. This book walks the reader through a practical application of the math to a running engine. Starting from PV=nRT, it walks all the way to cylinder air mass and injector on time as calculated in common speed density systems.

It also includes an example of how to build your VE table from scratch. By using a few basic engineering concepts, it walks the reader through making their own VE table without the need to have someone else give you a “starter file”. It’s easier than you might think if you follow the steps presented.

Coming in 2023: Book #3 dives into the world of OBD-ii diagnostics, emissions, testing, and more. This book,”OBD-I & OBD-II: a Complete Guide to Diagnosis, Repair, and Emissions Compliance” explains the connection between current emissions requirements and on-board diagnostics. Don’t let the title fool you, although it does cover many failures and repairs, the focus is more on the underlying operation of an OBD system. It gives the reader a solid background on how the diagnostics work to help make the right repair the first time based on not only stored codes, but data that is available through the OBD-ii system. It goes on to cover many of the concerns facing high performance enthusiasts and tuners in light of current emissions enforcement efforts.

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