Synopses & Reviews
How many times have you wished your engine rumbled and hummed a little more? Without a basic understanding of fuel injection and engine management, you may be stuck with what the factory installed, but the ability to add more horsepower to your stock V-8 may be easier than you think. Luckily, you’ve got the revised edition to Motorbooks’ bestselling How to Tune and Modify Automotive Engine Management Systems,
by Jeff Hartman. Within these pages, you’ll learn the ins and outs of turbocharging, supercharging, nitrous, and all the technical tools and techniques to make your engine purr. With over twenty years of engine management experience, Hartman explains everything from the basics of fuel injection to custom-building complex digital systems for your twenty-first-century vehicle. You’ll find detailed explanations, photos, and graphs on everything from sensors and actuators to the right computer systems for your vehicle (and your style). Will you use your vehicle’s factory system or add an auxiliary computer? Let Hartman, an engine management expert, help you make the right decision. With over 300 photographs and a series of how-to project chapters, How to Tune and Modify Automotive Engine Management Systems
gives you everything you need to turn your ride from mild to wild.
"The MOTORBOOKS WORKSHOP SERIES gives readers a wealth of knowledge on a variety of very specific subjects, and it's always on the shelf for reference in years to come." — Tom Vogele, Editor, Streetscene Magazine
Understanding fuel injection and engine management systems is the key to building a higher performance automobile. Engine-control expert Jeff Hartman covers everything from basic fuel injection to the latest engine management technology.
Understanding fuel injection and engine management systems is the key to extracting higher performance from today’s automobiles in a safe, reliable, and driveable fashion.
Turbochargers, superchargers, nitrous oxide, high compression ratios, radical camshafts: all are known to make horsepower, but without proper understanding and control of fuel injection and other electronic engine management systems, these popular power-adders will never live up to their potential and, at worst, can cause expensive engine damage.
Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience and a background of more than 1,000 magazine articles on the subject, engine-control expert Jeff Hartman explains everything from the basics of fuel injection to the building of complex project cars. Hartman covers the latest developments in fuel-injection and engine management technology applied by both foreign and domestic manufacturers, including popular aftermarket systems.
No other book in the market covers the subject of engine management systems from as many angles and as comprehensively as this book.
Through his continuous magazine writing, author Jeff Hartman is always up-to-date with the newest fuel-injection and engine management products and systems.
About the Author
Jeff Hartman (Austin, TX) is the author of Supercharging Performance Handbook, Fuel Injection: Installation, Performance, Tuning, Modification, and the Turbocharging Performance Handbook, all from Motorbooks.
Table of Contents
Understanding Fuel Delivery
Understanding Automotive Computers and PROMs
Sensors and Sensor Systems
Actuators and Actuator Systems
Hot Rodding EFI Engines
Hot Rodding Electronic Diesel Engines
Recalibrating Factory ECMs
Tuning with Piggybacks, Interceptors, and Auxiliary Components
Standalone Programmable Engine Management Systems
EMS/EFI Engine Swapping
Installation and Start-up Issues
Designing, Modifying, and Building Intake Manifolds
Emissions, OBD-II, and CAN Bus
Project: Supercharging the 2010 Camaro SS
Project: Twin-Turbo Lexus IS-F
Project: Supercharged Jag-Rolet
Project: 1970 Dodge Challenger B-Block
Project: Real-World Turbo CRX Si
Project: Honda del Sol Si Turbo
Project: Turbo-EFI Jaguar XKE 4.2
Project: Two-staged Forced Induction on the MR6
Project: Overboosted VW Golf 1.8T
Project: Frank-M-Stein: M3 Turbo Cabriolet