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Dyno Testing and Tuning (S-A Desi (Performance How-To) [Paperback]

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Dyno Testing and Tuning is the first book to explain the proper testing procedures that everyone should use to get accurate and useful results from either an engine or chassis dyno. Authors Harold Bettes and Bill Hancock, recognized experts in the performance and racing industry, apply their wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver the definitive work on dynamometers and dyno testing. This book will be useful to anyone who wants to squeeze more power out of their car or engine, but should also be required reading for performance shop owners and dyno operators.
The book explains how a dyno works, describes what kinds of data a dyno test can produce, and then shows you how to plan a test session that will give you the results you re looking for. You ll learn what to look for in a dyno facility, how to conduct a dyno test and ensure the accuracy and repeatability of your test, and how to troubleshoot any problems that arise. Sample forms and checklists round out what is sure to be an indispensable book for anyone who wants to make the most of their dyno testing.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.8" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 15, 2008
Publisher   Car Tech
ISBN  1932494499  
ISBN13  9781932494495  

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If you are looking to do any dyno work this is a must read!  Jun 27, 2008
Lots of good info about dyno tuning using both a chassis and engine dyno. My favorite parts of the book were the formulas to check dyno numbers against track numbers and vice versa. I also really liked the part about the questions to ask when you interview a shop. I am in the process of finding a chassis dyno so this was really beneficial. There were two chapters that went over my head a bit but, overall a good read.
Dyno Testing and Tuning  Jun 26, 2008
I believe this book should be mandatory reading for anyone operating a dynamometer or using dynamometer services. It provides a fundamental knowledge on what to expect from the dynamometer and how to get the most from your time spent using the dynamometer. The focus is on water brake engine dynamometers and chassis dynamometers using eddy current power absorption units. The book is not a scripted tuning session, specifying exactly what to do for each engine tuning anomally. It does provide a great foundation for where to begin and what to look for during a tuning session. In my job, I teach people how to use a dynamometer every week. I wish each dynamometer manufacturer would include this book with the purchase of their dyno, and then make it mandatory reading prior to my training session with the new customer.
Dyno testing! I don't think so!  Jun 2, 2008
The book, I believe, did not live up to my expections. The author only just touches on spark timing (MBT), and a little on lambda. He does not go every deep into tuning. The type of information that I would like to have seen for example would be say, when you see the egt's start to go down and the cht's coming back up you need to re adjust the timing. No I do not think this book is that informative.
instructional  May 30, 2008
Not as informative as I had hoped. I can use much of the information, but I was hoping for more detail

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