How to Tune and Modify Automotive Engine Management Systems

How to Tune and Modify Automotive Engine Management Systems : Upgrade Your Engine to Increase Horsepower

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 22.86mm | 1,272g
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, black & white tables, figures
  • 0760343454
  • 9780760343456
  • 18,460

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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.
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"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
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About Jeff Hartman

Jeff Hartman is the author of How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems, Fuel Injection: Installation, Performance, Tuning, Modification, and the Turbocharging Performance Handbook, all from Motorbooks. Hartman lives in Austin, Texas.
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