Leak Down Test

A leak down Test can be performed on a warm engine. The appropriate leak down testing apparatus will be required, along with a good air compressor. You should not have a cylinder leakage of more than 10% in any cylinder for a fresh/healthy motor. You should also not have more than 5% variance between any […]

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Compression Test

Compression Tests should be performed on a warm engine, with the fuel pump fuse/relay unplugged (and the fuel rail drained/depressurized), and the throttle should be held fully open while testing. These pressure values will be less at higher elevations, and can be lower on engines with more mileage. Aggressive cams or cam timing will also […]

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Before you get on the dyno

Before you have us tune your car, there are a number of important things to verify. If there is a “small problem” that is unknown before the dyno session, it can nullify The pre-dyno check list is similar to the pre-track check list: – Test the intake system for leaks – Check, clean, or replace […]

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The Science Behind Bolts

Materials can deform both elastically (returning to its original shape and structure) and plastically (permanently changed in shape, structure, or both). Every material under any sort of load (lets consider a fastener in tension) is deformed elastically, even if it is such a small amount that it’s impossible to notice. The strain (deformation, elongation in […]

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Suspension 101: Swaybars & Roll

Good suspension is meant to keep tires in maximum grip as much as possible. Maximum grip occurs when all 4 tires are in their “happy zone” temp and load wise. When cornering in a high-performance vehicle, load transfers from the inside tires to the outside tires due to the the lateral acceleration of the vehicle. […]

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