ECU Training Course
Intermediate Level: Engine Management Systems and Dyno Tuning in Theory and Practice.
For those seeking the very best ECU training course available, we offer the Engine Management Systems and Dyno Tuning in Theory and Practice course so that interested parties can get to know modern engine management systems. We assume that the attendees have no prior knowledge and the course takes just two days with both classroom and also practical training in a live chassis dyno environment with our dedicated training car.
The aim of the Engine Management Systems and Dyno Tuning in Theory and Practice ECU training course is to bring the attendee fully up to speed on the subjects of base internal combustion engine operation and the fundamentals of engine management systems, by the end of this training we hope to impart a solid understanding of how engine management systems work and why, and equip you with the correct method for accurately tuning the Ignition and Fuel tables and the corresponding trim tables in a modern engine management system.
About the Engine Management Systems and Dyno Tuning in Theory & Practice (A1.1)
This ECU training course is ideal for those seeking to refresh and/or improve their knowledge of the fundamentals and tuning of engine management systems.
We take you all the way from an explanation of the theory of an internal combustion engine, through to becoming comfortable with live tuning an engine on a chassis dynamometer.
Day 1 – The classroom
An introduction to the ECU training course and a run through of the subjects to be covered
A look at the theory of the internal combustion engine, focusing on the requirements of the combustion cycle
An explanation of the common technical terminology and jargon involved in the subject of engine management
A look at the how and why of a basic engine management system and a talk about the underpinning theories of the technology
Explanation of the three main types of engine management system, a discussion covering the key differences between the methods and highlighting the pros and cons of each system
A talk about the equipment which is essential for achieving good results when tuning engine management systems, and a talk about the pros and cons of the different types of tools
A step by step theoretical walk-through of a basic mapping process using a dyno explaining the “why” behind each step in the tuning process as well as the order in which these steps should be carried out in order to achieve the most accurate results
A summary of the days training followed by a question and answer session focused specifically on basic ECU calibration
Day 2 – The dyno room
Introduction to a typical ECU software system and an explanation of the basic engine control functions within it
Introduction to the Rototest chassis dyno system and explanation of its role in ECU tuning
A practical demonstration of steady state fuel mapping with student participation
A practical demonstration of steady state ignition advance mapping with student participation
A practical demonstration of knock detection and spark plug reading, letting students hear detonation first hand and an explanation of spark plug tip visual analysis
An explanation of the trim tables used in ECU firmware to account for key variables such as engine coolant temp, barometric pressure, etc.
A practical demonstration of sweep testing
Practical demonstration of analysing data- logged results to finish fine tuning ECU calibrations and trimming the engine for optimum performance.
A final summary of the training followed by a question and answer session
Understanding internal combustion engine principles
Understanding how the different types of engine management systems work
Understanding, controlling and optimising the fuel and ignition requirements of an engine
How to use the tools necessary in order to tune an engine well
The Engine Management Systems and Dyno Tuning in Theory and Practice course is endorsed by:
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£895 plus vat as part of an 8 person group,
£2350 plus vat for personal tuition. 0% finance is available to UK citizens (subject to status).
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