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Engine Management: Advanced Tuning Paperback – April 10, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1932494426 ISBN-10: 1932494421

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: CarTech (April 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932494421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932494426
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In Engine Management: Advanced Tuning, author and calibration engineer Greg Banish provides the reader with the insight required to understand and tune modern EFI systems." -Hemmings Muscle Machines, reviewed by Terry McGean, April 2007 (Hemmings Muscle Machines 2007-04-01)

Product mention (Karbelt E-News 2007-04-03)

Product mention. (Octane Magazine 2007-08-01)

"If you are willing to spend the time learning the technology this will be a great book for your library." -Performance in Motion, August/September 2007, reviewed by Bob McJannett (Performance in Motion 2007-08-01)

Product mention. (Mustang Enthusiast 2007-09-01)

Product mention. (Corvette Enthusiast 2007-09-01)

"It will help you make sense of the 'brain(s)' your car has, and how to get it to 'think' better in terms of better performance and/or more efficient operation." -Corvette Fever, August 2008, reviewed by Scott Ross (Corvette Fever 2008-08-01)

Product mention. (Engine Professional 2008-07-01)

"I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about building or modifying a car the right way." -Classic & Performance Automotive Online, reviewed by Ryan King, September 2008 (Classics & Performance Automotive Online 2008-09-01)

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About the Author

Greg Banish is a powertrain calibration engineer for one of the world's largest auto manufacturers where his daily routine includes reviewing engine performance and emissions data using the latest in industry technologies. He also operates Calibrated Success, Inc. (http://www.calibratedsuccess.com), a consulting and training firm where he works with some of the top names in the performance industry and teaches classes across the country.

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I am an automotive engineer, currently working as a powertrain calibrator for a major OEM. My background and education is primarily in mechanical engineering and combustion systems. I've had the rare opportunity to work on some really interesting projects over the years ranging from 9-second drag racers to the latest in gasoline direct injection technology and hybrids.

Although my primary work is at the OEM level, I still enjoy sharing my knowledge with the performance industry through both consulting and organized classes with my company, Calibrated Success. I regularly attend track events and trade shows where I have met some of the greatest people in the industry. I'm always impressed by the ingenuity of racers and their unique problem sovling approaches. I try to bring common sense and sound engineering principles to the performance arena. The two books here on Amazon.com represent the culmination of many hours (years!) of testing and sometimes learning the hard way. Hopefully the lessons contained in them helps people steepen their own personal learning curve.

If you've read the books and are looking for more, be sure to check my website (www.calibratedsuccess.com) for live class dates and locations. Classes are open to everyone.

Customer Reviews

This book is very well written and easy to understand and follow.
Frank the Tech Head
I learned a lot of new things and opened a lot of new doors with this book as far as my understanding of tuning goes.
evan ashlie
This book gives you a rock solid foundation to build your basic knowledge of EFI tuning.
Brad Kizer

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By C. King on April 7, 2009
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I've looked wide and far, and this is one of the few books that I have come across that seem like they try to address the actual subject of how to tune a car using a modern engine management system. Besides this book, I've also read another book you will find here on Amazon with "Engine Management Systems" in its name and a Ford Focus on the cover. Let me tell you, this book is far better because it gives you much more practial information. The other positive note is, this is probably the most recent book on the subject (that's worth reading) to come out.

To begin with, this book is a much easier read. The word count per page is not too high, it has some nice illustrations to break things up and help you visualize different concepts, and the author doesn't ramble on and on repeating the same stuff 5+ times throughout the book(like some other book I know). This book breaks the tuning process into several different stages surrounded with concepts that an aspiring tuner needs to understand and address about their particular vehicle before even getting to a dyno.

For some reviewers who said this book is incomplete and never gets to the good stuff, or that it's engineer b.s., I have a feeling that those people were looking for a book that's going to hold their hand for their particular engine management system and tell them if they have mods x, y, and z then to put 22 degrees of ignition timing in at a certain spot of their map. Not gonna happen.

I feel Mr. Banish is as clear and specific as he can possibly be in a book that appeals to everyone, without coming to your house to figure out the actual settings to input for you.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Edward R. Mowton on October 2, 2007
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I found the book to be most informative relative to the fundementals of Engine tuning and explained the major components and their functionality in a simple, easily understood way. Highly recommend for new or medium level tuners, or even just "enquiring minds" who want to know how the technology works. It leaves you with a strong foundation to build on.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Frank the Tech Head on April 6, 2008
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This book is very well written and easy to understand and follow. It starts out explaining the basics of automotive engines, controls, sensors, etc then gets into how these systems interact with each other and then how to look at the different engine paramaters to determine how to alter controls and sensors related to pressures, speeds and temps to increase engine performance. Good read for the novice as well as the advanced tuner.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Mccoy on July 2, 2007
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This book came right out and gave me a real tuning strategy from start to finish. A "plan of attack" if you will. It seemed to lean towards a certain brand when discussing the various systems. However, my system has customer support for that type of detail. I am confident that this book will be a major player in switching to a standalone. Worth every penny and then some in my eyes.

Sneak up on the tune and stay off of the bleeding edge.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gary Stowell on December 6, 2007
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Logically presented. Dense with important information and thin on fluff. Stops short of hard physics. Couples what to do with the "why" it works. Walks you through EFI tuning from beginning to end.

Most books on tuning I find myself skipping chapters because the material is too simplistic. I skipped nothing in this book. There was always something new to learn in each chapter.

Great book! I highly recommend it to anyone new to EFI tuning... and those that "think" they are already have mastered the art.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shawna K. Cassen on March 28, 2008
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This is a very informative book for someone just starting out in tuning and gives some pointers for the experienced. I recommend this book to anyone interested in tuning there own vehicles and needs some help getting started.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Gibson on April 18, 2009
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I have bought about ten specialty automotive books from Amazon so far. Two of those books covered engine tuning to various degrees. This is the best automotive book I have bought so far. It has given me the best understanding of the PCM/VCM modification I have received anywhere including specialty forums on the web. The author gives a excellent basic education on all the aspects of the combustion process the how different type of control systems try to create the optimum burn. It also helps that the majority (but not all) of the examples used in text and pictures are of the current generation Mustang and the fifth generation Corvette of which I have one of each so it is very relevant to me. He also covers the different type of tuners; chip, hardware and software run on a PC. I highly recommend this book if you are trying to understand all the aspects of tuning your car if it has EFI and a PCM.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By RLM on January 28, 2009
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This is one of two books I purchased for guidance on tuning my factory PCM to accommodate mechanical changes made to the engine. I read it first because it was the thinner of the two and I thought it would a good "warm up" for the other. Having read both, I much prefer this one. Although it doesn't have as much information, it has the best (that is pertinent) information with little wasted words. No book can tell you how to tune your specific vehicle; there are simply too many variables. This book gives a basic strategy to get you started and guidance on how to proceed. It is the book I will have on hand when actually tuning the EFI in my truck. Highly recommended.
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