testing & tuning
Improve performance and fuel efficiency
Improve factory settings
WILL A TUNE VOID MY WARRANTY?
However, we can tell you this, from our own experience.
- Over half of the chassis dyno tunings that we do are on late-model vehicles that are still under warranty.
- We have NEVER had a customer come back and tell us they had a warranty issue.
- Several Ottawa area dealers have even sent new car owners to us for tuning when they could not meet the customer’s expectations.
We do ALL of our chassis dyno tuning within OEM specs. This helps reduce the risk of any potential warranty issues and it also reduces the risk that you will run into any engine problems as a result of tuning. We’ve had numerous vehicles on our chassis dyno, which had aftermarket tunes installed that were well outside of factory specs. On more than one occasion, we’ve seen these improper tunes cause cracked manifolds, leaking valve cover gaskets, scored cylinder walls, and detonation. Staying within OEM specs does not result in underperformance. There is no need to exceed their specification range. Manufacturers tune new vehicles for generic driving conditions and leave plenty of power on the table for us to find.
Tuning after Performance upgrades
Just like with ECU tuning, tuning a carbureted vehicle improves responsiveness, power, and fuel efficiency. Tuning is done in much the same manner; however, instead of using a computer to change the parameters, engine components are adjusted and fine-tuned by hand using timing lights, carb gauges, and jetting kits.
If you’ve installed a new air intake system or invested in a high-end carburettor like a Holley or Edelbrock, you won’t tap into their full potential until you have the engine’s AFR and timing adjusted. Make your performance investment pay off by dyno testing and tuning your engine to ensure proper aspiration for the best possible torque and horsepower.
Break-in is the most critical time in a rebuilt engine’s life. Performing the initial shakedown of your rebuild on the dyno is a great way to ensure future performance and engine life. Because we calibrate the engine load, you can be assured that all the rings will be tightly seated and that your cam lobes will be properly broken-in. And, after doing the break-in, we can proceed directly to tuning for power!
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Our chassis dynamometer was custom-built with the best components available. It's designed to consistently produce valid and reliable results so our expert technicians can custom tune your vehicle with pinpoint accuracy.
Restoring or building an engine for your project can cost thousands of dollars. Dyno testing and tuning your engine before installation ensures that it will run and perform to perfection the first time you turn the key!
Fleet vehicles tend to operate within defined geographical limits. When an engine is properly tuned to the road conditions and driving style you'll have fewer repair costs and realize a minimum 10% improvement in fuel efficiency!