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Dyno Tips

We spend a lot of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly.    If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy to discuss having our technicians tune your car on the chassis dyno.   

 

 


Overlooked Tips For A Successful Dyno Session

 

  • Make sure the car runs!

  • Is the car and the dyno shop insured?

  • Have a transportation “plan B” in place just in case something goes wrong!

  • Make sure the car doesn’t leak fluids, exhaust, etc.  

  • Make sure the car is safe to drive, brakes don’t drag, driveshaft good & u-joints, etc.

  • If using your gear, make sure the computer / device can communicate with the car before you take it to the dyno shop.    This can be a tremendous time waster if you have problems.    

  • Check simple things.. Does your car achieve full throttle without the linkage binding?  Is the battery and charging system working properly?   Does the car’s cooling system work properly?

  • Have a goal… are you trying to get a power number, a driving tune, or working on something else?

  • If carbureted, bring jets, squirters, power valves, gaskets, etc., so you don’t have to buy or order new ones halting your mission.

  • Install o2 sensor bungs in pipes for better tune.

  • Bring distributor springs and bushings if tuning ignition.

  • Bring a second set of spark plugs, just in case.   

  • If EFI, be sure charging system and battery are up to par.

  • Bring oil change materials if doing major tuning… you don’t want to run rich and pollute the oil.

  • A friend with a car at the dyno shop is a good idea, in case you need to make a parts store run to get something.

  • Be sure to have the phone number of the tech support department for your EFI system or tuning software should you have a question.   Often times a personal extension or technician’s name will help save time waiting on hold should you need help.

  • If you are planning a full day, have a lunch plan in place!  

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