Engine performance tuning is the process of optimizing an engine for increased power and efficiency.
The goal is to find the ideal balance of air and fuel mixture, ignition timing, and other factors that affect how an engine runs. By making these adjustments, a tuner can wring more power and better fuel economy out of an engine without sacrificing reliability. Engine tuning can improve fuel economy, increase power, or simply make the engine run more smoothly. It is important to note that engine tuning is not a one-time process; it must be regularly carried out in order to maintain optimal performance.
Engine tuning is not without its risks; improper tuning can lead to engine damage or failure. The most common problems associated with engine tuning are overheating and piston seizure. Overheating can occur when too much fuel is injected into the cylinders, causing the temperature to rise beyond the tolerances of the components. Piston seizure, on the other hand, occurs when the piston becomes “stuck” in the cylinder due to excessive friction. This can happen if the piston is made too tight a fit for the cylinder, or if the clearance between the piston and cylinder walls is not maintained. It is important to consult with a professional before undertaking any engine tuning modifications.