Automotive Dynamometer and Performance Parts Testing I
Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of bolt-on aftermarket performance parts and evaluation with the use of a chassis dynamometer. Topics include chassis dynamometer operation and use; SAE correction factoring; vehicle performance baseline testing; air cleaner element testing; ignition timing adjustment and testing; computer flash performance updating and evaluation, cold air intake design and testing; extensive exhaust testing; cam timing adjustment and testing in conjunction with the use of adjustable cam gears; cylinder head porting and flow bench evaluation. As needed.
3 Credits: 1.50 Lecture, 4.50 Lab