Talk:Engine tuning

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Why redirect[edit]

why car tuning = engine tuning on wikipedia? car tuning is so much more than just engine. this should be resolved. -pedro

-- 11:31, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

Agree. The redirect at car tuning should be replaced by an article. I'll put a stub there when I get around to it, or, as you obviously have an interest and some knowledge, have a go yourself, and Welcome to Wikipedia. Andrewa 20:45, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
The stub is now there. Feel free to expand it! Andrewa 21:01, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

what does valve timing means

timing of the valves - 6 July 2005 21:12 (UTC)

Please sign your posts on talk pages. Valve timing is the timing at which the valves open and close, normally expressed as degrees before or after top dead centre. On older engines it was fixed by the camshaft grind, but a few modern engines have variable valve timing, and it's seen as something we'll see a lot more of in the interests of cleaner and more fuel-efficient engines. Andrewa 20:45, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
See the new article at valve timing. Andrewa 21:00, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

I see cool pictures cars at some good articles about tuning cars if you are interested for more details about tuning go there. I hope this will help you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

<sigh> will they ever learn? Orthografer 07:22, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Car tuning in its purest form is for performance enhancement whereas modding includes visual and other non performance related amendments therefore I strongly feel that Modding and Car Tuning should not be merged and that modding cover the visual and non performance modifications. 22:58, 14 November 2006 (UTC)Peter Blakes

-- I just have to say that the Kia picture in the Car Tuning article is the funniest thing I've seen all day, thanks.

Crome and Uberdata under See Also should either be A) moved to Chip Tuning main article. B) supplemented with chip tuning solutions for vehicles other than Honda(this could be quite a long list, hence suggestion A) rxKaffee (talk) 09:47, 14 December 2007 (UTC)


In the Blueprinting section it says:

an engine manufacturer may list a piston ring end-gap specification of 0.003 to 0.005 inches for general use in a consumer automobile application. For an endurance racing engine which runs hot, a "blueprinted" specification of 0.00045 to 0.00050 may be desired. For a drag-racing engine which runs only in short bursts, a tighter 0.00035 to .00040 inch tolerance may be used instead.

I think that there is a mistake in the number of zeros after the decimal point in at least one of these sets of numbers, assuming that the blueprinted specifications should be within the original tolerances (or at least not an order of magnitude different). Royhills (talk) 14:43, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

History of engine tuner equipment[edit]

To support the additional section relating to the English Electric "Igniscope" tester, I have available images from the advertising brochures and instruction manuals published during the 1940s. (as a means of copying these manuals, these are photographed by myself.)

These include a general view of the Igniscope, an advertising picture of the Igniscope in use, with a good example of the display, the instruction diagram for connecting the Igniscope to a car, typical normal and fault traces, and an Appendix to the military version with information on the ignition firing order of the main military vehicles, both tanks and cars, used by the british armed services in the later stages of World War 2.

Until I know the copyright status of the original publications, I don't think I should upload these to Wikimedia Commons. The set of documents I have to hand includes drafts which are the work of Mr. J. B. Roberts, who was a senior manager at English Electric in Stafford, and responsible for the Igniscope being widely used by the British armed forces at that time.

When I know that I am free to upload these images, there will be 5 or 6 illustrations of the Igniscope. -- Robert of Ramsor (talk) 23:47, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

The section on overhaul needs a separate Wiki page[edit]

Engine Overhaul is a technical procedure and a massive industry in of itself. Engine overhauls are not a sub-category of Engine Tuning. During engine tuning an overhaul may be done, but the procedure of an overhaul needs it's own separate page, as it isn't a descendent and it didn't come from engine tuning (as how it is now displayed).

The new page should be simply

"Engine Building"

Then all the sub-terminology as is listed like, reman, rebuilt, etc.... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danceking5 (talkcontribs) 09:59, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Tuning stages[edit]

Why is there no information on tuning stages 1 through 3?Graham.Fountain | Talk 12:57, 14 January 2013 (UTC)