Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Injector Dynamics and EFI University Form Strategic Alliance

Injector Dynamics and EFI University have formed a Strategic Alliance with the goal of sharing technology with the general motorsports public.

EFI University is the leader in delivering EFI tuning technologies and techniques, and it has relied on many important industry relationships to provide the school with valuable information to sustain its curriculum.

EFI University recently teamed with Injector Dynamics to form a partnership which will allow EFI University to include research data from Injector Dynamics into it's existing curriculum.

This partnership will broaden the spectrum of knowledge and information being delivered to the tuners in the industry.

Paul Yaw, of Injector Dynamics, had this to say:

"We're excited to tap into the resources of EFI University to help deliver a solid level of understanding to the tuning public.

To do the job of tuning correctly, the tuners must have the proper information available to them.

We spend a lot of time researching and collecting information about how various injectors behave in a dynamic environment. The difficult part for us is to get the information out to the end users without seeming biased.

We are confident that this new partnership will allow us to do that more effectively."

Ben Strader from EFI University said:

"I cannot tell you how thrilled we are to have access to the kind of research capabilities that this arrangement gives us!

The group at Injector Dynamics has literally caused us to rewrite the textbooks when it comes to proper engine calibrations.

The information they have brought to the industry was not available to anyone other than OEM manufacturers as recently as a few years ago.

It is these kinds of alliances that has allowed EFI University to be the first to deliver up to date information about what exactly is the State of the Art in EFI tuning technologies."

Adding dynamic injector theory to the curriculum is just the first product of the partnership.

The best is yet to come, and we will be making further announcements within the next few weeks.

Come by and see us soon!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How to Build a 2000cc Denso Injector in 3 Easy Steps

That's right, 3 easy steps to turn your diminutive 450cc Denso injector into a fire breathing Q16 compatible high impedance 2000+cc injector.

Step 1. Choose an Appropriate Injector. - It must be of newer design, not an older EV-1 style injector. For this tutorial we have chosen a 2004 Mazda RX-8 injector, but there are many available pieces that will give acceptable results.

Step 2. Remove the Atomizer Plate. - That's right, get it out of the way so you can get to what's underneath. Simply carry the injector to the nearest grindy thing, and lean on the edges until it falls off.

Now we can see the tip of the valve which is where we will perform our magic.

Step 3. Hit it With a Hammer. - Using a punch and your favorite hammer, give the valve tip a whack to move it in its press fit into the armature. Dont be a Nancy Boy...HIT IT!

And there you have it, a 2000+cc injector!

Is it really that easy? Just 3 steps? Well...If you didn't hit it hard enough you may only have a 1500cc injector, and if you hit it too hard and bent the valve you have a leaky non functioning injector.

So you have to hit it "just right"

Rumour has it that the professionals make the job easier by using some high tech tools that you may not have.

So how does this work? As it turns out, the armature and the valve need to be made from very different materials if each is to perform its function optimally.

Rather than using a complicated and heavy fastener, the valve is press fit into the armature. The depth of the press fit determines the overall valve dimensions, and so by pressing the valve further into the armature, the valve lift is increased from the typical 3 to 4 thousandths, to something in the range of 10 thousandths of an inch. (Depending on how hard you hit it.)

By more than doubling the valve lift, the flow is increased to some very high rates. In this case, 2455 cc/min.

So what's the catch? Well...the laws of physics are absolute and non negotiable. The magnetic force available to pull the valve off its seat will be quartered for every doubling of the air gap.

What this means is that if you double the valve lift, you will lose approximately 75% of the force available to lift the valve off its seat.

So how does this manifest itself in the real world? Response time is increased, control of the fast moving valve is reduced to scary levels, and the injector has a hard time opening against high fuel pressure.

As long as someone doesn't perform a pressure sensitivity test like the one seen here you will be none the wiser. What is it they say, ignorance is bliss?

So do people really do this?

Check for yourself.

Take any of the current 2000+cc Denso injectors on the market and inspect the valve tip with a magnifier. You will see something ranging from a small indent, to a large depression where the valve has been hit several times to reach its target depth in the armature.

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And if they're doing it, you can do it too!

Armed with a set of hammers, center punches, a fair bit of practice, and a good attitude you too can be a Wizard in no time.

Tune in for next weeks installment where we teach you how to market these little beauties.

Make $2,000, $4,000, even $10,000 per month working just hours a week from your home!!!