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Find out what an Engine Management System really does and why E.F.I rocks, see how fuel and ignition tuning is done and what effect it has on power and torque
What you will learn
  • How changing the air-fuel ratio can affect an engines power output
  • Why Steady State tuning is so important and why your tuner might not be doing it
  • How important correctly tuned ignition timing is for power and reliability
  • Heaps more must know tuning information for any "car guy"
Get the answers to all the common questions you’ll have if when it comes to selecting an ECU for your car, getting it professionally tuned or if you’re considering tuning yourself. This introductory course will fast track your knowledge and help you make the right decisions for your project and budget.
What you will learn
  • What EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) is?
  • Why you should tune your engine
  • How to choose the best tuning option
  • How Road tuning and Dyno tuning differ
  • Tuning essentials every enthusiast should know
  • The path to follow to learn to tune yourself
  • How to make right decisions for your project and budget.
This course will teach you the fundamental principles of engine operation, as well as how an EFI system works, and what components it needs to do its job. This course will give you the knowledge, techniques and confidence to tune any engine using any ECU platform. You will learn how to tune faster, more accurately and with better reliability.
What you will learn
  • How an EFI system works
  • Essential EFI Components
  • How to optimise the Ignition Advance
  • What is Airflow and Volumetric Efficiency
  • How to choose the correct Air Fuel Ratio
  • Fuel and Ignition Table Resolution
This course will explain how the air fuel ratio effects combustion, economy and emissions, and in turn how this effects our tuning requirements. You will learn about the different areas of engine operation and how the fuel requirements of the engine vary as load and rpm change. Most importantly though, you will learn a simple four-step approach to deciding on the correct air fuel ratio for your engine.
What you will learn
  • What AFR (Air Fuel Ratio) and Lambda mean
  • How the AFR requirements change with load and rpm
  • How the AFR requirements vary for different fuels
  • How to find the correct AFR for your particular engine
  • How AFR effects power
  • How AFR effects the knock
If you’re interested in tuning modern performance vehicles then the technique of reflashing is increasingly becoming the best and most cost effective technique available to you. Reflashing allows the maps held in the stock ECU to be modified and optimised the same way the factory calibration engineers did the job.
What you will learn
  • How a factory ECU measures load
  • How to correctly scale a MAF sensor
  • The 6 Step process to apply to any reflash job
  • How to optimise fuel delivery and ignition timing
  • How to configure your ECU for new injectors
  • How to use data logging to optimise your tune
This course builds on knowledge established in the EFI Tuning Fundamentals course and introduces a step by step guide to tuning your engine on a dyno. Follow the HPA 10 Step Process and get your engine tuned, faster, with more power and reliability, without missing out any critical steps.
What you will learn
  • A 10 Step process for configuring and tuning on the ROAD and DYNO
  • How to configure your fuel and ignition maps
  • First start considerations and settings for your engine
  • How to tune fuel and ignition in steady state
  • Fuel and ignition tuning using ramp runs
  • How to tune almost ANY standalone ECU on the market
What you will learn
  • What OLS is and how it works
  • How to read and write the file from your ECU using bench, OBD2 or BDM methods
  • How factory ECUs work
  • Which maps are contained within a specific model of ECU
  • How to find and define the maps you’ll need, in order to make tuning changes
  • HPAs 6 step process for using WinOLS on any vehicle
Do you want more Power and Torque, Smoother Drivability, and better Fuel Economy?
Let's be honest, who doesn't. One way to achieve all of this, is optimising your cam timing.
What you will learn
  • How cam timing affects your engine
  • Why variable cam timing offers a big advantage
  • How to get the most from continuously variable cam control
  • How PID control works, and how to optimise it
  • How to optimise the cam changeover point
  • A 5 step process you can use for any engine and cam system

$229 USD

Road tuning is an important tool for any tuner to have in his or her skill set, and even with access to a dyno, we still recommend that every tune is checked and confirmed on the road. Our road tuning course will give you the necessary skills to tune any engine from start to finish on the road to ensure optimum results and perfect driveability.
What you will learn
  • HPA's '10 Step Process’
  • How to use Data Logging
  • Start Up Fuel and Ignition Maps
  • How to get your engine running
  • Road Tuning Driving Techniques
  • How to optimise the Fuel and Ignition

$39 USD

Launch control is critical to achieving the best possible performance from a standing start and doing it consistently and repeatedly. This course will explain the principles behind ‘2-Step’ and ground speed based launch control and give you a straightforward approach to configuring it and tuning it to achieve the best results.
What you will learn
  • How to configure 2-step launch control
  • How to configure ground speed based launch control
  • How to use ignition retard to spool a turbo
  • Controlling boost during launch
  • Limiter configuration
  • How to tune and optimise launch control

$79 USD

This course will teach you the basics behind electronic boost control. You will learn how a wastegate controls boost pressure and how we can use the ECU to adjust the boost level. You will learn the difference between open loop and closed loop control and how to tune each. You will also learn the principles behind PID control and how to approach tuning it to provide precise closed loop boost control.
What you will learn
  • How a wastegate works
  • Common boost control problems
  • How to tune open loop boost control
  • How to tune closed loop boost control
  • What PID control is and how to tune it
  • How to connect a boost control solenoid
Ethanol fuels are a popular option for anyone interested in maximising engine performance. When correctly tuned, ethanol blended fuels such as E85 can offer similar or better performance to many of the specially blended commercial racing fuels at a fraction of the price. Ethanol fuels however require some significant changes to the tuning in order to take advantage of them and ensure engine reliability.
What you will learn
  • Fuel system requirements for ethanol
  • How to install a flex fuel sensor
  • Why we need to inject more fuel on ethanol blends
  • Precautions for ethanol fuels
  • How to configure and tune a flex fuel system
  • How to tune for a dedicated ethanol fuel blend
If you own a Link G4 Plus or Link G4 ECU, our ‘G4 Plus’ training course is the perfect way to get up to speed with this advanced product. Learn all the shortcuts, tips and tricks and the correct approach to get you tuning like a pro in no time. You will be tuning faster and with better results, making use of all of the G4 Plus’s sophisticated features.
What you will learn
  • How to customise PC Link to suit your requirements
  • Using the trigger scope function
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to speed up your tuning
  • How to configure the ECU to suit your specific engine
  • Setting up ECU inputs and outputs
  • Using datalogging to speed up your tuning
This M1 Software Tutorial will get you up to speed with the M1 ECU quickly, saving you time and ensuring you have a solid, step by step process to deal with any M1 tuning project. This will make sure you get the most out of your M1 ECU and that you don’t overlook any critical steps during the configuration process.
What you will learn
  • How the M1 VE-based fuel model works
  • The correct approach to tuning the M1
  • How to configure the M1 to suit your engine and fuel
  • How to use datalogging to speed up your tuning
  • How to configure DBW, boost control, cam control and driver switching
  • How to configure the M1 to suit a specific trigger pattern
This course will give you a solid understanding of EFI wiring fundamentals, helping you avoid expensive pitfalls and time consuming mistakes, and teach you a practical and approach to designing and building any wiring harness. No previous wiring experience is necessary and Zac guides you through the technical jargon in no-nonsense terms that anyone can understand.
What you will learn
  • How a relay works and why you need them
  • How to choose the correct gauge of wire
  • About trigger systems and how to wire them
  • The importance of grounding
  • Wiring ECU inputs and outputs
  • About voltage, current and resistance
This course gives you the knowledge and skills required to design, spec and build a complete, affordable EFI wiring harness for your modified street car, or club level track car from scratch.

With a small investment in tools and the correct guidance(this course) there is no reason why ANYONE can't create a reliable, good looking, functional club-level wiring harness(loom) for less than the cost having one made by a professional.
What you will learn
  • EFI Wiring Harness Circuit Design
  • Harness Routing
  • Wire Preparation, Splicing and Layout
  • Harness Bundling and Branching
  • Harness Sheathing (Heat-shrinking)
  • Harness Testing and Installation
This course will teach you the key knowledge required to build a harness capable of withstanding many years worth of race day conditions. Teaching topics such as Concentric twisting, Race Spec Circular Connectors, and Professional Standard Crimping, We cover the complete harness build. From design, documentation, and construction, to the final fit in the vehicle. The HPA 10 step process will guarantee a professional level harness that fits and functions flawlessly.
What you will learn
  • Concentric Twisting
  • Professional level Crimping
  • Using Race Spec Circular Connectors
  • Moulded Shaped Boots
  • Potting Electronic components
  • Professional Construction Documentation
If you’re interested in learning how to set up the electronic devices in your motorsport project to communicate via CANBus, or wondering how valuable the data already being transmitted between the devices in your car can be this course is going to be perfect for you.
What you will learn
  • The fundamentals of the CAN Protocol
  • Why the CAN Protocol is used
  • How to plan and construct CAN Bus wiring
  • How to access and interpret the CAN data
  • How to construct your own CAN system
  • How to Reverse engineer data from an existing system
What you will learn
  • How a PDM works
  • Setting current limits
  • Controlling wiper motors
  • Pulse width modulation
  • Communicating with your ECU and keypad via CAN
  • Advanced PDM functions
Engine Building Fundamentals is perfect for those wanting to learn the correct approach to assembling performance engines. You’ll learn how to select and measure critical clearances, and correctly assemble engines that provide great power and torque, while ensuring exceptional reliability.
What you will learn
  • What engine blueprinting is
  • Essential engine machining processes
  • How to use precision measuring equipment
  • How to select the correct clearances for your application
  • How to file piston ring end gaps
  • How to check bearing oil clearances
This course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills you’ll require to begin assembling performance engine with professional results. These skills are also reinforced with our worked examples where you can watch the entire engine building process being completed in real time from start to finish.
What you will learn
  • Piston and conrod balancing techniques
  • How to assemble a cylinder head
  • Techniques for assembling conrods on pistons
  • How to prepare an engine block
  • Techniques for improving oil flow
  • How to assemble an engine long block
The process of degreeing, or dialling in the camshaft is one that many novice and experienced engine builders alike, struggle with and this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to do the job right the first time.
What you will learn
  • Camshaft fundamentals and terminology
  • Techniques for finding true TDC
  • How to fit and use a dial gauge
  • What the numbers on a cam spec card mean
  • How to measure and adjust valve timing events
  • How to measure piston to valve clearance
Find out what an Engine Management System really does and why diesel tuning rocks.
What you will learn
  • The fundamentals of diesel operation and tuning
  • Basics of diesel fuelling
  • What you need to know about injector timing
  • Heaps more must know tuning information for any "diesel guy"
The Diesel tuning fundamentals teaches you the core principles behind the operation of a common rail diesel engine. You’ll learn how the diesel engine operates, how the combustion process occurs, and how engine torque is controlled by the fuel delivery. You’ll learn how a modern common rail diesel fuel system works and in particular how the fuel pressure affects the engine’s performance.
What you will learn
  • Differences between petrol and diesel tuning
  • What AFR to target in diesel engines
  • Diesel emissions EGR and DPF
  • How to control boost
  • Why diesels smoke and how to limit it
  • Injection timing and operation
  • About diesel rattle and how to reduce it
Until now, learning how to tune diesel engines has been notoriously difficult. 
The knowledge out there in the industry is usually closely guarded by those who know what they’re doing, and internet forums are full of half-truths and misleading information.
The Practical Diesel Tuning course is here to fix this. 
What you will learn
  • Reflashing Vs Standalone Ecu's
  • Essential and Advanced Sensors
  • How to Optimize Fuelling Quantity and Pressure
  • Optimizing Your Injection Timing
  • How Fuel Affects the DPF
  • Controlling Boost
  • The HPA 5 Step Process to Tune Your Vehicle
If you’re using your car competitively, then you're always looking for ways to improve your performance and reduce your lap times. It’s no secret that well tuned suspension is at the centre of going faster.
Having the latest and most expensive dampers and suspension components doesn’t do you any good if you don’t understand how each part of your suspension works and what each adjustment does. This is where High Performance Academy’s suspension tuning course comes into play.
What you will learn
  • Tuning your dampers and calculating your adjustments
  • Different suspension types, motion ratios and suspension frequency
  • Everything you need to know about damping in motorsport
  • Suspension geometry, including kinematics, and roll centres
  • Everything you need to know to tune your suspension for optimal performance
  • How to choose spring rates
In this course you’ll learn about the suspension components in your car and how different suspension systems work. You’ll learn about camber, caster, and toe, as well as how to measure these elements and make adjustments to them. You’ll also learn about more advanced topics such as roll centre height and how it can influence the handling of your car. 
What you will learn
  • How Suspension Works
  • Race Alignment Fundamentals
  • A step-by-step Alignment Process
  • How to make a Low Cost Alignment System
  • More advanced topics like Roll Centre Adjustment
  • How to measure & optimize Camber, Caster and Toe
One of the most overlooked aspects of optimising the handling and balance of your car is corner weighting. This car setup technique can dramatically improve your lap times and boost the amount of confidence you have behind the wheel on race day
What you will learn
  • How to use corner weighting to optimise the balance of your vehicle
  • The essential equipment you'll need for corner weighting
  • How to setup a flat patch to ensure accurate results
  • A 6 step corner weighting process that you can apply to any car or motorsport discipline
  • How to assess your car's performance and know where to improve
What you will learn
  • Core principles of automotive brake systems
  • Understanding friction, tire forces, and brake bias
  • In-depth examination of braking system components
  • Measuring and interpreting braking performance
  • How to correctly bleed brakes
  • How to set brake bias
  • How to trouble shoot common issues
If you want to become a better driver, get faster lap times and constantly progress your driving skills you’ll need to know how to use a datalogger and understand the information it gives you.

This course will teach you the entire process from complete basics all the way through to more detailed techniques and tactics which will allow you to confidently analyse your logged data.
What you will learn
  • How to Choose & Use a Logger
  • The Core Datalogging Fundamentals
  • Using a Reference Lap
  • Setting Up Track Maps & Sectors
  • To Review Data and Improve Your Driving
  • The HPA 6 Step Data Analysis Process
HPA's Race Driving Fundamentals course condenses over 20 years of knowledge from both top level professional racing and driver coaching, and provides you with a solid understanding of the theory, skills, and techniques that you need to master in order to go faster.
What you will learn
  • How to utilise Weight transfer to optimize grip
  • How to get the most out of the traction available
  • Discover how to analyse each corner and optimise your line
  • An analytical approach to breaking down your corner performance
  • Key tips from the pros with years of experience
  • How to look at data to improve your driving
Wanting faster lap times for yourself, your team, or your driver?
Not sure where to find the extra tenths?

We can guarantee it will be found in the Data.

Professional drivers at the top of their game are constantly relying on a team of engineers to find the last few tenths in their lap times, and that’s a massive part of a winning strategy.
What you will learn
  • All the essential sensors you need
  • Brake Bias Analysis
  • Using steering trace to understand balance
  • Suspension stiffness and balance analysis
  • The math channel knowledge you need
  • Analysing Damper performance
Mig welding, tig welding, tube bending, notching and dimple dies. These are all techniques and skills you will need to learn to start fabricating the modifications you want for your vehicle.

The Motorsport Fabrication fundamentals course will teach you all these techniques and many more - Taking you through all the knowledge you need before starting your own fabrication projects. If this is something you’re interested in learning, click the link to get started.
What you will learn
  • Fundamentals Behind Motorsport Fabrication
  • What Materials to use for what Jobs
  • Practical Skills for Fabrication Tasks
  • Techniques for Cutting, Shaping, Notching & Bending
  • When to use which Welding Technique
Want to learn motorsport fabrication? You’re going to need to learn TIG welding.
TIG welding is one of the key welding techniques in motorsport fabrication. The finished product will last for years to come — and look great. With the right TIG machine, and the correct knowledge, you can weld all the popular materials you’ll come across in the motorsport industry.
What you will learn
  • What to look for in a TIG welder with our TIG buyers guide
  • How a TIG welder operates and the settings that are involved
  • The correct shielding gas and gas flow for your task
  • Gas lenses, purging, and how this effects reactive materials
  • Setting up your workspace and the PPE requirements
  • A 6 step process you can apply to any TIG project
What you will learn
  • How to quickly model solid & sheet metal parts for your project
  • To scan and measure your project to create perfectly-fitting custom parts
  • How to prepare your design correctly so it can be easily sent off for manufacture
  • To analyse your design for strength and functionality before physically building it
  • The fundamentals of designing for motorsport
  • An introduction to FEA, generative design and computer aided manufacturing

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