Our Courses

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
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
  • Molded Shaped Boots
  • Potting Electronic components
  • Professional Construction Documentation
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
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
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
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
Get hands-on without leaving the house. HPA’s "Online Practice Dyno" is the ideal solution to putting your tuning knowledge into practice. Practice tuning on a real dyno, with a real engine and a real ECU, all from the comfort of your living room thanks to the power of the internet.
What you will learn
  • 3 hour one-on-one lesson
  • 7 hours of Remote Dyno Time
  • Link G4 Plus Software Tutorial
  • Priority Access to Remote Dyno Features
  • 2 Years Gold Membership

$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
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 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
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
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

$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
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.
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 powerp
  • 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"
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
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
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

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