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Practical Standalone Tuning: Introduction

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00:00 Once you've got the engine running, the next task is to adjust the idle parameters and get the engine idling smoothly by itself.
00:07 This might not seem like the most exciting part of the tuning job, but it's essential to do this first as this is the point where we can often find mechanical or electrical gremlins that will prevent us completing the tune.
00:19 It's always going to be best to find this out at the start, before we waste several hours trying to figure out why the engine isn't tuning correctly on the dyno.
00:27 This will not only save you time, but also save you money too.
00:32 Problems that can become apparent during the idle tuning include vacuum leaks, triggering errors, and cam timing problems.
00:40 We'll look at what you should be trying to achieve, and how to spot a problem in this module.