Dyno Tuning Check List

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R/T Tuning would like to make your tuning experience as pleasant as possible. We know you can’t wait to have your car running great and tuned to its maximum.  To help us efficiently tune your car please take a look over this basic check list before your dyno appointment.  Eliminating any potential problems prior to your appointment insures that you will get the most tuning for your money!  If you have any issues that cannot be resolved prior to your appointment please let us know in advance so that we can make the appropriate arrangements to get the car dyno ready for you.

If you are experiencing any major running issues after the installation of aftermarket parts please make us aware of that as well.  These drive-ability issues may be related to something other then the need for a tune.  If so we would like to make you aware of any issues before your car is on the dyno.

Any service work performed on the vehicle to get it ready for the Dyno appointment is subject to our normal labor rate of $120 per hour.

  1. If your motor and/or clutch are new, make sure they are properly broken in prior to putting your car on the dyno.

  2. Make sure you have a relatively fresh oil change, within approximately 1,000 miles

  3. Check oil level. Bring an extra quart with you in case we need to top off the level.

  4. If your car has over 50,000 miles replace your fuel filter.

  5. Make sure you have a clean air filter. If you use an oiled air filter, make sure the filter is not over oiled.

  6. Install a fresh set of spark plugs gapped to no more than .032” for boosted applications.

  7. Make sure you car is not leaking any fluids. If your car leaks fluids on the dyno, you will be charged a cleanup fee.

  8. Pressure test your intake system prior to your appointment to eliminate vacuum leaks that may adversely effect your tuning.  This includes testing all vacuum lines and intercooler pipe connections with compressed air.

  9. Check vacuum/boost lines, make sure they are secure, as short as possible, and do not have any changes in diameter.

  10. Tires should be in good shape, no belts showing etc. There should be no more than a 4/32” difference in tread depth between drive wheels.

  11. Check tire pressures, to make sure there is no more than 2 psi difference between tires.

  12. Make sure the axle, driveshaft, and carrier bearings, seals, and bushings are in a good state of repair.

  13. Bring the car to your appointment with the grade of fuel that you intend to run with normally.  If you intend to run race gas please bring the fuel with you.  If you have recently run the car on high octane race fuel and would like a pump gas tune please run at least 2 full tanks of gas through the car prior to your tuning appointment

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us no less then 24 hours before your dyno appointment.




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