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EFI University Graduates Four Advanced Students
Sarasota, Florida - February 7, 2004 - On February 5-7, EFI University conducted both the EFI-101 class and the EFI Advanced seminar at Fast Forward Motorwerks. During these classes nearly twenty students from all across the United States and overseas learned all about aftermarket electronic fuel injection, its application and theory. Classes focused mainly on engine tuning theory and how to apply critical thinking skills to the process of calibrating an engine.
After an intense ten-hour classroom environment, students gathered around the DynoDynamics chassis dyno for a live demonstration of how to apply all the principals learned in the classroom. This visual display of an actual car being tuned live on a dyno helps to bring together any loose ends the students may have had after digesting the mountain of information given to them during the class.
After the first day and a half, the EFI-101 class said goodbye, and four students, Christian Venn, Michael Ko, Mike LaVista, and Shaadi Momani stayed behind to begin the next level of tuning education through the EFI Advanced class.
This class allowed the instructor to provide individual instruction to each student while they learned hands-on approaches to diagnostic troubleshooting for electronic systems using instruments such as a DVOM, test light, and oscilloscope to track down electrical problems.
Once students had learned the practical side of testing and using a fuel injection system, it was time for them to try out their wings in real time as one by one they got to operate the test vehicle on a dyno while under direct supervision of EFI University Instructor, Ben Strader. During this exercise students learned basic dynamometer safety, proper car handling techniques on a dyno, real-time dyno load control, steady state and acceleration tuning procedures, and EFI system mapping.
The final test for students to graduate required them to operate the vehicle by themselves, while using the laptop to tune the engine to a prescribed level set by the instructor. In order to successfully complete the exercise students had to use all of the skills learned in the classes up to this point.
Each student from EFI University received a certificate of completion for the class they attended. Graduates from EFI Advanced are now qualified to begin tuning immediately in order to build upon their newly acquired skills.
EFI University is currently working on the development of a "Certified Tuner" program similar to existing programs for certifying automotive mechanics. This program will require completion of all the EFI University courses, plus a prescribed amount of documented field experience and a passing grade on a written exam.
About EFI University
Southern California based, EFI University (www.efi101.com) offers classes for individuals who wish to gain professional knowledge about high performance fuel injection systems in a structured environment! Founder and author of How to Build and Tune Custom EFI Systems, Ben Strader, has over 8 years of experience tuning and troubleshooting EFI systems. EFI University offers the most popular EFI-101 class, the challenging EFI Advanced class, and a Wiring Harness Workshop.
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