How To Be Prepared For A Dyno Session And Not Waste Your Money

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As the crew at YouTube channel Nivlac57 finishes preparations for their Twin Turbo Vortec 4200 Ameri-Barra powered 1974 Datsun 260z to make some power on the dyno shortly, Calvin offers 5 tips and tricks that are key to a successful dyno session…

Don’t Waste Your Time & Money: Be Prepared For A Dyno Session

  1. 1:38 Does it run? No, really? Does it run?
  2. 4:28 Did you forget the... (See list below video)
  3. 8:18 Safety Third... Er... First. (See list below video)
  4. 9:36 What are your goals?
  5. 10:58 Are you taking Notes?

Suggested Safety Checks

  • Torque Lug Nuts
  • Check Fuel Fittings
  • Check Vacuum Lines
  • Check Tires
  • Tie-Down Points

Helpful Items To Have On-Hand For a Successful Dyno Day

  • Fuel
  • Tools
  • Spark Plugs
  • Spark Plug Gapping Tool
  • Extra Injectors, Coils, Spare ECU, Wastegate, etc.
  • Extra Sensors: O2, MAP, Throttle Position, etc.
  • Motor Oil
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Infrared Temperature Reader
  • Zip Ties, Duct Tape, Hose Clamps, etc.
  • Laptop and Cable
  • Camera Equipment
  • Hearing Protection
  • Lunch and Water