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OCTOBER 2017 THE SHOP 41 SHOP TOOLS & EQUIPMENT ITEMS TO BRING You'll need to carefully think about the dyno session before your trip. Don't assume that the dyno shop will have every item that you may need for the session. Bringing all necessary and potentially necessary items with you will save time and frustration. First, check with the dyno shop before your trip to find out if you need to supply fuel. Some dyno shops may routinely run engines on alcohol and may or may not have high-test pump gas or race gas on hand. If they don't have gasoline on hand, a shop employee will need to make a fuel run, which increases cost and adds extra time. Also, bring a set of spare spark plugs of the same brand and heat range as those installed in the engine (and already gapped to spec). Consider including a couple sets of spare spark plugs in a hotter and/or colder heat range as well. This is some- thing you should discuss with your engine builder and/or the dyno shop prior to the appointment. Other items to remember: • Dedicated break-in oil for the initial run, and the oil you plan to use long- term for the majority of dyno pulls. Also bring a spare oil filter. • Spare distributor cap, rotor and plug wires. • Exhaust header mounting bolts or studs. This will save time at the dyno shop during setup on the dyno. • Exhaust header gaskets. • Spare carb base gaskets. • Spare valve cover gaskets. • Spare intake manifold gaskets. • Carburetor jets. If you're running a carburetor, it's possible that the dyno operator will want to change jet sizes, based on his initial findings during the warm-up period or after the first pull. While any dyno shop will likely have a selection of jets on hand, it doesn't hurt to have a set with you just in case. Check with the dyno shop, but they may also want you to bring spare power valves, vacuum secondary springs, accelerator pumps, etc. The dyno shop may prefer to perform ini- tial pulls with one of its in-house dyno test carbs, switching to your carb after a few runs. • Nitrous jets and an extra bottle of nitrous oxide (if running NOS). • Spare supercharger drive belt(s) if the engine is supercharged. • If you plan to test a variety of com- ponents, be sure to bring those parts (carbs, injectors, etc.), and any poten- tially needed gaskets and fasteners. • EFI instructions. If you're running an aftermarket fuel injection system, be sure to bring the kit's instructions and all kit parts such as wiring harnesses, controller, programmer, etc. • Sensors and EFI wiring harnesses. • If you're running an LS engine that has been converted to carburetion, be sure to bring your aftermarket ignition controller and the wiring harness required for connection to the coil packs, crank position sensor See the whole success story: For further information or technical support please call 1-888-MOLYOIL (665-9645) I use it! "No other products on the market compare to LIQUI MOLY!" Renato Fausch RSP-Motorsports Inc Kilworth-Komoka, Ontario CA #iuseit I use it! Made in Germany. Made for you.

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