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EFI 101 Trip Report

By Justin Ruegsegger, ME senior

This past summer, with help from the National Institute of Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT), eight of the University of Idaho Formula Hybrid SAE team members were able to attend the EFI 101 (Electronic Fuel Injection) course held at PINA Motorsports in Kent, Washington.

This course is put on by EFI University with the intention of teaching its students the basics of factory and aftermarket engine management systems and how they are integrated with internal combustion engines.

This two day course has students spending a majority of their time in the classroom learning the various functions and types of sensors, how engine management systems calculate the needed amount of air and fuel for a required loading, and how users can manipulate this data.

The second day of the course gave students an introduction to the aftermarket engine management systems available, as well as a chassis dyno tuning session to demonstrate the material covered in the course. During the dyno session the instructor would adjust fuel and timing tables in the engine’s computer and show us how this affected performance and air/fuel ratios.

All who had the opportunity to attend had a great time and it was nice to have the principles we learned in our engineering courses reinforced and demonstrated.

Vandal Hybrid Racing Team

Pictured (from left to right) Bobby Jackson, Pietro Boyd, Samuel Wos, Josh Ulrich, Zack Porter, Stephen Hieb, Cody Brumett, & Justin Ruegsegger