Does Engine Tuning Reduce Engine Life?

Sometimes for certain reasons your engine may get sloppy and reduce horsepower or you may want to give your car a kick. Then you may want to consider tuning up your engine. But first it’s important to know what engine tuning actually is. This is the adjustment or modification of the internal combustion engine or engine Control Unit (ECU) to yield optimal performance and increase the engine’s power output, economy, or durability. Surprisingly this consists of things you may not have known.

Tuning is a process that consists of:

  • Air Filter Cleaning
  • Fuel Pump Cleaning
  • Spark Plug Cleaning & Gap Adjustment (0.8 to 0.9 mm for Petrol and 0.65 to 0.75 mm for Diesel Engine)
  • Throttle Body & Ideal Speed Actuator ( Ideal Air Flow Control Valve – Electrical Motor Type) Cleaning
  • Silencer Duct and Converter Cleaning.
  • Intake and Exhaust Manifold Cleaning.
  • Scanning and Correcting any Error DTCs with a diagnostic machine.
An Engine Tuning Process

You can now see that tuning requires processes that if done well can bring your engine back to life. Therefore engine tuning does not reduce engine life but increases it.

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About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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