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    Default Dyno time $$

    What are guys paying for dyno time in your area? (only engine dynos, not chassis stuff)
    Per hour, or per day, or per job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    What are guys paying for dyno time in your area? (only engine dynos, not chassis stuff)
    Per hour, or per day, or per job.
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    a day of tuning on new engine was 700 found around 60 hp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    a day of tuning on new engine was 700 found around 60 hp
    Amazing huh? Did you think that was worth the cost? Probably never would have found that hp (all of it anyway) without the dyno time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    a day of tuning on new engine was 700 found around 60 hp
    what i was just quoted for a day too.

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    What is the deffinition of a day. How many pulls do you get or what are the limitations.

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    $50.00 an hour where I live. I'm there for 1/2 a day or four hours and get about ten to thirteen pulls.

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    day-show up at 8:00, put engine on dyno..should only take an hour and half if it is really ready to go, thrash the hell out of it until 3 or 4, take it off, drop off the cash.
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    Pretty damn quick to get engines on and off of a 901.
    Now, it would be difficult to change cams, or heads in a day.
    Goes for 600 ish around here.

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    I didn't opt for it, but I was qouted $400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLATMVN View Post
    What is the deffinition of a day. How many pulls do you get or what are the limitations.
    I've been on the dyno all day fighting gremlins(that I'm damn glad the engine wasn't in the boat) and had 8 pulls. I've been on the dyno when everything went perfect and I had several things to try and made 24 pulls.

    As was stated, if things go well if you want you can more than likely get out 8-12 pulls. I know people that have put an engine on the dyno and did a 15 minute break-in run dropped the oil and then made 4 power pulls and called it a day in 4 hours.

    Edit: Dynoing your engine is money well spent and way less stress on your engine than a full wide open throttle 1/8 mile pass in your boat let alone a full 1/4 mile pass. The last river trip when the CP ran 108mph I was watching the tac at 6,900 rpm for the 1,000 ft pass and I was thinking to myself ".... and people think the dyno is hard on an engine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    Amazing huh? Did you think that was worth the cost? Probably never would have found that hp (all of it anyway) without the dyno time.
    Wags
    Yes it was worth the Money . Break in , tune up - well worth the extra ! then you know what you have !
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    Thanks for the info. I am having a new engine built and we are supose to dyno it when completed.

    It is a Blown 540 , 1071 BDS, Injected on 110 race fuel. I was looking at dynoing it for tuning.
    I am not looking to sqeeze every last ounce of power out of it just a good solid number with a good tune up.

    This would be my first experience with dynoing a engine and this is good information.

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    Most dyno places are by the day. $500-$650 is standard. Nicer dynos with better info fetches higer numbers. Or a really good dyno opperator. They are worth their money in GOLD!
    The fact of the matter is that it takes two hours to get the engine on there, everything hooked up, etc. And the more stuff you run that is odd, the harder it is to hook everything up. That is why you get by the day and not by the hour for the most part. Because if it takes 3 hours to hook it up, they are going to make you pay for it. Of course the customer says that they are paying for dyno time, not hook up time. Then the argument begins. So they just do a day to make it easier.
    Charge by the day and you just start hooking things up early.
    Dynos are invaluable. Just knowing that everything in the engine is right before it goes into the boat. The braindeadening from trouble shooting at the lake, (Well, everyone here has probably experienced that.)
    To know the ignition system works, the fuel system is right and everything is broken in and running right is worth the time. Then extra horsepower found is just a nice big bonus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
    Because if it takes 3 hours to hook it up, they are going to make you pay for it. Of course the customer says that they are paying for dyno time, not hook up time. Then the argument begins. So they just do a day to make it easier.
    Charge by the day and you just start hooking things up early.
    Dynos are invaluable.
    Hey Moron, it takes you three hours because your combo is nothing like the norm. That and the place you dyno-ed was not prepared for your combination.

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    This thread makes me want to dyno my motor.
    I wake up and I piss excellence.

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