The modern diesel engine has come a long way since the old smelly noisy almost agricultural units of years gone by. With the advent of high compression engines, turbo chargers and direct fuel injection at phenomenal pressures we have a range of diesel engines that out perform thier petrol counterparts and return better fuel economy.

The big plus is that with a simple remap you are able to dramatically increase the performance and also generally get better fuel economy.

We look at all aspects of diesel engine tuning and suggest that you join our forum for more information about the world of high performance diesels.

Diesel Tuning – extra mpg, power and torque

We look at tuning a modern turbo diesel engine and the power gains on offer from fairly simple mods like remaps and turbo upgrades.

The sheer efficiency and Torque you get on a modern diesel engine has turned many petrol heads over to Diesel.

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Tuning boxes

Tuning boxes are often slated because there are so many rip off devices around. We look at the truth about tuning boxes and help our readers identify the piggy back ecu’s that are worth having. What does a piggy back ECU do? How do they work and are they worth buying?

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Remaps for diesel engines

Our members frequently talk about their latest mods and power figures. Many of our members have remapped their diesel engines and boast of more power, better economy and unchanged reliability.

But do the claims live up to reality? What sort of power figures can you get from a diesel remap? Diesels have really come so far in a very short time.

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Particulate filters and FAP Performance gains.

The particulate filter is a stand alone unit. It is located upstream of the cat in the exhaust system and its purpose is to remove soot particles from the gas stream. The cat the proceeds to do its usual job of converting CO to CO2 and is in no way dependent or relied upon by the particulate filter.

In diesels the cats are two way devices and run in unregulated mode (ie. no O2 sensor like a petrol car).

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Todays featured car tuning "how to..." article

Rover 100 tuning project by Talon Sportscars

Meet TorqueCars member Loz. He told us that he doesn’t “do normal”. This is something he’s proved time and time again.

His last car was a Smart City Coupe with a tuned Roadster engine in it. He read up on sports cars and track day cars and decided that weight reduction was a good thing.

He then started thinking about this, “What if I started with a small car to begin with?”

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