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Tips and secrets from the Automotive industry revealed.

TorqueCars offer  in depth advice on all aspects of car ownership from general care and maintenance / car servicing articles to issues such as getting fair accident compensation and arranging modified car insurance cover.

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Removing carbon

A look at why carbon build up happens in our tips and guide on removing carbon build up from the intake valves on a direct injection engine. We look at, how to remove it and give tips on preventing it happening in the future as frequently. Reviews of intake cleaners and professional removal services.


1jz VS 2jz

We look at two legendary engines, the 1JZ and 2JZ and see which is the better engine choice for your tuning project. We also touch on tuning these 1JZ GTE and 2JZ GTE engines.

On paper the 2JZ is better, but in the real world we need to look at what the engines are being used for before we state which is better.


Choosing and caring for garages

Keeping the damp and wet off your car is a major consideration in most countries.

We look at the common pitfalls and issues and provide tips on how to spot structural problems early on before it is too late.


Misfires and problems after tuning

When an engine is tuned or mapped you may get misfires flatspots or other problems. We look at the causes of these issues and how to diagnose a fault after remapping.



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