Fuel Guide

Find out about the full range of different fuels.

It can be hard choosing a fuel for your engine when selecting a new car.

We look at the many different types of fuel on the market, suggestions advantages and disadvantages for each and where possible we outline options to convert engines to run on them.

E85 Ethanol gas fuel

Read up on Ethanol E85 gas fuel find out what it is, what octane which cars can happily run it and how to convert a car to use it. We also look at the advantages and disadvantages of E85 fuel.

E85 is a term used to refer to rich ethanol-gas fuel blends that contain a 51%-83% ethanol ratio depending on the season and geography of use.

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How to save over 20% fuel

Find out how to avoid wasting fuel with our hypermiler fuel saving tips and advice. Follow these fuel saving tips to save 20% of your annual fuel bill.

Most drivers are wasting fuel by ignoring a few simple fuel saving principles.

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5 top fuel saving tips

With ever increasing fuel costs it makes sense to look for ways to save fuel. The more fuel you conserve the more money you will save.

Follow our advice and our top 5 fuel saving tips to reduce the cost of fuel and get better mpg. Avoid the pitfalls and additives that do nothing for your car with our no nonsense advice.

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The Benefits of Performance Injectors vs. Stock Parts

Performance injectors “Thanks for reading our fuel injector article.” Your car might be performing just fine with stock parts, but, […]

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Todays featured car tuning articles

Big valve kits – larger intake valves.

The heads primary job is the mixing of fuel and air and delivering this to the combustion chamber.

Any turbulence or drag can restrict the air flow into the engine starving you of power. So this TorqueCars article will focus on the intake valves and how they can be improved.

The aim of head tuning is both to maximise the amount of air and fuel that gets into the engine, and to improve the mixture.

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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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Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions

The inlet and outlet ports on the engine block are usually larger than those of the manifolds that connect to them.

This allows for scope in the manufacturing process to allow for mismatched alignment.

Generally the engine ports are larger in the upstream flow direction avoiding turbulance but power gains can be made by matching these up.

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