Tuning diesel engines (TDI)

Modern turbo diesels are great tuning projects.

Thanks for visiting TorqueCars, we love Diesels and see so many interesting Diesel projects.

A simple remap usually yields around 30% more power and better fuel economy!

If you are looking to build the ultimate Diesel TDI then you came to the right place.

Our tuning tips and articles cover all the best mods and latest tuning methods to help you build a great modified Diesel.

With the help of our forum members, industry professionals and seasoned car modifiers we present a best practice guide to modding your Diesel.

Feel free to drop a tip or suggestion in the comments box at the bottom of every article, this feedback is greatly valued and helps us refine our articles.

Stage 1,2,3 remaps and mods

We wish people would stop using stage to describe a tuning option or plan but while they do we’ll define here what we mean and expect when we talk about the term.

We get asked so much about this that we wanted to spell out what we mean and most car modders mean when talking about stage 1, 2 or 3 remaps and mods. We look at the various stages of remap available and the mods that would work best on stage 1, 2 and 3 upgrades. Each level of remap carries risks and drawbacks so we will outline them here.


Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque

From a diesel perspective, anything that isn’t turbocharged is a waste of time from a tuning point of view. Similarly, anything that isn’t using electronically managed direct injection is a pointless tuning proposal so we are somewhat limited to modern Turbo Diesels.

Get rid of those two ointment bound flies and things get more interesting


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.


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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