Torque Dork

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Torque Dork is a thought in Disco Elysium.

Description[edit | edit source]

Problem[edit | edit source]

Human relations are abstract and open for ambiguous interpretation. She says she'll *always* do something. No she won't. She doesn’t have the mechanical wherewithal to last a decade, let alone a lifetime. Machines aren’t like that. You lose compression in a cylinder, you know the head gasket’s busted or the cylinder wall is cracked. Actually, it *could* be that the pistons -- or the piston rings -- are worn. Or maybe valve problems? Wait…

Solution[edit | edit source]

You’re elbow deep in there now -- in what seems to be a motor carriage. A Coupris ‘40. The hood’s off in your mind’s eye and you’re listening. There's that clicky noise. Are the rod bearings *already* done for? Well, if the head's coming off you might as well get that new twin-scroll turbo with the magnesium manifold installed. Some would say it’s overkill to put 200 big ones under that, but this needs to be *solid*, so the rear... Hey, what were we talking about again? What were we *doing*?

Effects[edit | edit source]

Requires research time
  • Research
    • -2 Conceptualization: All you need is torque.
  • Completion:
    • +2 Interfacing: Magnesium manifolds installed

Location[edit | edit source]

  • You MUST start the game with 3 Encyclopedia or less, if you know what made the noise that woke you up you will be unable to talk to Kim about it later.
  • You need at least 2 Logic to recognise the motor carriage as the source of the "infernal noise".
  • Do not learn your real name.
  • Examine Kim's car, ask "What are we looking at?" and choose "This must be what woke me up".
  • Get Encyclopedia to 4 and Interfacing to 6.
  • Talk to Tommy Le Homme about his lorry. Identify it.
  • On day 2, walk past Kim's Motorcar and click the yellow thought orb.
  • Exhaust all dialogue options then select the options then finish the conversation.
  • Kim will ask how you know so much about cars but not your own name. Say "Yeah, I don't know who I am, but I do know I like cars"


  • Talking with Kim about construction cranes in Union Headquarters also counts towards getting this thought.