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Unread 09-26-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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Question Do you feel guilty after opening your throttle?

I know in theory it is not bad, infact some people say it is good for the car, although I can't help but feel guilty afterwards. I love to hear the turbo whistle and the intake roar but I still can't but help feeling like I have spanked my car. I know it wears the transmission, drive shafts and tyres but it is not bad for the engine from what I hear.

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I don't think it's bad unless you're constantly getting on and off the throttle...that's what makes the engine start to burn oil, etc
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My theory is I pay for the repairs as long as i'm willing to pay i'll drive it how I want and not ***** when she needs some TLC.
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I know in theory it is not bad, infact some people say it is good for the car, although I can't help but feel guilty afterwards. I love to hear the turbo whistle and the intake roar but I still can't but help feeling like I have spanked my car. I know it wears the transmission, drive shafts and tyres but it is not bad for the engine from what I hear.
Is this a serious question?

I don't feel bad, I feel bad for many a car in the other lane though... yes, my sympathies go out to them.

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Nope.



It's good for the engine to let it breathe, plus, you're supposed to crack it wide open when you get on the interstate. When merging, you want to match your speed, which for the typical streetcar on the length of ramps I usually see, involves giving it the beans.

Normally, I don't rev my engine any higher than 1800...don't need to, really...but when I'm getting on the freeway, and ESPECIALLY on tight ramps, I'll flat bury the accelerator and let it scream up to 3400 or so, and I think it enjoys it if you ask me. It always runs a bit peppier for 5-10 minutes after I do that
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It's good for the engine to let it breathe, plus, you're supposed to crack it wide open when you get on the interstate.
This. I rip her open when pulling onto the freeway.
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This. I rip her open when pulling onto the freeway.

Does your car feel freer/happier after you do that? Mine does.
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I only open the throttle when I am in the mood, most of the time in normal driving I just like to cruise with a few fingers holding the wheel not going above 2000 R.P.M. You've got to think about the pistons and the piston rings, valve springs etc when you do this kinda thing.

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Great oil, great maintence, and a need for speed. My car see's 6K daily. It's good to push them now the more power the harder they are on internals but stock engine with external mods have fun call me if it brakes. My old Firebird had 300K (RIP car wreck) it saw redline multiple times a day. She had no leaks and ran beautiful it she were here today we would be pushing 400K and I would still be driving her man I miss that girl.
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I only open the throttle when I am in the mood, most of the time in normal driving I just like to cruise with a few fingers holding the wheel not going above 2000 R.P.M. You've got to think about the pistons and the piston rings, valve springs etc when you do this kinda thing.

The pistons and valvetrain are the last thing on my mind when I crack my throttle wide open.


I'm worried most about my 3 foot long iron crankshaft snapping in two, followed shortly by some 24 year old connecting rods taking a permanent vacation. :\


That's why I don't go over 3400RPM, and up to the redline of 4100. Old as hell engine, don't want to risk snapping a crank.
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
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