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Is this bad for your engine/tranny? I did it the other day by accident. Was driving beside a friend, and shifted to neutral and revved the engine. I quickly dropped her into drive and she squealed away. So, bad/neutral/don't do it a lot/so-so?
 

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keep doing it. it will clean out the carbon that is stuck in the valvebody. in order for it to be effective it need the rpm at about minimum of 3200rpm but not more than 4900rpm. do this for every after 500-600 miles city driving or 900-1000 miles highway driving. doing this will also extend the life of your tranny fluid so instead of changing it every 25k you can change it about 35k or 50k miles if you have a tranny cooler.
 

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I see.

What about power braking? (Sitting on the brake and revving to the stall point while in gear. Then letting go of the brake.)
Not as bad as a Neutral drop but, don't make a habit of it.

And try SEARCH both hear and at GOOGLE or the search engine of your choice before starting another thread like this.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=19&article_id=2246&page_number=5

Road And Track Magazine said:
Power braking is done by applying the gas and brake pedals at the same time during a standing start to reduce lag and bring the engine further into its powerband at the time of the launch. And yes, it’s tough on the transmission because the clutch packs are being slipped under a high load. Overdoing this can easily overheat the clutch material and generally bakes the gearbox. Power braking is selectively done only during our acceleration tests.
 

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I heard that if you neutral drop your car, all the girls will start kissing you.



The other thing it can do is make your catalytic converters start rattling, but you think you lunched your trans, so you pester Langton's wife into driving you and your wife all around Dallas looking for a rental car while the 2 of you annoy the **** out of her.
 

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I see.

What about power braking? (Sitting on the brake and revving to the stall point while in gear. Then letting go of the brake.)
According to everything I've read, one powerbrake/burnout is about 10000 miles off your transmission lifetime;

Neutral drops usually cause immediate damage somewhere, when it happens; broken intermediate shaft comes to mind...or grenaded roller clutch.

When it happens, it usually looks like the transmission took a dump on the street...with metal parts in the fluid...




Dude, there are some words you should look up: Liability, Negligence, Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault , Felony Murder...

There are good reasons the cops don't like us to drive like that

If you 'screw up' in your car, and someone dies, you are So screwed. (Daily, in prison, very likely.)

A guy that hung out with us years ago got 8 years for a burnout that went bad, and went into traffic.
 

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While we're talking about stupid things. Why is putting your car into R, idling, slamming it into drive, and flooring it bad for your car?
 

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If one powerbreak/ burnout is 10k off your transmission, I know several transmissions that are well into the negative, like, near -1X10^6.
 

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Let's call it driveline shock

Put your fist into reverse and slam it forward into a 4000lb brick wall. My inclination is that it won't last long after so many times, if past the first time.
 
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