I've always wondered. What does "flooring it" do to your car over time? Like the certain parts and stuff like that.
FordMan77 said:Depends if it's from a roll or stop I would think. If it's from idle/stop, then you're putting a huge load on all the rotating assembly, valvetrain, and drivetrain. Not to mention motor mounts, trans. mounts, etc... I would think over time it would wear these parts out faster than if you were gentle with it.
Put it this way, my 84 Vic has a 5.0 in it and has 377,xxx on it and I get on it pretty hard from time to time and it has NEVER had any major engine component replaced (bearings, crank, cam, etc..) and the heads have never even been off since the factory built it. The only thing I hear is some rocker/lifter noise when it's cold out. Once it warms up it goes away and my full hot in-gear idle oil pressure sits at about 18-20psi depending on the age of the oil. At highway speeds in OD at 65mph, it pushes 40psi. Not sure what the stock specs are for oil pressure, but I can't complain.
I think it all comes down to maintenance. If you drive it hard often and don't change the oil and maintain the vehicle, then you will see increased wear that could shorten the life of the car as a whole.
That was taken from this site.....http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtmlAggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money
How exactly does it clean out the internals of the motor?Maxion$Mulla$ said:Id say the motor mounts usally tear ecspeacally if the car is old but its also is good idea to do it every once in a while because it cleans out the internals of the motor whitch means you will maintian horsepower throughout the years... correct me if im wrong
also http://autos.yahoo.com/maintain/repairqa/engine/ques058_1.htmlThe best way to clean carbon build-up out of your engine is NOT to take the car out and run it as hard as you can. This only results in meetings with local law enforcement personnel, and doesn't do much for cleaning out carbon.
If you really want to clean the carbon out of your engine follow these simple steps. Fill an empty soda bottle with water. Remove your air cleaner. Start your engine. While using one hand to control the throttle, trickle the water into the carb or throttle body with the other while holding your thumb over the bottle opening. Keep the engine rpm's up so that the engine doesn't die. Make sure that you don't pour the water in too fast! Water doesn't compress and if you pour too much water in, severe engine damage can result! White smoke from the exhaust is normal. If you have a port fuel injected car, you obviously won't be able to use this method, but I have had success with connecting a vacuum hose to a port at the base of the throttle body and sticking the other end of the hose into the bottle of water. The vacuum of the engine will suck the water in, creating the same effect. This will clean out even the most stubborn carbon, by 'steam cleaning' your cylinders.
well see, the theory of it cleaning things out works for this then...Bigiron383 said:I floored it on the way home this summer, blew the A/C compressor.