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Old 11-30-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I hardly ever take my foot OFF the floor in mine unless the radar detector is going off or its an area i know is heavily patrolled...got to keep the cobwebs blown out of them
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Default I.C.E.'s need heat. By definition.

Living in Sandy Springs, GA...
If I haven't floored it, it's not rush hour.

I do floor my car almost every day. But, I only allow wide open throttle to the 8k redline when the engine is warm. The coolant gauge needs to have read operating temperature for a minute at least before I put my foot in it with high rpms. The temperature differences can be problematic if you go wide-open when the engine is cold. Otherwise, running hard is good because it gets the engine warmer, where the combustion is more thermally efficient (force provided per drop of fuel burnt). It also burns off moisture that the engine oil has accumulated from the humidity in the crank case.

Flooring it is not the worst you can do for your engine. It's usually pretty good for 'em once they're warm. Multiple short trips (less than 15 minutes or so), delayed fluid changes, poor fuel choices, poor fluid and filter choices, etc. are all much more harmful.
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I have a 4 cyl Subaru (non turbo) that gets floored almost daily. I rev it to 5500 daily.
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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This was supposed to be a Summer's Eve thread, no?
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Any Vette owner who asks this question needs to buy a Prius. You, Sir, are obviously NOT a car nut.

Don
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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I'm surprised the Uhaul didn't just break down and leave you on the side of the road.
A 2014 5.4L Econoline 450, why would it?
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Westside Houston
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I floored it to make it home so I can respond to OP.

Yes, I floored it every time I get on the freeway. Only way to get around the left lane linger lover.

I hope that, anyone who post on the automotive forum have "floored it". At least once.
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Sell the Vette...
I really did LOL!

I'm thinking I can read a bit into the O.P.s personality...

Conservative, safety is important, probably uses a condom when he has sex with hookers.
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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There is no stress. That is what they are designed to do. If you are afraid to "goose it" every once in a while maybe you should be driving a schwin.
Yep, the computer will prevent you from harming anything. We used to replace the cams to lift the valves higher and advance the timing and drill out the fuel ports in our carbs back in the day. Now THOSE you could definitely blow the engines by flooring them LOL.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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Back in '90, floored my mom's '82 Cougar, didn't go any faster, just made more noise.
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