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Old 04-06-2004, 02:24   #1 (permalink)
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Having a bit of fun with a mate on my way back from archerfield to st lucia on a few safe out of the way places just after the rain had stopped, I mashed the gas to the firewall a couple of times, but didn't rev past about 3800. I was wondering if opening the trottle does much more engine damage then usual? A bit of post hammering guilt is looming in my mind, but then again, draging off some twit in a pegeot trying to cut up my inside at the lights before a merging, hitting 3400 in 2nd and then the wheels started spinning like no tomorrow was rather fun.

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Old 04-06-2004, 02:45   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt warry, 3800 is safe.
my EF manual actually states, to keep the engine below 4000rpm to prolong logativity.
i reackon its a load of bull, if the engines cant handle maximum power, they arnt engineered well
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damn straight! :D
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damn straight! :D
The faster/more acceleration - the more fuel you use. Possibly a bit more oil if you do it on a regular basis. But other than that, who cares? I mean, they wouldn't have 'em going full blast on a dyno if it was gonna kill 'em, would they? 3800 is nothin'..... meet the rev limiter more than once a day and that might be different....
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5500rpm baby! hit that limiter! its there for a reason! lol
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6000 rpm didnt do my engine any damage ... did it all day long and after pulling the engine apart the next day i couldnt find any damage at all ...
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So long as there is some load on engine it could spin at 4800 all day..Legally it isn't possible unless your in N.T...
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or on the race track ... :)
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Re: Full throttle - Engine stress?

or holding it in a stupidly low gear
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Re: Full throttle - Engine stress?

I wouldn't worry about 3800, personally I change gear at 3800 when I'm being nice to it! :)
Otherwise, 280,000Km of frequent 5000RPM shifts, not to mention the skids (private road only :s5:) haven't hurt it yet
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