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Old 03-07-2005, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Like I know this is kind of a stupid question

but is it like really that super bad, if you floor your car, like....every once and a while?
get it into some high rpm's every so often ya know what i mean
i mean obviously not everywhere

but like every so often?

is it that bad?

i drive a 94 bmw 325is btw

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Old 03-07-2005, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Like I know this is kind of a stupid question

but is it like really that super bad, if you floor your car, like....every once and a while?
get it into some high rpm's every so often ya know what i mean
i mean obviously not everywhere

but like every so often?

is it that bad?

i drive a 94 bmw 325is btw

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It's not good any car to be floored all the time. Especially if you're flooring it around corners.

My turn to ask a dumb question.

Unfortunately I own an automatic, a mint 96 328is. It's not completely hideious that I have an auto, because they still have plenty of power.

Sitting in traffic or stopped at a light, is it bad to shift to neutrual all the time?
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I floor my car atleast 5-10 times a day, been doing that for the last 4 years. Any engine or tranmission. NOPEE.
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so not bad for it unless u do it excessivly then roight?
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Old 03-07-2005, 02:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i get on my car a lot, my car loves to be driven hard

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flooring your car a few times a day isn't bad.. its the consistant beating the car takes, which can be bad!!

anyways, drive your car the way it should be driven!! HARD!!

just don't redline! and let the car bounce of rev limiter!! heh!! then thats bad!!

-i have a auto 323is.. only 168 hp!! i need to push my car, not very good acceleration! but it gets the job done, over 5k rpm!! heh!( u know what i mean)
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I drive hard all the time. I'm talking hard! Rare that I don't do pedal to the metal all the time, but my car dosn't have a whole lot of power, (same car as dude right above me) so I can floor it all the time without getting TOO MUCH attention

You shouldn't drop it into neutral at a light unless you are going to sit there for more than 5 minutes. Dis-engaging and re-engaging gears is harder on the whole system than letting the engine idle and have the torque convert put a load back on the engine. The torque converter relies on a very viscus fluid to transfer power, there are no clutches in the driveline that will wear out if you are sitting there still. The BMW engines were designed to run with a load on them, not sitting there idling with no counter torque on the driveshaft.

Redlining and KEEPING it there is bad, winding up the RPMS to redline and then shifting is not bad, that's ok since it's designed to do that.
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If you own a manual you should drive it hard every once in a while. Especially if your car spends a lot of time sitting in traffic jams. Revving the motor more will shoot out those carbon deposites and give you a more responsive motor.

Anyways, everything is bad for your car. Starting it up in the morning and driving it is bad for the car. You have to understand, eventually everything wears out. The harder you drive it, the quicker parts will wear out.

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driving your car in general is bad...lets all just stay home from now on....
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I think the main thing is that when you do get on your car, make sure that it is properly warmed up. Don;t jump into your car in the morning and punch the pedal down. Drive normal(I shift before 3500 rpms) for a while until the car is warmed up(temp gauge in the middle). After that drive however you want.
I drive my car hard every once in a while maybe once a day or so.
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driving your car in general is bad...lets all just stay home from now on....
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I swear our cars run better if you "get on them" atleast once a day. It clears out all the gunk that normally would stick and buildup, and gets all the fluids moving nicely. Ontop of that it's fun

It's only really bad to bounce off the limiter when there is no load on the engine. Ex: Hitting the limiter by revving it in neutral... not good.

It's also bad to "get on it" or drive your car hard when it is still "cold". You need to let the car warm up atleast 5 minutes AFTER the temp gauge shows it's in the middle! If not the mechanics etc will not be expanded to the right operating temps and will cause excessive unneeded wear.
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what is bouncing the limiter, I have an auto, i guess I cant really do that
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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why did one of u say that its bad to floor it when ure cornering. j.w.
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also be weary of taking turns/ corners hard. I know are cars handle great, and I do dive into corners myself, but you gotta think about your tires. Engine wear or even brake pad wear you will not notice on a monthly basis, but new tires every six months you will. I just spent 650 for new tires today. Oh yeah, also take it easy on the launch / spinning the wheels
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