Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Rate Thread
is this true? #153900 Apr 13, 9:53pm Apr 13, 9:53pm
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 63
N
newcelica84 OP
Member
newcelica84 OP
N
Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 63
is this true?
I know this great mechanic from Germany. He's like in his early 50s. He said he's been working on cars in Germany for 30 years. He fixes all of my family members' cars, except for mine, because I'm hard headed and only want the dealership to work on it for the things that I don't know how to fix/maintain. So anyways, he said that about every 3 weeks to a month, you have to drive your car "hard" with "full gas" to "clean out" the engine in a way. He said that over time, if you drive it like "a woman" (nice and slow with no abuse), then the valves get even more dirtier and clogged. He said by pushing the car hard, it would actually be good and clean it out in a way. So, I've been doing that for about 2 months now, and just drive about 3-5 miles of constantly hitting lift. I've noticed, it might just be me though, that my engine has not been vibrating much, if not at all now in idle.

Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153901 Apr 13, 9:55pm Apr 13, 9:55pm
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,454
B.C. Coquitlam
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
Elec-FuYu
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica
Elec-FuYu
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,454
B.C. Coquitlam
idunno

i drove my car easy and cheezy for months now, all i notice is better mileage cos i dont hit lift anymore !lol!


I am a HID Maniac!!
Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153902 Apr 13, 10:29pm Apr 13, 10:29pm
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
5280vvti
Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT
5280vvti
Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 815
CO
It makes sense... staying in lift constatnly though? That must really eat up gas, and seems a little extreme, maybe just hitting lift of the go until you're up to cruising speed!?!

Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153903 Apr 13, 10:46pm Apr 13, 10:46pm
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,454
B.C. Coquitlam
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
Elec-FuYu
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica
Elec-FuYu
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,454
B.C. Coquitlam
ill cry if i am forced to hit lift constantly...

it's not that good for our car altho it's built to rev high..


I am a HID Maniac!!
Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153904 Apr 14, 12:08am Apr 14, 12:08am
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 214
Denmark
marajade
Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT
marajade
Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 214
Denmark
He's right... but no need to strain the engine... drive normally until the engine and gearbox is varm then you can make your accelerations and stuff... thumbsup


1988 Toyota Celica 2.0 GTi-16 and 2000 Toyota Celica VVT-i
Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153905 Apr 14, 2:04am Apr 14, 2:04am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 266
MN, U.S.A
Chico
Member
2000 Toyota Celica
Chico
Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 266
MN, U.S.A
Humm funny.. my friend told me the same thing.. He said that if I drive my car like a woman, it was going to clogg my injectors, or something like that.. hum so I started to press the pedal with a bit more pressure.. and is true, the car doens't vibrate.. humm funny.. tongue
He is like a mechanic but only for imports.. he owns a 98 Prelude.. and its FAST, REALLY REALLY FAST rofl He has done so much work on his engine, is not even funny..! thumbsup

Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153906 Apr 14, 2:52pm Apr 14, 2:52pm
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
eric_h
2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT
eric_h
2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
i heard that too, people referr to it as "getting the carbon out"


[Linked Image]
A boats a boat, but the mystery box could be anything....Even a boat!
Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153907 Apr 15, 7:49am Apr 15, 7:49am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
O
oas
Specialist
oas
O
Specialist

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
i heard it to but i heard taht i shud to it once every 2 week , but thats no prob because i do it every day spineyes

Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153908 Apr 15, 7:51am Apr 15, 7:51am
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
If the engine wasn't built t rev hard, it wouldn't.

I hit lift on a daily basis, roughly every 15 minutes laughsilly

My car runs as good, if not BETTER than when I got it from the dealer thans to careful maintenance, regular oil changes, and proper fuel.

I also use cleaner products on the injectors (in to the gas cleaners) I clean the sensors on the car, keep a clean Air Filter, clean the throttle plate as needed, and always use Mobil 1 with a K&N gold line filter.

And I STILL get 26-30 MPG.


To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation
To know even one life has breathed easier
This is to have succeeded.
Re: is this true? [Re: newcelica84] #153909 Apr 15, 9:27am Apr 15, 9:27am
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 105
NS
7
7th_gen_celica
Member
7th_gen_celica
7
Member

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 105
NS
"A redline a day keeps the carbon away"

thats what I have heard people say before. not necessary to be done every day, but pushing it burns off carbon build up.


Yellow '02 GT.
Re: is this true? [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #153910 Apr 15, 10:28am Apr 15, 10:28am
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
drkramm
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS
drkramm
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
and its also good to go on long drives like on a highway every now and then it gets engine hot and keeps it hot burns exces water outa exhaust and such


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
TRDxvvtl
TRDxvvtl
2001 Toyota Celica
San Gabriel,California

Posts: 49
Joined: September 2004
Thanks: MY SELF
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
APR strut bar brace for 2000 GTS
by TweakMaster. 10/15/2017 8:02 PM
Help with vacuum hose
by Chaos. 10/15/2017 6:07 PM
My 2000 GTS
by TweakMaster. 10/14/2017 6:29 PM
Replaced bad MAF. Now getting p0300/p1300 CEL codes. HELP!
by Bblee1989. 10/14/2017 4:34 PM
What kind of rim is this?
by mariahjordan. 10/10/2017 8:05 PM
Changed Headlight but so Dimm
by smsih. 10/10/2017 2:55 PM
Anyone know this remote unlock key? trying to ID it!
by kieronboz. 10/04/2017 2:36 AM
will C-one lip fit on TRD front bumper
by Mik3l. 09/30/2017 3:28 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171014)