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newcelica84
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newcelica84 Apr 14, 4:53am - #153900 
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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.
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Elec-FuYu Apr 14, 4:55am - #153901 
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i drove my car easy and cheezy for months now, all i notice is better mileage cos i dont hit lift anymore !lol!

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5280vvti Apr 14, 5:29am - #153902 

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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!?!
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Elec-FuYu Apr 14, 5:46am - #153903 
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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..

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marajade Apr 14, 7:08am - #153904 

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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

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Chico Apr 14, 9:04am - #153905 

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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
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eric_h Apr 14, 9:52pm - #153906 

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i heard that too, people referr to it as "getting the carbon out"

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oas Apr 15, 2:49pm - #153907 
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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
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DiabloGTS Apr 15, 2:51pm - #153908 

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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.

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7th_gen_celica Apr 15, 4:27pm - #153909 
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"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.

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drkramm Apr 15, 5:28pm - #153910 
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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

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