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How often do you "floor" your vehicle? #4743092
04/30/18 08:37 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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When I was young and in my hot rod years it was often. Now in my older years I try not to stress my vehicles or waste gas. So now I would be surprised if I floor it once every couple months.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743094
04/30/18 08:39 AM
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I still do pretty often. I don't think it matters that much, not on my driving cycle--one flooring per outing is one flooring per 50 miles. Only do it once or twice a week and it is drowned out by all the miles of low stress highway driving.

Also with base engines it's usually not that stressful to the rest of the driveline, not unless if you get wheel spin that suddenly grabs.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 169k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 192k, his
Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743095
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It depends on how much power is available. The weaker the engine, the more flooring will ensue. smile


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Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743096
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If I do floor it, it's when the engine has been running a minimum of 15 minutes, so that everything is fully warmed up.

And I'll admit to flooring the MB once in a while...It's just too much fun to feel the rush when the turbos spool up on the V-12...


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Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743104
04/30/18 08:45 AM
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The issue with flooring anything but my 81 240D (67 hp), is that it's generally too easy to be in an illegal situation.

I'm sure WOT is "healthy" to some extent. I try to at least do some hard acceleration when all is up to temperature.

But even in the minivan, and even from starting slow on a long onramp to an interstate, it's easy to be way over the speed limit. So it lasts a few seconds if you allow the upshift, marginally longer if you force a gear.

Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743105
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Not too often, no need to, and with Long Island traffic the opportunity to floor it doesn't present itself much.


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Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743107
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Rarely


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Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743110
04/30/18 08:51 AM
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In the Garage...
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Truck will be on the floor from time to time when towing a steep/long grade

Malibu few times a month

Trans Am generally when I get it out of the garage it will see WOT at least once a trip.

The Caprice a couple of time a week getting on the highway on the way to work.


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Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743111
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Never.


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Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743116
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I'm now driving a first gen xB with a 5-speed manual trans and when I "floor it" no one knows.

Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743117
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Once engine is warmed up in my Camaro any chance I get laugh (on ramps..etc)

Jeep not to much but it gets revved out a lot just because its 4000lbs and 190hp


2017 Camaro SS 1LE (Motul 8100 X-clean 5W40)
1997 Jeep XJ 4x4 (15W40 HDEO Maxlife)
Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743119
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When Iím passing on mountain roads I floor it to minimize the time Iím in the left lane,so probably two to four times a month.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 04/30/18 08:55 AM.

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Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743124
04/30/18 08:56 AM
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Not too often on the street, maybe once a week in the Focus, mostly just to stay in practice for shifting for autocross.
During autocross season it gets run WO, and bounced off the rev limiter a bunch, but most engines are pretty bullet proof and I've never had a problem.
I worry more about auto transmissions when running WO, than the motor, but these days they are pretty good at protecting themselves too.


07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 218km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 15km 0W20
Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743135
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Pretty much as soon as the oil comes up to temp, and then fairly frequently after that.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman] #4743138
04/30/18 09:04 AM
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About a half dozen times a day to pass "adults" whom can not drive a constant speed on the highway. This is often due to the offender using there phone and attempting to steer with forearms.


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