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#4743092 - 04/30/18 08:37 AM How often do you "floor" your vehicle?
ZZman Offline

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5639
Loc: Michigan
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. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
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#4743094 - 04/30/18 08:39 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
supton Offline

Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11716
Loc: NH
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, 159k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 142k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 179k, his

#4743095 - 04/30/18 08:40 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
Quattro Pete Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35721
Loc: Great Lakes
It depends on how much power is available. The weaker the engine, the more flooring will ensue. smile
'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)

#4743096 - 04/30/18 08:40 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8433
Loc: Virginia Beach
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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#4743104 - 04/30/18 08:45 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41654
Loc: New Jersey
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.

#4743105 - 04/30/18 08:45 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
demarpaint Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29567
Loc: NY
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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#4743107 - 04/30/18 08:47 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
Bud Offline

Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1672
Loc: Texas
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#4743110 - 04/30/18 08:51 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
ls1mike Offline

Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 5067
Loc: In the Garage...
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.
00 Trans Am WS6 5.7 LS1
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#4743111 - 04/30/18 08:51 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
Schmoe Offline

Registered: 05/12/03
Posts: 7218
Loc: Oklahoma
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#4743116 - 04/30/18 08:52 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
OneEyeJack Offline

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7451
Loc: S California
I'm now driving a first gen xB with a 5-speed manual trans and when I "floor it" no one knows.

#4743117 - 04/30/18 08:53 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
thescreensavers Offline

Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 401
Loc: Jupiter, FL
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)
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#4743119 - 04/30/18 08:54 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
Snagglefoot Offline

Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1534
Loc: Alberta
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.

Edited by Snagglefoot (04/30/18 08:55 AM)

#4743124 - 04/30/18 08:56 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
IndyIan Offline

Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9031
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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, 201km M1 5W30
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#4743135 - 04/30/18 09:02 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
rooflessVW Online   content

Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 3827
Loc: North Carolina
Pretty much as soon as the oil comes up to temp, and then fairly frequently after that.
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#4743138 - 04/30/18 09:04 AM Re: How often do you "floor" your vehicle? [Re: ZZman]
dave1251 Offline

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8639
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
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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