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Old 02-14-2009, 06:32 PM
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Hey, I just had a quick question. When I do like quick starts, like not putting the pedal to the ground fast, but stepping on the gas hard, does that hurt my engine in any way? I really like my baby Accord and want to take care of it. I've only done the quick starts like 2-3 times since I've had it, and I fear that putting the pedal all the way to the ground hurts it

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:50 PM
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[QUOTE=like not putting the pedal to the ground fast, but stepping on the gas hard[/QUOTE]


What exactly does this mean?
 
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:42 PM
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Just like, pushing the pedal 3/4th of the way down.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:10 PM
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so you mean just throttling high but not flooring it?

honestly as long as your not jamming the gas pedal to the floor consistently at every light and every takeoff you should be fine. still i wouldnt do it all the time, it can do a number on gas mileage, oil, and other engine components such as mounts.

Ill bury the pedal occasionally in my car and ive had no problems. i guess its not good to underdrive your car either lol. id worry more about revving high and redlining all the time. quick acceleration isnt gonna do much harm in my opinion. hard racing will. also i would be careful before its fully warmed up. if youre gonna be driving hard especially in the summer, let it idle for a few moments before you shut it off. atleast thats advice ive been given. helps lessen heat soak.
 
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:43 AM
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With the V6 auto, I'd baby it as much as possible. I bury the gas pedal a lot, and it probably does the most damage to the mounts and the clutch.
 
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yea, I dont bury it all the time, but every now and then, but thanks for all the feedback!

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i never hit the pedal unless im passing somebody. other than that im a pretty light driver cause im pretty stingy with gas
 
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:07 PM
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I only put it to the floor when i am using my NOS!!!

just kidding..
 
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:22 PM
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Oh I was like, 'serious? NOS?' Lol but now I usually never take it past 4 RPMs, unless I'm going onto the freeway, than maybe under 5 RPMs. Thats probably a bit extreme, but I want to keep it well kept until I get another car, but I'll probably keep the Accord

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nos actually isnt a bad idea if you want a bolt on with noticeable gain in hp but you dont have enough for a swap or a turbo
 

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