Originally Posted by opensourceguy
Also, back in the day, it was called an "Italian Tune up" when your car [carburated] was acting up, and just running like ***^, you give a good WOT, to clear out all the ***^ in the combustion chamber. My dad said that just about always fixed whatever driveablity problems his car had.
This was so true with older volvos. I forgot what years, but anyways. The moms that drove them never did a WOT so the car would stumble and hesitate. They take it to the dealer, and the dealer would just drive the car like a bat out of hell for a few miles and problem fixed.