As my topic said. Rev-happy 3800? I certainly don't rev it in idle, but I tell you, it sure is fun to be a leadfoot on the highways, doing 0-60 or 100(CDN).
Man, i tell you, Ilove to floor the throttle. I love the way that engine sings to its 5500 RPM redline (briefly). It feels like a rev-happy motor, but I know it isn't in idle.
I do this ALOT. Mostly only in the summer. In winter, i'd be very likely to get my butt in the ditch. There isn't a time when I don't do it. and I tell you, it sounds and feels sweet.
OF course, is this abuse? I don't let it go to 5500. Only 4800-5000 rpm, and I run Mobil one synthetic in the crank. The engine has 150,000 kms now, and the Tranny and car have 271,000 kms on it now.
So, is this generally a good idea? I know, not for a prolonged period of time. I do sometimes get it to 3500 RPM going uphills for a short period of time, till I get it up the hill, but it stays in third. I just love doing it, addrenaline rush!!
Anyways, goodnight all..