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Old 04-10-2005, 03:20 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by opensourceguy
Yeah, bill is right. Our engines are worthless passed 4.5k.. you hear that noise the engine makes at that RPM? That is the sound of it begging for mercy. There really isn't a point to revving that far. However, when you do it, it isn't a problem.. no worries, mate

3.5k IMO, but that'* debateable
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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.
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