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Old 10-31-2002, 10:03 AM   #1
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Not sure where this post fit in the best.. but here goes anyways.....

I do most of my driving in town, I've been told a few things to do to help a high performance car deal with the stop and go and not being opened up everyday on a highway, but want to know what the 'experienced' Bonnie owners say.

What do you recommend? (please speak English! LOL, Im green!)

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Well.. you could put fuel injector cleaner through your gas tank at your next oil change or do an engine flush. The easiest way to clean the injector is to take it out onto the highway ( or a nice desserted industrial road ).. and go WOT for at least 30 seconds. The WOT would push the injector to spit out as much gas as possible, and causing it to clean any gunk around the injector that might otherwise after a while build up to a point of gunking it. That'* my excuse for speeding.. hee hee...
If you do a lot of city driving.. I woudl also recommend changing to a 180 Thermostat and getting an extra tranny cooler. This will keep the heat down a bit in stop and go traffic. If you want to play it even more safer... you can either run a fan overide switch ( which allows you to turn the fan at the rad ) without haveing to wait for the computer to reach a same temp before engaging it.
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I agree with Drifter. But I should also note that 75% of all wear on an engine occurs from driving short distances on a cold engine (this has nothing to do with the 180 Thermostat recommended by the club members). What I mean is that if you jump in your car and drive 10 miles, your engine hasn't warmed up enough to prevent excess wear. I would suggest (particularly in those cold Ontario winter days) that you warm up your car for a few minutes before you drive it. this lets all internal components expand to operating specs, allows your engine oil, supercharger oil, and tranny fluid to warm up--coating all parts and reaching optimal viscosity, and has the added benifit of warming up your interior (comfort only--nothing to do with wear and tear). Keep in mind that a warmed up car will have oil where it needs, at the viscosity it needs--thus reducing unnecessary wear and friction.

Even with long trips planned, warm it up first!

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Take it out once a week on the highway, n' kick *** but watch for the OPP
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mine is combined city/hgwy have a remote engine starerd for our winters up here, warmup 3-4min`*. But i do open it up on the hgwy from time to time
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