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Old 12-31-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I just installed a CAI on my L36. I can feel the difference, it spins the tires more easily and picks up speed quicker. Now I'm feeling a bit randy, and I wanted to know what could hurt the motor and transmission.

I know the obivious, don't do a long constant burnout. I don't do that, I just do a quick burnout, will that damage anything. Will flooring it once in a while hurt anything? I want the motor and transmission survive when I'm in college. I'm going to college in the fall and money gets limited in college. Some of you fellas may know already. So any thing you can think of that I should avoid doing?

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avoid spinning the tires at all... nothing good can happen from tire spinning, especially one wheel burnouts, and cornering burnouts
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You can get down on it once in a while... But don't beat the **** out of it like I did my 91 LE... Amazingly the bottom end is still together to this day.... But I had to have the heads done...

Stay away from the red line if at all possible... Its all wear and tear... If you want it to last with the least amount of $$$ having to be spent on the car than be good to it and it should be good to you...

I do most of my own work, but the abuse does cost in the end, even if I am simply paying for parts... Its not always nice to replace my 225/60 R16'* every 20,000-30,000 miles...

In the end, its simple... You can get on it from time to time, but don't beat the tar out of it

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All cars are different. I am very hard on my car. Especially wehn I went to the track. 10 runs in 45 minutes. Lost half my tread on the tires. Then left the track for the 8 hour jorney home. I say you're car will be fine. Redlining won't hurt the motor. Just wait untill the car is fully warmed up before treking past 3K rpm.
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I did no mods at all to my car, after like 8 months of ownership at 111,000 miles, the tranny went, in most cases, the tranny is the weaker link, and feels the most abuse. Any ammount of wheel spin can be a bad thing, your stock differential for starters, once the internal nest starts to couple the action of one tire getting traction, and the other not, the spider gears start spinning at an incredible rate, causing stress on the shaft, the atf is already hot and thin and does not lubricate the gears well inside the diff causing unforseen wear. Secondly, the lock screw in the pin itself that holds the pin in side of the carrier, tends to let go, allowing the pin to crop through and ride within the housing, casuses are destructive
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All cars are different. I am very hard on my car. Especially wehn I went to the track. 10 runs in 45 minutes. Lost half my tread on the tires. Then left the track for the 8 hour jorney home. I say you're car will be fine. Redlining won't hurt the motor. Just wait untill the car is fully warmed up before treking past 3K rpm.
LOL... Tell that to my Valvetrain.. Springs were not happy with me

On the same note I think just about all of the 96+ will keep you from the redline... Or in some cases will let you get close and then shift.... lol

The 95 is just a freak with hybrid issues to match

The old transmissions and puters would let the motor go Boom

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Whoo, now I'm scared to drive my car. J/K. Okay those are things I can do. It'* just that I really like my car and I don't want to replace the car due to mechnical failure. Okay, will the transmission go out eventually, I know they'll never last forever. If so, what'* the average mileage that the transmission gives up the ghost, If any one knows. I know there are some trannys still going after 200,000 miles.

Thanks for your help, I'm trying to control myself.

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I drive my SSEi in a matter to get max MPG. It does well in that regard. But, if I need to take someone at the stop light, on ramp, passing lane, or track, I don't spare the ponies. They all get put on the ground. Now I'm completely stock and running on original motor, tranny. No repairs, rebuilds. I'm even running my original alternator. Exercising it (not beating the **** out of it) I believe keeps it running great. They call it an "Italian tuneup".

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LOL... Tell that to my Valvetrain.. Springs were not happy with me

On the same note I think just about all of the 96+ will keep you from the redline... Or in some cases will let you get close and then shift.... lol

The 95 is just a freak with hybrid issues to match

The old transmissions and puters would let the motor go Boom
The 05' LeSabre rental car went right up to 6K. My LSS will not. Only 5,800. I have rockers ready to be installed. Shawn (dbtk2) says the stock springs will be fine with 6K shift points. Only 6,200 or higher that the longer springs are needed. Maybe he thinks I have a laid back driving style? Maybe I should get the springs. Now you're getting me worried.
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Good rule of thumb is that you'll have to pay to play...eventually!

I take it easy on our car. I get on it every now and then, but by no means pound on it. We rely on it too darned much...that and I'm too cheap to throw money at it for parts!
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