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Old 04-12-2003, 12:09 AM   #1
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From a cool engine, say 75 F, at what temperature is it safe to apply full throttle higher rpm excursions

I've always thought that obviously you should wait until up to normal operating temperature. So with the cooler runner stats of 180 or 160, I would think that as soon as the tempature is above about 140 it should be OK. But I have seen store ads boasting engine temps lower than 140 F??
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I generally won't stomp on it until the temp is around 110. If it can put heat out of the vents then it is warm enough for me. I can tell when the engine is still cold when accelerating. If I feel the lag that it has then I back off until it warms up a little more.

I think the reasons for waiting are:

1) Get the oil circulated throughout the engine to prevent undue wear and tear on the interanl parts.

2) Give the internal pieces a chance to heat up evenly so that they don't warp or break.

This is what I've heard so I could be wrong, but it makes sence to me.
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