: How often do you WOT your north*?



limoguy
10-25-07, 09:04 AM
Well....I never do & honestly, Im concerned that by doing WOT it will cause damage to something expensive under the hood. Im probably wrong but it just seems like its abuse to the engine, trans & who knows what else. Please correct me if Im wrong. My car has 120k on it. thanks:suspense:

97Concours1
10-25-07, 10:30 AM
I do a WOT kick down almost everytime I drive mine. I read a thread from an expert not too long ago that talked about the problems of NOT beating these engines once in a while. They will carbon up and develop problems. They basically said the engine (and transmisson) was designed for high performance and should be used that way. So everytime you're on the ramp to the highway, mash it to the floor and enjoy!

limoguy
10-25-07, 10:53 AM
Thanks 97..I do like opening it up on expressway ramps..Nice to hear the engine power up & feel the power.

Ranger
10-25-07, 12:06 PM
I do it once a month or so. Read the Technical Archives at the top left of this page.

limoguy
10-25-07, 12:17 PM
:highfive:thanks ranger..you sure are loaded with usefull knowledge.

AJxtcman
10-25-07, 02:07 PM
14 times a day at the minimum. Man I abuse the crap out of that turd

ejguillot
10-25-07, 02:33 PM
Almost every chance I get. That might be the reason my gas mileage isn't so good. :)

Submariner409
10-25-07, 05:14 PM
All things within reason, but the N* loves it.

fubar569
10-25-07, 06:06 PM
i'm with AJ...i have hammered the piss outof this thing since day one ... bought with 69k now has almost 111k and she runs better now than she did then!

limoguy
10-25-07, 07:20 PM
haha..im begining to realize it wont hurt it. I like setting it off on a expressway ramp....good to let her flex her muscles.:thumbsup:

Ranger
10-25-07, 07:31 PM
Did you see my post in the other thread about how it was tested?

codewize
10-25-07, 08:53 PM
Probably daily. I'm not sure you can hurt these things. The harder you drive them the better they run. You'll do more damage by NOT running the crap out of it. Also in a TSB. The best way to ruin an expensive performance engine is to baby it.

MJJ
10-25-07, 09:14 PM
About 2 times a day. I go out of my way to jump on the freeway and hammer the piss out of this car. AJ tune + Corsa catback = fun times. This car makes me feel like a kid again. :cool:

limoguy
10-25-07, 09:24 PM
yes..ive seen it ranger..thanks

Submariner409
10-25-07, 09:45 PM
:sneaky: MJJ..........You are a kid........just not snot-nosed any more.......

saltman1965
12-01-07, 10:15 PM
Run It Like U Stole It

Night Wolf
12-02-07, 02:35 AM
Well I don't have a N*, but any of my vehicles, I run WOT when given a nice chance... either getting on the interstate, or if at a stop light/sign and turning onto a 55mph+ road, I'll run it wide open... not around town tho. I've done it with every car I've owned. There is nothing wrong with running an engine wide open and you cannot "hurt" it in any way, if something does break, it was going to break in the next 100 miles anyway. All engines need to be ran full throttle now and then.

AlBundy
12-02-07, 05:17 PM
Wot it out. I have yet to read a post where a member states "I broke my car because I wot too much".

TexasCadillac
12-02-07, 11:49 PM
I wot because I like how it makes ME feel. LOL but it does make me wonder if it is gonna make the head bolt threads strip out and head gasket failure. TexasCadillac

brmurph
12-04-07, 03:04 PM
I wot because I like how it makes ME feel. LOL but it does make me wonder if it is gonna make the head bolt threads strip out and head gasket failure. TexasCadillac

Thats how my headgaskests went, right after doing about 10 WOT in a row trying to clean out the carbon. That being said I was real lucky because the car had 99300 miles on it and the warranty was out at 100,000. So in my case the WOT still did me a favor as I am sure the gaskets would have blown anyway but it would have been after the warranty was up :-)... BTW I now have about 33,000 miles after the dealer timeserted the engine, so far no problems (except a quart of oil every 800 miles:-).. Moral of the story do your WOT before the warranty expires...

Ranger
12-04-07, 04:46 PM
I think you nailed it. They were going to go anyway. I doubt WOT had anything to do with it.

Cadillacboy
12-04-07, 06:48 PM
Thats how my headgaskests went, right after doing about 10 WOT in a row trying to clean out the carbon. That being said I was real lucky because the car had 99300 miles on it and the warranty was out at 100,000. So in my case the WOT still did me a favor as I am sure the gaskets would have blown anyway but it would have been after the warranty was up :-)... BTW I now have about 33,000 miles after the dealer timeserted the engine, so far no problems (except a quart of oil every 800 miles:-).. Moral of the story do your WOT before the warranty expires...

LOL,this is a different point of view .That means no WOT after the warranty expires :D

92nsx
12-05-07, 09:02 AM
Almost every day, on ramps are fun. :)