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Old 16 Feb 2011, 11:39 am
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Question does revving up your engine really helps remove deposit buildup in the cylinders?

I wondered if it was healthy for a car if you, once a month or so, just revved up the engine to 6k RPM for a few ten seconds (on a warm engine, not cold), to get rid of the deposit in the cylinder.

You think it'll work?
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Old 16 Feb 2011, 12:23 pm
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i dont knwo but running it at about 80 will
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how do you know you have deposits that are detramental to the engine performance?
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I wouldn't do it that way. I nice long run and the top of the legal speed limit will/should burn off any deposits but if you been running good gas, you shouldn't have too much or anything built up. Try a bottle of Chevron Techron once in awhile to help keep everything clean. It comes in bottles for 12 and 20 gallons of gas. Just put a bottle of each in the PT and Vette the other day.
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I pretty much drive nice, but every now and than like to open her up on the parkway to clean it out. Been doing it all my driving life but can't say if it does anything for sure. My buddy used to call it an Italian tune up
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I pretty much drive nice, but every now and than like to open her up on the parkway to clean it out. Been doing it all my driving life but can't say if it does anything for sure. My buddy used to call it an Italian tune up
I run mine at about 75 on the turnpike, ocassionally up to 80, and mine runs great. Every so often, I run some injector cleaner in the tank, and I doubt whether I have combustion chamber deposits...
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I pretty much drive nice, but every now and than like to open her up on the parkway to clean it out. Been doing it all my driving life but can't say if it does anything for sure. My buddy used to call it an Italian tune up
WE called it highway tune-up - from a stop, floor it and give it a good run. No proof it worked, but didn't seem to hurt.
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WE called it highway tune-up - from a stop, floor it and give it a good run. No proof it worked, but didn't seem to hurt.

It's always fun though
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Old 17 Feb 2011, 10:08 pm
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I just drive my car normally. It's not like we have 1957 carbureted, old and busted chokes in our engines. New fuel injection systems and new ethanol/gas mixtures really make your car use up that fuel. In the old days (like 1957), engines didn't burn gas like today's cars--and blowin' 'em out was just something you did when you wanted to clean up the cumbustion chamber. Nowadays, we just do it out of habit--or because we feel like cuttin' loose!

Go to an classic car show and sniff in the reek as those old beauties start up and run. That's the smell of 39-cents-a-gallon gasoline that just didn't quite get burned properly.

In other words, modern engines run a lot cleaner.

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