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I am new to the JZ but my understanding from years of being a gearhead: If your engine is in fine working order floor it. If it has bad rings it will burn oil. If you hit the rev limiter it will limit your rev's (freaks you out the first time it happens). Push it to the redline and shift (or let it shift for you, my auto is300 shifts at redline just fine).
With that said... if you have a timing belt that is old it can stress it (that's bad when it goes... fatal. I'm assuming the 2JZ is interference vs non-interference, am I correct?).
Wide open on the throttle is also different than redlining... you can floor it and shift up through the gears and never hit the rev limiter.
Your Dad is probably freaked out because your his kid and your driving like a lunatic... kidding! ;-)
|It just had its timing belt replaced at 115,000 miles. Imo he seems to thinks that anything over 4000rpms will hurt my engine, anyways thanks for the info!|
Debatable. I went Wide Open Throttle on my 2018 Camry XSE with just over 600miles on it this spring and had the engine misfire on me.
I am sure the Camry has more trim level monitoring and has more computing power than our Is's.
- Still to your point: With regular maintenance, I would be surprised if he has issues on a 118K Miled IS. I've got 185K+ on mine and it still runs like a dream.
His dad is being Dad and probably isnt familiar with a straight 6, RWD, or 200+ Torque.
People used to say I jetted too around town- its just the torque and RWD that most people arent used to as passengers... RWD is a push not a pull.
- even I forget the feeling over our long winters here in WI- but come springtime: even I get that shitty grin on my face every time I launch it for the first time. :D
Take a video next time so we can all watch "IS300 - Dad Meltdown" on the next YouTube Episode. lol
Punching the car at WOT can actually do the engine good (ever once in awhile) as it can burn off carbon buildup that occurs under normal driving conditions.
- So grab some octane boost or fuel injector cleaner at your local auto parts store and have at it!
Now that being said: you put on an exhaust, intake on, and some other little mods - inevitable you'll start driving the car "harder" as you are most likely enjoying the production of sounds your car in now making. This is def true for me. Stay up on oil changes and check your oil levels periodically. If you plan on driving the car hard, be ready for staying proactive and up-to-date on maintenance (eg. Trans flushes (if AT), Differential flush, coolant flushes, belts, and water pump.) - by all means enjoy the car.
I always laughed at this one: "Car's are like a fine female. Ready to be driven. Whats the point of keeping her virgin to simply pass along to the next guy?"
- Or something like that.
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