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Hitting Rev Limiter

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Hey guys was talking to guy and he said its good once a month or so to just bounce it off the limiter once to get rid of all the crap built up. Just questioning whether i would have to take it all the way up there and im sure it wont hurt doing it but just wanna make sure. And just would like to get conformation of this..
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its extreamly bad to just bounce it off the rev limiter while there is no load on the engine (free reving it) the rev limiter is there for a reason and i dont think there is anyone here that has not hit it by mistake while driving but i would never do it while its sitting still and not in gear
 

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would be done while driving... forgot to mention
 

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What crap built up???? The only crap I can see is that advice. What possible good would bouncing it off the rev limiter have, shouldn't be any crap in a properly maintained engine, and bouncing off the rev limiter in a badly maintained engine is a quick way of killing it.

If your worried about build-up of stuff in the engine, use premium unleaded and some oil or fuel additives like injector cleaner or that stuff you use before doing an oil change, the stuff they dissolves bad oil so it drains out properly. A throttle body and intake plenum clean every so often won't hurt either. Also make sure you change the fuel filter regularly.
 

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I fried my old ecotec(crankshaft bearing bang!) by hitting the limiter twice.
 

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Hey guys was talking to guy and he said its good once a month or so to just bounce it off the limiter once to get rid of all the crap built up. Just questioning whether i would have to take it all the way up there and im sure it wont hurt doing it but just wanna make sure. And just would like to get conformation of this..
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Whoever told you this, has obviosly had one too many things bounced off his head, limiting his knowledge too all things mechanical:bang:
 

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maybe try hitting speed limiter too i hear that cleans out ya car also
personally i wouldn't be hitting rev limiter at all
i have a couple times while racing (track :p ) and it sounds horrid
keep it off the limiter
 

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unless your car is a rotary and gets rebuilt every year bouncing the rev limiter is not what the engine was designed for, all comes down to how it has been treated but it WASNT BUILT FOR BOUNCING, so dont go "clearing **** in your engine" by doing it. I dont know what its supposed to be clearing out, but if you wanted to fully clean your engine try using proper fuel eg. premium, regularly replace oils, keep filters clean, and if it really came down to it, strip it apart and acid clean the block if you want to rebuild. thats it.
 

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Limiter = bad... like all have said, proper maintenance is the key here.
 

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Hey guys was talking to guy and he said its good once a month or so to just bounce it off the limiter once to get rid of all the crap built up. Just questioning whether i would have to take it all the way up there and im sure it wont hurt doing it but just wanna make sure. And just would like to get conformation of this..
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Thank god that guy is not my mechanic, i wouldnt even leave my lawnmower with him:bang:.

To keep ur car in good running order, service it regularly.
 
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