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A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?


Liam40
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Hi,

This topic is just a curiosity to see what other members do!

I occasionally rev the engine of my 1.6i 16 valve focus above 3000rpm. But, can this be a bad thing to keep the revs low? Or is it a good thing to do it more, use the revs of the engine more?

What do fellow members do? Or what do you think?

Liam.

 

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There's nothing wrong with mostly keeping below 3k, should be good for fuel consumption, engines do benefit from a good boot now and then though, keeps everything clean.

I tend to blast up to the red line a couple of times a week, but then I drive diesels that get all sorts of sooting/carbonising issues if they're not used properly.

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Red line regularly in mine keeps everything working and it's fun 😃

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2 hours ago, Incontro said:

3000rpm??? That's nothing!

My engine speed sits at 3000 RPM when doing 75 on the motorway.

Disclaimer: An indicated 75 is still below the speed limit in my car. ;)

True, mine hovers over 3000rpm when doing 70ish mph on a motorway :wink3:

Actually, I thought 75 was the new speed limit for motorways :wink3:

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1 hour ago, Philf1 said:

Red line regularly in mine keeps everything working and it's fun 😃

See my parts for sale on thread "philf1s Spirit Blue Fiesta ST180 parts for sale"

But Phil, your Fiesta ST is turbo-charged, my focus is a normally-aspirated petrol. You can red line yours more. If I red lined mine that regularly, she think what the hell you doing to me, lol.

Liam.

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Any engine petrol or diesel, 2 stroke, 4 stroke, turbo or na will benefit from the occasional blast up towards the red line when warmed up.

It's like going for a run or going to the gym. If you walked everywhere and never broke a sweat it wouldn't do you any good.

Stretching an engines legs so to speak will help towards keeping it clearer and reduce carbon deposits.

That doesn't mean you rag it everywhere just every now and then when the engine is warm hold on to a gear up towards the red line. 2nd usually works best.

 

 

 

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My engine had its "legs stretched" last night after a boy racer behind tried mounting my bumper with his go faster peugeot. hit redline and brought engine malfunction message and disabled stop start. lol

maf air flow corelation error, basically more air flow than it expected.

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Hi,

About that red lining you all mention, what do you do when you haven't got one, see photo below, lol! 

(P.S. Excuse the dust, she hasn't had a clean for a while, intend to give her one next week!)

Liam. 

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1 hour ago, alexp999 said:

I'd just change gear at 6k if it was me.

 

You can usually hear and feel it getting near it's limit. It should have a rev limiter even if it doesn't have a marked red line on the dials.

Oh ok. Just been round the parents who live 1.5 miles from me, I only used 3 gears and reverse. It's a bit unusual not to see a red line, I wonder why one wasn't fitted to this car!

Liam.

 

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