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Old 10-21-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default How bad is it to flog on the car when it's still cold.

Let my friend take the wrx out for a spin, and the dork redlines every gear when the car wasn't even warmed up yet.

just wanted to vent.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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I wouldve slapped him, infact i have slapped friends for doin stupid ish in my car when specifically told not to, those friends miss out on driving my cars now.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:57 PM   #3
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kay well yeah... that's a bit hard on the car... not a good idea at all

my rule? nobody else drives my car. solves that problem right there.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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wow if you were riding with him why didn't you tell him to stop, I would be INSANELY furious. He would never drive my car again.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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kay well yeah... that's a bit hard on the car... not a good idea at all

my rule? nobody else drives my car. solves that problem right there.

Thats pretty much what I have come to aswell.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:06 PM   #6
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Cold oil doesnt lubricate as well...
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:07 PM   #7
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Yea running a car hard when cold is def not good for it. My buddy used to always do that in his accord and the piston rings wore out pretty quick.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:08 PM   #8
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Generally not a good idea. Its best to wait till the oil is warm to provide its maximum protection & lubrication. Same goes for the transmission oil as well. However I doubt he did that much harm too anything just doing that once...

I've been driving a Chevrolet work van like that for 90k miles with probably a total of 5 oil changes in that time...hahah still running strong with no oil consumption, its ashame I got the only well built Chevy....
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:06 PM   #9
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I think of it like:
Going on a full sprint before warming up.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:06 PM   #10
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Same as others, I just don't let other people drive my car. There as been 1 exception to this rule, and after a 30 minute cruise-control filled trip home and only after I told him exactly what to do I let him take an offramp at around 50 when the sign suggested 30 mph. He was the DD I had to let him have some sort of reward.

ib4"asshats like you that raise our insurance"...
I had taken that offramp many times and it was perfectly safe, not that saying that would dissuade some of you.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:15 PM   #11
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I was being a moron and had to datalog really quick to show someone and by the time I got to the pull site I wasn't warmed up and it was pulling timing like crazy, not good, but like others stated, don't let anyone drive your car...ever. Why would a friend want to drive a fast car? To drive fast and beat on the car.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:20 PM   #12
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There's a reason the only people I let drive my car are people I have seen drive at their fastest (and thus their best/worst) and/or have let me drive their car. Everyone else can go DIAF.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:22 PM   #13
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How would you like it if it was 2 in the morning, you're sound asleep, someone runs into your room, slaps you in the face to wake you up, and makes you bench press 300 pounds?
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:29 PM   #14
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^^^ exactly, let the poor little car warm up lol
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:30 PM   #15
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kay well yeah... that's a bit hard on the car... not a good idea at all

my rule? nobody else drives my car. solves that problem right there.
being young and having a fast mustang and a fast wrx... i get people on me all day trying to drive them... never do i let anyone else drive my cars.

no problems, no worries. tell them to F off even if they beg and cry
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:30 PM   #16
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Let my friend take the wrx out for a spin, and the dork redlines every gear when the car wasn't even warmed up yet.

just wanted to vent.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:42 PM   #17
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the only people i let drive my car is my family, and my cousins girlfriend. she drives his 340whp evo almost everday

on a side note, my cousin let me drive his evo yesterday. that thing is super fast. hahah
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:57 PM   #18
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Ummmm.... and you didn't smack his b*tch up because?....

Like others have said, I have a bit of a "rule" myself. There's really only one person I let drive my car and he is >>>> me.

Unless you have confidence in someone's ability and know they have respect for other people's things, the answer is always, "no."

Short and skinny on the beating on a cold car..... yeah, it's not good. The car doesn't have to sit around warming up for an hour but WOT when cold is just competely careless. Put it like this, would you rather wake up slowly as the rising sun lights up the walls of your room and you begin to hear the little birdies chirping outside OR... would you rather get kicked in your face thrown across your room and told to WAKE UP!!!! ?

EDIT: Dammit, Spooty!!! You totally used my analogy first!!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:09 PM   #19
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I trust a lot of people with my car. Reason being, I know that they know and apply the 'no WOT when cold' rule.

However, there are other people I trust, who don't apply the above rule. That's because they don't even get to 1/2 throttle in the first place because they either don't see the need to, or freak out when any amount of boost is applied. Like my mother.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #20
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #21
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Lol, there is a sweet spot when my car is just "warmed up" but the tmic isnt heat soaked yet
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:45 PM   #22
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I dont let stupid people drive my car... and you should have done the same.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:02 PM   #23
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only person I let drive my car is another Subaru maniac who drives a 98 RS.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:21 AM   #24
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EDIT: Dammit, Spooty!!! You totally used my analogy first!!!
Sorry??
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:09 AM   #25
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I don't have to worry about telling my friends "no" because all my friends smoke and they need to ride in a car they can smoke in. They know I don't smoke so...problem solved before there's even a problem
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