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Re: High RPMs at highway speed?

Wolff decided to speak these words:

>A few thoughts to go along with this. Don't stress the motor when it is
>cold. I used to live at the bottom of a big hill. The freeway onramp
>started uphill near the bottom. Every morning for many years I had to
>hit that sucker with the engine not fully warmed up and merge with the
>traffic. I'm sure this contributed to my wabbit's unhealthy appetite for
>oil by the time it reached 200k miles. Ovalized piston bores probably. 
>   On turbo motors, when you see 1.0 bar, you are essentially running
>what would be full throttle on a non-turbo car. I would suggest not
>doing that until the oil temp has come up some. 
>   I went for a ride in an _extremely_ fast 300zx turbo the other day.
>The owner went full boost onto the freeway only seconds after starting
>the motor. I could hear the pinging. I was more worried about my lips
>being peeled back on my face from the accelleration though :-)  It
>reportedly dynoed at 460 hp. I believe it. It also ate a spark plug tip
>at one time (I wonder why?), so now has a scored bore on one cylinder.

I agree completely on all acounts.  I just neglected to mention specifics 
in the post just cause i was just assuming that hte car was at operating 

As far as power, i had alot of fun this weekend at sears point.  I got to 
ride in a couple porsches, one was a 95 993 C2 with a stock engine, but 
lots of handling stuff.  that car is amazing...soooo fast through the 
turns.  And then a race built 74 chassis with huge fender flairs, a curb 
weight of 2100 lbs and am 87 engine putting out 280 hp at the rear 
wheels.... That was definitely an eye opener...

And then there was sunday when i got a ride in a Viper GTS-R, the factory 
race car... Stock, with 560hp...that thing was unbelievable.  He would 
take hairpins in 3rd gear, at 2000 rpm, because 2nd just had too much 
power to handle and when he got on the gas, from basically idle, it 
surged foward faster than my UrQ in 1st on full boost...it was amazing.  
This goes all hte way through 130mph too... i swear, that thing would do 
80-100 in less than 2 seconds...

One word describes those things "sick"


Michael Sheridan Williams
San Francisco, CA
ICQ# 11740998
1983 UrQuattro, MC--1.8 BAR, borla, 16x7.5 OZ Mito's w/ SP8000's, K&N
1985 4000S Quattro, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut brace, Sport 8000 
Tires, K&N