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    Anyone know anything about engines?

    Ive got a Ridgeline 2006. Ive been putting 87 in it for the life of the truck, I just broke 80k on it and decided to give it a little pep in the engine, clean out the buildup and such. Its running a lot better now. Also is it good to floor the engine one and a while and take it up to say 100mph. Ive heard different things about both. I figure if I baby the engine all its like and never open it up once and in a while not that great for it, and its good to get everything moving fast once and a while. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Not a problem with putting the pedal to the metal as long as you got oil pressure and everything is in good working order motors are built to be run not babied. My little v6 had 200k and still ran like a champ.. As long as you take care of it (change oil etc....) you shouldn't have anything to worry about!
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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    I do oil changes everytime it tells me too and going to use better gas now. Its a VTEC v6 and it knows how to build power, im pretty impressed going from 80mph to 100 in about 3-4 seconds if i drop the hammer.

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    I'm certainly no engineer but I'm fairly confident engines work by way of magic. So u should be g2g on giving that thing some foot.

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    what do you mean by clean up the build up

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Flooring the gas doesn't use more engine
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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Your fine. Like stated, just do your scheduled maintenance and floor that bad boy and let the vtecccc RIP. I could never own a car and not floor it through the full rpm range. How is that even possible?

    Other than the better octane gas, what did you just do to undo some buildup and give it pep?
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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by JOMO View Post
    Your fine. Like stated, just do your scheduled maintenance and floor that bad boy and let the vtecccc RIP. I could never own a car and not floor it through the full rpm range. How is that even possible?

    Other than the better octane gas, what did you just do to undo some buildup and give it pep?

    Nothing I just put in 91 or 93 and been flooring it on this tank, runs like a race horse.

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by gymrat827 View Post
    what do you mean by clean up the build up
    I heard if you run higher octane it cleans the deposits left inside your engine.

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by Supra View Post
    I heard if you run higher octane it cleans the deposits left inside your engine.
    Broscience of the automobile world.
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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by Supra View Post
    Nothing I just put in 91 or 93 and been flooring it on this tank, runs like a race horse.
    Higher the octane the better it ignites, better your car runs. You will get 1000 opinions on this, but I would just stick with 91 on a stock Honda ridgeline.

    Look up "sea foam" engine cleaner/ treatment if you want to get buildup out. Sold at your local auto parts store. Check some vids out on the youtubes. Many ways to add it, vacuum lines, gas tank,ect..
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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    Broscience of the automobile world.
    Thank Shell and Chevron for branwashing us all. Thats all they talk about, Techron and blah blah blah

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Higher octane does not mean better for your engine, it can actually harm it(pings, knocks, hesitation) if you run 93 in a standard 87 octane engine, specs and recommendations are set up for a reason.


    The best bet is what Jomo said.....I just did a three step fuel system cleaning on my truck with Sea Foam, put some in the vac lines, some in the tank, and cleaned the throttle body....I actuallly used the Sea foam in the crankcase and let it idle for 15 minutes and then changed the oil.

    ****ers runnin smooth as ever.

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Higher octane does not mean better for your engine, it can actually harm it(pings, knocks, hesitation) if you run 93 in a standard 87 octane engine, specs and recommendations are set up for a reason.


    The best bet is what Jomo said.....I just did a three step fuel system cleaning on my truck with Sea Foam, put some in the vac lines, some in the tank, and cleaned the throttle body....I actuallly used the Sea foam in the crankcase and let it idle for 15 minutes and then changed the oil.

    ****ers runnin smooth as ever.
    OK ill buy some, im guessing adding it to the crankcase and vac lines involves pulling stuff out and opening parts of the engines up

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    It's not tough. There are many how to's on YouTube. You might just need a buddy to blip the throttle when adding to the vacl lines so your car doesn't stall.

    But, make sure when you do the sea foam to time it just before an oil change like Popeye did.
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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    OK Ill do it now and then before next oil change. thanks guys

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by Supra View Post
    OK Ill do it now and then before next oil change. thanks guys
    No no! Right before as in THAT day or at least a day before.
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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Originally Posted by JOMO View Post
    No no! Right before as in THAT day or at least a day before.
    Ya thats what I mean, I can do it now then the day before the next oil change, is that not what you meant or did I read it wrong?

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    91 or 93 is perfectly fine. I would rather run it than 89. I wouldn't go any higher bc it will be a waste of money. Higher octane is only needed for higher compression. If your motor is good at 2500 rpm than it will be good at 5500 rpm. Also higher revs are most of the time smoother for an engine

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    Re: Anyone know anything about engines?

    Before next fill up. Run the gas tank as low as possible. Before adding gas, add a bottl of SeaFoam to your tank then fillhp as you would. Use highmileage synthetic oil. Change you spark plugs and cables.
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