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    Would you say that you drive your car with 'Mechanical Sympathy' ??

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    Not at all!!!

    If i did that it would still be a bog standard 2.2 SRi DTi..

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    I would say that I do, most of the time anyway.

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    Definition of Mechanical Sympathy?

    If you mean not booting the car when it's cold, allowing it and the turbo to warm up before doing so, allowing the turbo to cool down after a run and not constantly bouncing the revs off the limiter - then yes I'd say I do.

    I give the car a good bit of beans at times, but don't abuse it - and look after it as well with regular servicing, and extra oil/filter changes.

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    I do. I tend to let it get to working temprature before I drive it a bit harder.

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    That's prob why my cars seem to last fairly well, with normally high mileages / long time on parts that wear out fairly quickly - eg brakes, wipers etc etc

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    Let me just clarify a point here, i do drive my car hard a lot of the time, but i will always make sure its at optimum running temperature first.

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    I do. My dad taught me a lot about driving to save the engine, plus I used to ride old British motorbikes, so I've got quite good instincts when it comes to that stuff.

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Definition of Mechanical Sympathy?

    If you mean not booting the car when it's cold, allowing it and the turbo to warm up before doing so, allowing the turbo to cool down after a run and not constantly bouncing the revs off the limiter - then yes I'd say I do.

    I give the car a good bit of beans at times, but don't abuse it - and look after it as well with regular servicing, and extra oil/filter changes.
    exactly.... all the above....

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    Slay the beast, give it all she got, ohhhh the car? sorry I thought we was talking women.

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