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    Would frequent hard acceleration create any bad issues on a 2.2 direct?

    I had an engine flush, oil and filter change done Thursday and the car feels much more responsive and runs magically even if it doesn't change gear till around 5500rpm. I've had my foot to the floor almost constantly since then but i've become a bit worried incase i'm doing any damage apart from the big hole in my wallet............

    Also, how much better would performance be with a new set of spark plugs and air filter? These are things i should have done along with the oil change..... the plugs are knackered lol

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    Tam, you're just giving it an 'Italian tune up'. If you were doing it constantly for a prolonged period, it may wear out some components sooner, but the novelty will wear off after a while, so I shouldn't worry too much!

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    So long as the engine is warm, then providing you are not constantly running in the top 10% revs and you are changing gear as you approach that range, then there are no major issues
    I don't know what the rev range is on the 2.2, but you may find in the handbook there is a recommended rev range for the model, something like a maximum of 4000rpm

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    Yeah, let it warm up, then let rip.
    They are built to take it.

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    flushing an engine that's not used to being flushed is a bit of dodgy ground.. you have to hope all the particles end up in the filter, and not lodged somewhere else.... like the timing chain oilspray jet..

    TBH, the engine loves to rev.. all you will do is drop the fuel economy like a stone and hit yourself in the wallet..

    if it's not had plugs, then they would be a good idea, as would the air filter.. but don't expect it to do too much in the way of performance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTi View Post
    Tam, you're just giving it an 'Italian tune up'. If you were doing it constantly for a prolonged period, it may wear out some components sooner, but the novelty will wear off after a while, so I shouldn't worry too much!

    i ve always driven all my cars hard, or given them an italian tune up, as u call it, lol, and only one car has suffered, which is my mg, needs a new clutch and gearbox........other than that i belive cars should always be pushed to make them work as they should, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilangel View Post
    i ve always driven all my cars hard, or given them an italian tune up, as u call it, lol, and only one car has suffered, which is my mg, needs a new clutch and gearbox........
    Say no more......

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