How bad it’s really going wot all the time?

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    Good evening y’all. Well it has been a few months now with the Procharger P-1X. The car is absolutely amazing, although I hardly drive the car. Every time I get the chance to drive it, probably no more than 5 miles a day, I absolutely go wot when I have the chance. I do wait for the car to get the right temp before I do go wot. The car seems fine and I’m just wondering if I’m hurting the car because I hardly drive it and go wot when I drive it. Thanks.
     
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    Really?
     
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    Its A reasonable question even professional racing schools talk about not going fully WOT to lower wear and tear on the engines.

    For competative driving they don't give a shit, just survive the race.

    That said OP. the coyote is a very strong motor, its not as delicate as some on here would have you believe, so enjoy ypur car.

    Just make sure to monitor your oil temps not your coolant temps... The oil is the most important thing, if u start reving high and dping WOT on cold oil you're just punishing your main bearings.

    On These motors the things to be wary of is the ringlands mainly due to detonation , bad fuel and high boost levels. The oil pump and crank gears and of course the stock clutch...

    Ford Claims These cars are designed to run on 87 octane... But i recommend getting 93 only... Its cheap insurance
     
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    Thanks for the input man. I do monitor almost everything after installing the s/c. I don’t go stupid after starting the car because the oil haven’t lubricate the entire engine. I’m mainly using top gas company for 93 fuel because it is tune for that octane. The car seems healthy even beating on it every time I get the chance to drive it. Big investment for so I got to ask experienced mustang enthusiasts. Thanks again.
     
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    This car haven’t tasted an 87 octane since buying it brand new. I just never did went that route bec I know 93 octane is better than 87. Now it’s s/c, 93 is a must every time.
     
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    As long as you are not getting knock you are fine.

    If you don’t drive it a lot drop some boostane in it to make sure you stay safe on octane.

    As for you question if you can be to hard on the car, I think the answer is no. As long as fluids are in proper range you are good. If there is something wrong with the engine you will find it faster but that’s just time either way. Keep knock in check, keep it cool and drive it like you want.
     
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    it may not be a bad idea to do a compression test every now and then just to catch any potential issues early.

    These cars can crack a ringland and still run "healthy" until it melts the piston. If you catch the issue early u can salvage the engine.
     
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    I guess boostane is a good insurance for this car. Yeah I’m keeping it cool, always monitoring the gauges, and no known knocks whatsoever.
     
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    That’s a pretty good idea and testing the compression on this car never crossed my mind. Thanks man.
     
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    #10 3star2nr, Nov 4, 2019
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    Yeah once a year is plenty. And its a easy do it yourself job. Gives you a chance to read the plugs too.
     
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    I'm personally wary of octane boosters because even though they are marked as O2 safe ive had sensors fail on an old car I used to run. These cars have wideband o2 sensors those aren't cheap to replace..

    I guess if you aren't going overboard with it you'll be fine. The good thing about boostane is it keeps the fuel stable when the car sits.
     
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    I guess I should elaborate more on the car sitting all the time. Basically it’s a weekend warrior car. If not getting driven after 5 days, I crank the car and let it run so the fuel and engine oil cycles until normal temp is reached.
     
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    Yeah you'll be fine then... Itsjusta6 on YouTube ran 900+whp on a gen 2 for over a year heavy drag racing finally cracked a ring land... These engines are tough
     
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    I am not really a fan of boostane either but knock and heat is what kills these engines. If you are not getting knock don’t worry about it. I personally would use it on super hot summer months as cheap insurance. It doesn’t take much to get a couple of octane points.

    Didn’t touch on this the other day but I wouldn’t do pulls longer than 1/4 mile either. The rings gaping is tight on these cars and like said above expanding rings will kill ringlands.

    Sounds like you are doing everything right though.
     
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    Just enjoy it and maintain it. Wanna be safe? don’t enjoy it, simple.
     
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