Thread: italain tuneup
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:14 PM
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A proper Italian tuneup (or Polish-Bohemian, in my case)

does not involve flooring the throttle from a dead stop, but taking the motor up relatively gently to maximum cruising rpm and holding it there for a few miles (usually in something lower than high gear in order to stay legal or somewhere near it). This will clear carbon, but maximum acceleration in a motor which is carboned up from too much slow driving will sometimes burn the carbon into a ceramic-like crust instead.

But with the high energy ignitions nowadays this is seldom as necessary or effective as it was in the days of first series Porsche 911s and 24 valve V12 Ferraris.
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