Yep... FORD saw you coming and had a good idea.
WTF would you sit in the car and hold the gas to the floor in Park?!!!!!
Are you a natural idiot or did you take 4 years of courses to become one?
I came by it naturally when I did that, once... with the help of about 10
beers. Only cost me a weeks wages for a trans rebuild back then, though.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
Well, you did come off as kind-of trollish and it can be taken
either way, but everyone's entitled to write an awkward sentence now
They build safety systems into new cars, and the rev limiter is one
of them. The computer knows the car is in park, and while revving it
to 2000 - 3000 RPM while parked is useful to get full alternator and
air conditioning output, any more than that is simply asking for big
trouble if someone drops it into gear...
If you ease into the gas it will take the RPM's up to the limiter
and hold right around that point, and not impose a hard fuel cut. But
when you stomp the pedal flat to the floor and hold it, the computer
figures it's an accident - something fell on the gas pedal. The 'drop
back to curb idle' behavior is the computer trying to protect you from
Be careful - you can still miss a downshift and zing the engine up
to 15000 RPM and break it. ($3000+ repair bill if you do a real good
job like "ventilating" the block.)
The computer has control of the fuel and spark, and on an automatic
transmission there are safeties to prevent a downshift engagement that
would over-rev the engine. But on manual shift cars the computer
can't push the clutch pedal in for you to prevent that from happening.
--<< Bruce >>--
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