Am I gonna screw up my car?

gibby1547gibby1547 Member Posts: 4
edited June 2018 in Acura
Hi I have a 2001 Acura MDX with 215,000 miles on it so it’s been around lol. I wanted to know if i am I gonna mess my car up or cause any engine/transmission damage if I “floor it” since it’s got so many miles on it? I really love feeling the power of the engine you know?
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 207,889
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    gibby1547 said:

    Hi I have a 2001 Acura MDX with 215,000 miles on it so it’s been around lol. I wanted to know if i am I gonna mess my car up or cause any engine/transmission damage if I “floor it” since it’s got so many miles on it? I really love feeling the power of the engine you know?

    If you are maintaining it properly, that shouldn't have any noticeable effect on engine longevity or maintenance. Of course, with 215K miles, anything can happen. But, maximum acceleration isn't going to "break" anything.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Just keep it out of the redline on the tachometer and don't rev it until the engine is at normal operating temperature.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,338
    edited June 2018
    gibby1547 said:

    Hi I have a 2001 Acura MDX with 215,000 miles on it so it’s been around lol. I wanted to know if i am I gonna mess my car up or cause any engine/transmission damage if I “floor it” since it’s got so many miles on it? I really love feeling the power of the engine you know? </blockquot

    Those need a timing belt every 100,000 miles so yours should have been replaced twice by now. I would make very sure yours has been done around the 200,00 mile number or you could hear a snapping sound during one of your banzai runs. That would NOT be a good thing!

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