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    did she screw up my CS4?

    OK, So a friends wife starts up my 03 CS4 with 600 miles. 10 seconds later she starts reving the engine to REDLINE! But only for a second. I had driven the car earlier that day, so some oil had to be in the engine. Would this kind of abuse cause any long term damage to the engine?

    Re: did she screw up my CS4?

    i don't think so....it's not how to do it, during the first 600 kilometers, but don't forget, it's a german sports car and it's engine... greets michael

    Poor show

    Start-up, when the parts are still cold is the time that all of the wear in an engine takes place. That's why an engine should never be revved until it is fully warmed up.

    Not exactly the way one wants to treat an engine but if the engine was not stone cold and it ran for 10 seconds before revving then probably ok. The oil would have had a chance to circulate and you say that it had been run earlier. Fortunately it isn't winter in the northern hemisphere.

    Tell your friend that if he wants to stay your friend he must find a new wife.

    Stephen

    Re: Poor show

    Roadie, Don't worry; It will be okay. You said you had driven the car earlier in the day, so It wasn't ice cold; oil stilll in the
    heads and on the cams. Oil still in the wrist pins, on the mains and on the rod bearings. I know how you feel, you think your new baby has been violated; but it will be O.K. Just take it out
    warm it up, and bring it to 7,000 RPM; and it will negate the
    last abuse. Take it out; and Revvv it up ! Revvv

     
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