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A friend of mine got drafted after joining the National Gaurd and served as a hummer mechanic in Iraq. After returning he has appointed himself an expert on everything mechanical, even when it comes to my S70 T5. He has told me that it is destructive to accelerate by flooring your car from a stopped, or even cruising, motion. The correct way he claims to accelerate with a turbo is to apply gradual force. This seems to be poor advice to me, for that is the only way you can launch one of these and get that "stomp, pause, whoosh!" Additionally, I owned an 850 T5 and never had any problems as a result of launching my car in this fashion... Thoughts?
 

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Re: Learned advice of a Hummer mechanic or BS? (montelatici)

We're not talking about all the time here, just when it is time to have fun
I am alleging that the misconception lies in the belief that when one chooses to accelerate rapidly that it needs to be done gradually, instead of stomping on your pedal.
 
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