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Old March 3rd, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Ill effects of short distance drives

What are the ill effects of short distance daily drives? My daily work comute with my D110 will so be about 3 miles. I am putting in a new 4.6 and do not want to mess it up. What can I do to prevent damage?
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 12:18 PM
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A thing that comes to my mind is that you would not be running at operating temp for very long so any condensation in your exhaust would cause your muffler to rust quicker.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 12:28 PM
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the way they drive here in AZ my NAS D110 is barley safe enough to drive
would not last long before someone ran me over!
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
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Its been roughly three miles from the house to the office....well, all the offices...since we bought the Disco in '94.

It has survived so far. It's up to ~160k miles and just keeps working...with the occasional "Italian tune-up"
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 01:42 PM
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here is a bike for horsey...
click here--->yikebike
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 02:40 PM
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That dude looks like he's taking a shit every time he's on that thing.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 04:18 PM
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Horsey's calves are too big for him to ride that thing. They may act as brake pads on that front wheel and he'll never make it anywhere.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 04:56 PM
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I picture horseys pants are all worn like his rotors. All that calf rubbing can't be good for his dockers.

Back to topic. I have a friend who had to put an exhaust in their 90 after only 10k miles. They only drove a few miles a day and the exhaust never got hot enough to burn water out of it.
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Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 06:11 PM
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My commute is roughly 6 miles each way and I dont think that it accelerated the wear on mine in any way. I am a couple of years into a replacement LR Y-Pipe and NRP cat back and dont have any unusual exhaust deterioration. I lived in Scottsdale for several years with my 90 and my commute was probably 4 miles each way. You owned that truck after me and I dont recall doing any unusual maintenance on that vehicle either.
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The primary thing is increased water vapour in both the exhaust and oil that doesn't steam-off but condenses due to the cold oil and exhaust system. (7L of water for every 1L of petrol burned)

Running it hot enough every few days will help a lot with the exhaust, the recommended oil change interval on RV8s is incredibly short so if you stick to it you should be OK on the additional contamination, checking the valve covers for sludge after the first 3-4 months would be a good indication on whether you're getting the moisture out or not.

Other than that just the normal thermal stress issues but I'm fairly sure that RV8s fail due to other issues first anyway.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 07:25 PM
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On a side note

Jon

I saw a pic of your truck and cars and coffee in Scottsdale. Looks good for sure.
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Good advise guys thanks..
I guess change the oil every 3-4 months and do the italian tune up.


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Jon

I saw a pic of your truck and cars and coffee in Scottsdale. Looks good for sure.
Ah yes, there were several exotic cars there (I think you are talking about the Scottsdale exotic car club). My D110 got more attention than most including the two new Mercedes SLS, and Ferrari 458 et al...
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Curious, what is an italian tune-up?
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Warm it up and then a find a stop sign at the edge of town and mat it through the gears to blow the valves clean.
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Curious, what is an italian tune-up?
Something that can't ever be done on a Defender...
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 11:20 PM
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Nice. Now I know. Lol
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