I buried the pyro straight down at my clutch foot from the top of third gear until the end of 5th gear everytime I went wide open throttle for the last two years.
That's around 30 or 40+ seconds easy. I can feel it. You can feel when the engine is actually getting heat soaked. The cab starts to get warm and you can just feel/smeel it or something. It's hard to describe, but it's there. At least in my truck. Maybe it's radiated heat off of the floor or something, but the truck definately warms up inside the cab when it's time to get out of it.
When I'm driving with the windows down full throttle it's just a game of time.
I would have to time it to know how long, but you should be able to tell just by feel. You can't just use a time, because what if you were for instance
Just cruising along behind.....say a porsche at around 105 or so for 30 seconds or more at around 1400 degrees......and THEN
he finally nails it and you go WOT
and bury the needle the rest of the way down?
What then? Is it 30-40ish seconds from the initial point crossing 1250, or from when you finally nailed it starting from 1500?
You just have to know how hard you're pushing an engine. I also have no use for my pyro except when towing. And even then it's just a reference about every 20 min or so.
, when my engine was out in Feb for the pickup tube bs, the pan was off and looking at the bottoms of the pistons for discoloration (yellowing, to browining from the burning of the engine oil from the squirters) mine showed only a light yellow tinge to it. Nothing like some of the brown to dark brown burned oil visible on the bottoms of some pistons. That leads me to believe that I have never pushed too hard......and this is someone that would set the ERROR message on the Banks SixGun when it passed 1720 degrees, lol.
When that thing was in there for the ICP
testing, I would be in 3rd gear, 1300, 1500, 1600, 1650, then 4th gear, 1600, 1650, 1675, 1700, 17 and change, then 5th gear, 1700, 17 and change, ERROR, ERROR, ERROR, ERROR, ERROR over and over again perpetually with flashing red lights and sh#t for the remainder of the pull to kill a ricer or what not.
If you're on a drag strip, it's a non-issue. Unless you take it out the back, through the kittie litter and out the pine thicket wide open, you just don't have time to melt it.
But good luck with that.......