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Old 05-13-08, 07:01 PM   #1
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Will driving my IS straight for 18hrs do any damage to the car? I mean not literally do damage it but is it bad or something?
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Old 05-13-08, 07:10 PM   #2
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It's very bad to do that....you may damage the flux capacitor or something p
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Old 05-13-08, 07:16 PM   #3
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as long as you have properly maintained the car there shouldn't be any problems.
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Old 05-13-08, 07:22 PM   #4
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18 hours x 65 mph = 1170 miles.

Make sure you get an oil change before the trip. Have fun!
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I just had my oil change a few hundred miles ago, because I am planning to go to FL from NY. If its bad I won't do it I will just take the plane or something
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Old 05-13-08, 07:31 PM   #6
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for a 18hr trip... *i used to do p-town to la in one day, 16hrs* i suggest you dl, say~ harry potter book on mp3 to listen too OR some tom clancy book. music gets old real fast... AND it's possible to close your eyes for 10sec to take a small nap at 120mph, i know~ i did and im still alive
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Old 05-13-08, 07:34 PM   #7
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The car can take it just fine, and if you are capable of it too then go ahead worry-free.
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Old 05-13-08, 07:42 PM   #8
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An oil change isn't necessary. You're not going to do any major stop and go traffic throughout the whole trip.

Years ago, I went on a 20 hour trip with an old dodge caravan. It ran without hiccups. There is no reason why your IS cannot endure the 18 hour trip.
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I've done trips of 24 hrs, 32 hrs and 36 hrs straight. After each trip I swore I would never do this again. It was a lot harder on me than the car. This was back in the mid 80's in an RX-7. The Lexus should be a lot more comfortable!
Be careful and have fun...
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Cool just wondering, not sure if its gonna do any damage for that long trip.
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Old 05-13-08, 07:53 PM   #11
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I went from CO to MD. Not at once but in one day i had 12-13 hours. The car was fine.
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Old 05-13-08, 07:56 PM   #12
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I would imagine being harder on the driver than the car.

Cars are made to withstand that drive as long as you have maintained it well. Be on the safe side for yourself. Take a nice break to eat or something, driving long hours can be boring and tiring.
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Old 05-13-08, 08:00 PM   #13
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Also make sure your tire pressures are up to spec and bring a pressure gauge to check them at every rest stop. Don't want to be giving away MPG for no reason.
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18 hrs in a vvti is like a walk in the park.

we drove twice to miami, from baltimore md, once in a 03 toyota avalon, second in a 05 sienna. no probs at all.

you should be fine.
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Old 05-13-08, 08:27 PM   #15
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I drove Sacramento to Atlanta three times last year in May. Once in a Scion tC, once in my Supra, and once in my IS350. All cars went at least 24 hours straight, and the Supra went 35 hours straight (two drivers). No damage to the cars at all. The wife and I drove 30 hours from Baltimore MD, to Evanston WY in a single shot - only stopped for gas - in her '96 Camry with a 5F-SE that went 450 miles+ on a tank of gas. No problem for the car at all.







And we won't even talk about the time I went from Cedar Rapids IA to Sacramento CA in 26 hours - once in my '88 GTS Corolla, and once on my 1980 750F Honda...

I like long trips...

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