Ok, so I gave my lovely 2.4 7th Generation to my parents a short while ago and after my dad almost instantly wrecking the headlight washers, which I've now repaired, the poor car is in danger again. For some reason he's always had it in his head that it's bad to rev an engine, especially when pulling away. Now, I'm not talking about launching at 7,200rpm but we are talking about him pulling away at like 850rpm! The car shudders like crazy and threatens to stall. Not only does it do my mum's head in but it angers me big time as I'm just waiting for something in the driveline to snap. The thing is designed to do 7,200rpm and he's worried about pulling away at over 1,000rpm! So, I was giving my mum a lift in my car on Sunday whilst my dad went off to pick my brother up in the Accord - ideal time to quiz my mum on his driving. She said he's been much better now and doesn't labour the engine. So, we get to the shopping mall and meet up with him and my brother who lets me know that he was trying to pull out from a side street onto the main road in 4th gear!!!!! And this just shows he was probably trying to do it in second because of the direction of the gear stick. Grrrrrr. So for the sake of my poor Accord I need to do something about this. He's set in his ways and I know what he's like as once he thinks something is what it should be then that's the only way as far as he's concerned. So the solution will be to plant a new seed in his head with categorical proof that labouring the engine WILL wreck the car. Is there any pucker documentation out there which will not only back this up but also explain what will get wrecked, why it will get wrecked and to what extend it will get wrecked. I couldn't stand to see the car be run down after all the time and effort I put into it. You wouldn't believe he was a Chief Technical Engineer on our lovely fighter jets! lol Go figure.