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 Post subject: what is the actual redline for windsor 302? plz help
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:50 pm 
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my car revs out to 6450 round abouts its an auto so i suspect it shouldnt, the stock tacho says redline is five, but my monster is telling me its goin to nearly 6500, am i gonna blow my motor.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:14 pm 
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EFI 5.0L windsor??? Is this for the EB???

If so the factory cutout is 6250rpm. Either the monster is wrong or there is a chip in there with a higher cutout.

I wouldn't be revving the motor too hard if it is stock, peak power is 4500rpm, so revving past that is pointless anyway.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:33 am 
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The V8's don't have a rev limiter, well EF/EL's don't so I guess its the same for the EB/ED

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:44 am 
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DAVE im taylors brother (johnnies friend) ryan you are going to heathcote thinking about cruising up in my eb dont know whether to race yet she's a stock six dont want to blow the bastard up got pedders all round mags and s**t goes alright
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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:42 am 
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I think you'll find there is a rev limiter.. 6250 but it takes some time getting there...E7 heads are so restrictive!!!
Imo the rev counter is wrong!!!!
With std springs I wouldn't go past 5.500 rpm..There is no power above 4.800 anyway.[Pre AU, excluding Sprint and G.T]...Redline and rpm cutout is two different things...

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:49 am 
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^ agreed. Have seen mine "bouncing" off the limiter at 6250 with my own eyes, but very little to be gained at these RPMs... unless destroying the poor thing is considered advantageous...

You can hear when it's not enjoying life... and you can feel when the E7/HO combo runs out of puff... not much point going any harder than that...

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:20 pm 
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The V8's don't have a rev limiter, well EF/EL's don't so I guess its the same for the EB/ED


I've got an EFII XR8 and they sure do have a rev limiter. Have bounched off mine a few times with the hypo donk using a standard ecu.

Yours is obviously too choked to get the revs up that hi.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:32 pm 
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I've bounced mine off the 6250 rev cut a few times, they don't sound happy up there off the guage.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:00 pm 
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check that the monster tacho is set to 8 cylinder man.

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:08 am 
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thanks for the replies guys, muchly appreciated!!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:32 am 
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offyaguts wrote:
The V8's don't have a rev limiter, well EF/EL's don't so I guess its the same for the EB/ED


I've got an EFII XR8 and they sure do have a rev limiter. Have bounched off mine a few times with the hypo donk using a standard ecu.

Yours is obviously too choked to get the revs up that hi.


Strange, i've had mine near 6300 - 6400 and never hit it.....engine isn't choked either man, it's a very healthy engine with quite some $$$ spent on it......i'll admit though they it doesn't make power after about 5500rpm cause the cam runs out of puff, i reved it that high accidentally, forgot to move the auto shifter :oops:

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:24 am 
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Strange, i've had mine near 6300 - 6400 and never hit it.....engine isn't choked either man, it's a very healthy engine with quite some $$$ spent on it......i'll admit though they it doesn't make power after about 5500rpm cause the cam runs out of puff, i reved it that high accidentally, forgot to move the auto shifter :oops:


Freak of an ECU. Better keep hold of that one.

What sort tacho are you seing the beast spin to 6400 on ?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:22 pm 
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Just an ex cop cluster so its off the dial, thats why i guessed it at 6300-6400rpm, goes right off the end, don't want to test how far it will go either, too much at stake!!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:35 pm 
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mine (AU2) hits the rev limiter at about 5700 or thereabouts... doesn't feel like enough after having the old Mini pull over 7000 easy. i want more revs but don't wanna sacrifice the bottom end...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:37 pm 
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ive heard that to for the au that 5800 was the redline ,most of the books you read about 302s reckon the stock rod bolts start to stretch at around 6000 :?
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