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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Please put my mind at ease.

I took off hard in my el fairmont ghia and didn't upshift into 2nd quick enough. The thing hit 6000rpm. The car is in A1 condition but i'm worried i might have damaged something.

Are the engine and gearbox strong enough to handle this terrible, terrible abuse??

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:18 pm 
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relax man, it has a limiter to prevent it from going any higher, for short amounts of time, high rpm is fairly harmless on a healthy engine. If it puts yous mind at rest, my car sees 6,000 2-3 times a week and the engine is good as new.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Big over-rev
Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:20 pm 
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Sharpyelghia wrote:
Please put my mind at ease.

I took off hard in my el fairmont ghia and didn't upshift into 2nd quick enough. The thing hit 6000rpm. The car is in A1 condition but i'm worried i might have damaged something.

Are the engine and gearbox strong enough to handle this terrible, terrible abuse??
will take it a few times,not every ones perfect.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:23 pm 
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i just had to blow off a vt wagon with a stupid-hatted 'corey' behind the wheel.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:25 pm 
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Sharpyelghia wrote:
i just had to blow off a vt wagon with a stupid-hatted 'corey' behind the wheel.


That'll teach him a lesson :lol:
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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Unless there is any reason to suspect it, don't think of it again.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:26 pm 
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...and leave it in 'D'...you have lost most torque by the time you hit 6000rpm anyway

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:32 pm 
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im not being a smart a** but the ef/el series are rev limited to 5700 rpm
i gues it could reach 6000 in neutral bouncing on the limiter but not under load lol
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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:33 pm 
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momentum will carry the rev limiter past the 57 limiter, or if your my mates ef with a cam and headwork - STD computer - you'll go off the tacho.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:47 pm 
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Might be the tranny slipping into the next gear, mine did it when my tranny was stuffing up and it was changing at like 5900ish, got a new AU S5 solinoid and it changes at about 5400 now and thats WOT.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:30 pm 
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Both our cars are manuals, but it could have happened to Sharpyelghia's fairmont.

 

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Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:03 am 
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dont worry its fine :)
my rev limiter is 6300rpm and my motor loves it :)
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