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blue_bimma 05-07-2002 09:51 PM

bad to redline?
 
I have a stick, and often times I rev my engine up to 6000 rpm (sometimes 7000) before I shift. I'm a maniac at the wheel, and a 120 mph speeding ticket on a 60 limit justifies that.

So, really, how bad is it to redline all the time?

BigRain 05-07-2002 10:28 PM

Not too bad as long as you don't over-rev when downshifting and keep your oil change within reasonable intervals. BMW's are meant to be driven.

bender 05-09-2002 03:56 AM

only time I ever rev high(5000-6000 rpm) is when starting in first....guess im a puss.

B 05-09-2002 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bender
only time I ever rev high(5000-6000 rpm) is when starting in first....guess im a puss.
that's not news to me... I always knew you were a puss! :tongue: :flipoff: :tongue:


hehehe



peace
B

Christo 05-09-2002 08:02 AM

Shouldn't be a problem
 
as long as you wait until the engine warms up. And of course keep your car in good shape (service, oil-change). Also, I assume you didn't raise your rev-limiter,
if you did, you probably don't always want to rev it above the factory limiter. I notice when I do that, the sound of the engine changes a little, not sure why...it kinda loses that harmonic sound...:dunno:

Amil 05-09-2002 09:54 AM

yeah you just gotta make sure you change your oil very frequently and like bigrain said ...dont over-rev when downshifting ....like i do by accident sometimes:tongue:

bender 05-09-2002 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by B


that's not news to me... I always knew you were a puss! :tongue: :flipoff: :tongue:


hehehe


thanks man!


peace
B

:flipoff: :flipoff: :flipoff: :yikes:


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