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Old 04-28-2010, 11:24 PM   #41
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:29 PM   #42
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im taking notes...when you guys who redline your cars often,go to sell your cars...i will reference this thread. Wanna be sure that whoever is thinking about buying the car knows how the ride was treated .I think i have only redlined my car once by accident by the way. I baby my ride.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:32 PM   #43
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I would not recommend a redline for any car you want to keep in the long term. Just my 2 cents. At that point in the power band, your BMW is out of steam and the.....whatever you were playing with won. I would say save your money for an oil change though on a regular basis.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:36 PM   #44
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im taking notes...when you guys who redline your cars often,go to sell your cars...i will reference this thread. Wanna be sure that whoever is thinking about buying the car knows how the ride was treated .I think i have only redlined my car once by accident by the way. I baby my ride.
Wow? Snitch away my dude lol. If redlining was so bad an AT wouldn't be able to do it. So its obviously not gonna destroy the car if the engine is warmed up and has proper oil changes. E46's like to be revved


Edit: carcus, but the earlier you shift the lower the rpm will be in the next gear... A redline could be the difference in a win and a loss :-p
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:39 PM   #45
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Lol look at the prices of E46 now a days, complain away they aren't $50,000 cars, more like $6-20g's
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:57 PM   #46
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im taking notes...when you guys who redline your cars often,go to sell your cars...i will reference this thread. Wanna be sure that whoever is thinking about buying the car knows how the ride was treated .I think i have only redlined my car once by accident by the way. I baby my ride.
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you have to understand the people that jump from car to car often have NO MONEY

they are usually making poor financial decisions and rolling over debt.

No offense to some members on the group but there are dudes making less than $35K driving in fairly new cars - lol like leasing a $40k car - wtf - the car is worth more than what you make in a year!

OP just be sensible - good luck!
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:58 PM   #47
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I redline at least twice a day. These cars are ment to be driven hard. Just picture we had a autobahn here and we could go 140mph with the rpms at 6000 in 5th gear lol Me personaly it cleans out all the carbon in the motor. Just keep your oil changed and rev away
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:03 AM   #48
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:10 AM   #49
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Lol look at the prices of E46 now a days, complain away they aren't $50,000 cars, more like $6-20g's
so why are you ballin then?

ne-ways im assuming most of you dont actually hit the rev-limiter cuz youre all retarded if you do... i mean, i do go up to 6000 rpms often but i dont think ive ever checked against the rev limiter. theres not much to be had up in those revs anyways. mine is slow, and like most bmw enthusiasts, i love my car in the turns. drag racing is for vin diesel.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:25 AM   #50
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so why are you ballin then?

ne-ways im assuming most of you dont actually hit the rev-limiter cuz youre all retarded if you do... i mean, i do go up to 6000 rpms often but i dont think ive ever checked against the rev limiter. theres not much to be had up in those revs anyways. mine is slow, and like most bmw enthusiasts, i love my car in the turns. drag racing is for vin diesel.
im far from ballin, $146 in my bank account and $20 in my pocket.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:38 AM   #51
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im taking notes...when you guys who redline your cars often,go to sell your cars...i will reference this thread. Wanna be sure that whoever is thinking about buying the car knows how the ride was treated .I think i have only redlined my car once by accident by the way. I baby my ride.
I feel bad for your M3.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:08 AM   #52
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I feel bad for your M3.
right? what a waste of an M3! haha you can baby your car and still waken her up. just be smart with how you drive. i bet i could keep up with you in the hills in my 323 against your M3 haha jk
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:30 AM   #53
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i pinklined it once does that count
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:43 AM   #54
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+1. Redline a couple times each week. The M3 is made for higher engine speeds, it's made to be raced. That's why it has an oil cooler and semi-dry sump oil system, among many other things. I just found an interesting .pdf, if anyone is interested. 330ixboarder, you should definitely take a look at the entire engine section, although it's rather lengthy I think you'll find it very informative.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:15 AM   #56
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Redlining means shifting at redline or revving the car in idle or something and let it bounce off the limiter?
I usually find a way on the highway to fully load the engine and redline everyshift and clean the gunk with some pressure, and enjoy one hell of a ride. It's a car, it's not the greatest asset. Why not enjoy your purchase? People don't buy beds and sleep in one small corner to reduce the wear and tear.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:17 AM   #57
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In a normal day, I'll smash the hard cut (7k) about 10-15 times once the car is warmed up. Car has about 305k miles on it (estimated) and I've been driving it like this since I got it a year and a half ago. Car still runs great, oil changes every 3k... This would be my 1990 325i btw. I straight up abuse the thing and it keeps taking it. Granted, the E46 doesn't get this kind of workout, but it does get driven hard. If you think a car can't handle hitting the red line a few times a day, then you need to read up on how engines are designed.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:20 AM   #58
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im taking notes...when you guys who redline your cars often,go to sell your cars...i will reference this thread. Wanna be sure that whoever is thinking about buying the car knows how the ride was treated .I think i have only redlined my car once by accident by the way. I baby my ride.
I hope you're joking. And everyone else who says they "baby" their ride by never pushing the engine, are you serious? You do more harm to the engine by always keeping the rpms down all the time. I'm not saying you should speed, but why buy a BMW if you're gonna drive it like a Corolla?
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couple of times a week thats what bmw's are for. never red line it thought just change gear befor touching it

but apparently you are meant to chage gear a peak torque of yur car to get most power out of it the rpms from the peak torque dont make you go any fasterive been told.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:30 AM   #60
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Redlining means shifting at redline or revving the car in idle or something and let it bounce off the limiter?
I usually find a way on the highway to fully load the engine and redline everyshift and clean the gunk with some pressure, and enjoy one hell of a ride. It's a car, it's not the greatest asset. Why not enjoy your purchase? People don't buy beds and fvck in one small corner to reduce the wear and tear.
fixed!!!!

i hit 6k alot... maybe hit the rev limiter once in a year, on accident.

btw everyone that posted has a manual.... right??
as far as i know the 5 speed auto wont actually redline. (from experience in a 330 with m sport package)
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