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Old 12-04-2012, 07:25 PM
mkarner79 mkarner79 is offline
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550i Red-line Tolerance

How bad is it to red-line the engine?

The reason I ask is because when I floor it and the "kick-down" feature drops a couple gears the engine hits red line in a couple seconds. Needless to say, this has occurred several times and maybe a few for more than a couple seconds up to 7k. I'm starting to wonder what the long term ramifications are.

Probably a dumb question to ask, but it happens so easy in sport mode I cant be the only person to do it regularly. Yes, I know a new engine is worst case scenario


2008 550i Sport
Space Gray Metallic

2001 540i6 - Deceased
Topaz Metallic Blue
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