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Old 12-04-2012, 10:47 PM
MRV99 MRV99 is offline
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If the engine would wear faster running it to redline, why does BMW set the redline at the current level when they know it will hurt the motor. I could see wear happening if you decided to keep run it at redline constantly for miles on end but your only there for 1 second at a time. I had a v8(375 rw hp) car which was a daily driver and ran 1/4 miles at the track all the time. I put over 75k miles on it and the car was still strong when I sold it. There is no way you could drive your car as hard as I drove that car and yours is a much better motor. Drive it like you stole it and don't worry. It is more fun that way.
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