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Old 08-20-2002, 10:32 AM
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Rev Limiter

I hit my rev limiter today merging into trafic. YIKES! This was the first time I've really been WOT since break-in. The engine is very smooth all the way up to redline (limiter). I was more concerned with traffic than looking at the tach and I guess it got away from me. In my old acura I could "just tell" when I was getting close to redline because the engine would get very -strained-. I guess I'm impressed by how smooth the engine is all the way up to redline, but now I know I need to be careful.
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Old 08-20-2002, 10:42 AM
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I hit my rev limiter often. That's what it's there for. Just be careful downshifting. The missed-shift overrev can be expensive.
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Old 08-20-2002, 11:07 AM
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It won't hurt anything. I can always tell what RPM that I am at, and rarely go past 6K. Though, I have hit the 6750 limiter a few times. Pretty smooth still....

Driving a 330 around a roadcourse, I hit the limiter at least once a lap in 3rd. Sometimes twice. Better to hit the limiter right before the braking zone that shift to 4 and have no power going up the hill after the turn....
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Old 08-20-2002, 11:14 AM
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Hit 7,000 RPM once or twice on the track...I let it rev to about 6,500 a couple of times a week.
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Old 08-21-2002, 09:47 AM
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Its threads like this

that will make me bounce off the limiter a couple times on the way home tonight
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Old 08-21-2002, 09:55 AM
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I haven't hit the limiter in mine so far, but I used to bounce off it frequently in my old E30 318i
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Old 08-21-2002, 09:58 AM
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I hit it fairly frequently in first gear. Not too often in second.

More specifically, I used to hit it frequently, before I had myself trained for the lower gearing and lower rev limiter in this car. (Previous manual car was a chipped E36 325i, I could hit 70 in second. )
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Old 08-21-2002, 10:10 AM
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I would like to hit the rev-limiter in 5th

I don't think my car can do it though
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Old 08-21-2002, 10:21 AM
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I would like to hit the rev-limiter in 5th

I don't think my car can do it though
I've hit it in 3rd...
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Old 08-21-2002, 10:28 AM
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I've hit it in 3rd...
Who hasn't

4th is possible for sure

I've only managed a bit over 6K in 5th though
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Old 08-21-2002, 12:07 PM
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Who hasn't

4th is possible for sure

I've only managed a bit over 6K in 5th though
Just out of curiousity, about how fast was that? I would like to hit my speed limiter, but I haven't had either: a) a long enough straight away at the driving schools I have been to; or b) the skill to make proper use of those long straight aways.
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Old 08-21-2002, 12:17 PM
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Just out of curiousity, about how fast was that? I would like to hit my speed limiter, but I haven't had either: a) a long enough straight away at the driving schools I have been to; or b) the skill to make proper use of those long straight aways.
~152

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Old 08-21-2002, 12:53 PM
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i most often (and that's not taht often) hit the limiter, merging onto highways. but i HARDLY do taht anymore. not an issue really. i let my car rev up a few times a week to, just cuz it's fun
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Old 08-21-2002, 01:11 PM
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~152

152 w/ no hands and taking a picture. Wow, you're good!
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152 w/ no hands and taking a picture. Wow, you're good!
I think I see a little bit of left hand.
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Old 08-21-2002, 01:24 PM
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152 w/ no hands and taking a picture. Wow, you're good!
With my knee

(actually, yes, one hand)
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Old 08-21-2002, 05:13 PM
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~152

Where did you take that picture? Must have been an empty flat road...
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Old 08-21-2002, 06:03 PM
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~152

Quick, 325iT top speed should be about only 130mph. I hit 125mph and I had about 500 rpm left. Wasnt paying to close attention though, a bit difficult. The difference must be the shorted final drive for the wagon to make up for the weight.

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Old 10-13-2002, 12:26 AM
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I would like to hit the rev-limiter in 5th

I don't think my car can do it though
I hit it in 5th today. ~142mph on I485 here in town. Did some scouting for 5.0 before I let loose. I had a good mile or so of vision before I saw any traffic coming in either direction. I did pass an Explorer at about 130mph though...
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Old 10-13-2002, 08:58 AM
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I hit it in 5th today. ~142mph on I485 here in town. Did some scouting for 5.0 before I let loose. I had a good mile or so of vision before I saw any traffic coming in either direction. I did pass an Explorer at about 130mph though...
That's the speed governor you hit, not the rev limiter.
 

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