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Old 03-21-2011, 09:04 PM
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Z3 redline

Hi all! I was wondering if it is ok to take the engine into the redline sometimes? I have a 2000 z3 2.3, and while passing uphill, got a liitle carried away for only a few seconds before shifting. It sounded great and ran smoothly. I try not to go into the redline area on the tach. Thanks,
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:59 PM
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As long as the engine is warmed up...take it to the red line....There is an engine limiter and it will let you know when you get to high an RPM

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:30 PM
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I agree. Redline only after fully warmed up. I regularly redline both my cars. There is no ill effect. BMW made these engines to be driven hard, not babied.
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