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Old 01-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Pierangiolo Pierangiolo is offline
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Over revving engine mishift.

I have always been scared of mis shifting in a manual. Soon Il be buyi g a 335i e92 manual, and its going to be the first manual i have driven my dad is looking forward to teach me but I'm scared of being around 7k rpm, and shifting down instead of up by accident, would this break the transmision, whats the highest rpm you can be till it breaks (I don't want to try to push it, I just want to know for safety reasons). Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Bmr3sn Bmr3sn is offline
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Your worry needs to be on the engine, not transmission. An over-rev will damage the engine very quickly. A few posts on other websites describe the damage in detail. I wouldnt worry about it much..... take your time and pay attention in the beginning.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:20 PM
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A forced mechanical over-rev is referred to as a "money shift". The reason for this name should be fairly obvious.

I would recommend learning to upshift around 3000 to 4000 rpm. That way, an accidental downshift should not be instant doom for your engine.

Warning: once you have mastered the art of driving a manual transmission, you may not want to go back to an automatic.

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